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Manager: Durban Newsroom

Company eNCA
Reference # eNCA088
Published 07/10/2019
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Introduction
eNCA: SOUTH AFRICA'S MOST WATCHED TV NEWS CHANNEL. eNCA is South Africa’s most trusted independent TV and online news brand. It launched on June 1st, 2008 to become the country’s first 24-hour television news service.

Job Functions Journalist
Industries Broadcasting / Transmitting,Media
Specification
The incumbent would be required to oversee the running of the eNCA Durban office by ensuring that stories produced, are of a high standard and in-line with the Company’s editorial vision. To maintain a productive working environment, providing training to staff and supporting the eNCA management team. To foster relations with companies in the eMedia Group and other stakeholders.

Reporting to the Acting Manager Director, the Key Performance Areas include:

1.Editorial:

-Oversee all content produced in the region
-Ensure that editorial guidelines and other company policies are adhered to
-Ensure that media laws are not infringed upon
-Balance the need for strong content with minimal resources
-Oversee the daily diary and the planning of all major broadcasts
-Research and fact check to ensure that all story pitches are correct and in line with the channel’s daily objectives
-Write stories for broadcast
-Respond effectively to breaking news

2.Management:

-Actively engage in the recruitment of all relevant
-Provide training and mentoring to newsroom staff
-Drive and embed the Company performance management principles
-Along with HR, Manage disciplinary processes in line with the Company’s disciplinary procedures
-Manage employee leave
-Actively manage the newsroom budget
-Actively manage the newsroom resources ensuring that the operation runs smoothly and within the budgetary framework

3.Liaising:
-Provide support to the Management team
-Escalate problems should they arise
-Maintain a good working relationship with companies linked to the eMedia Group
-Meet with and maintain contacts from government and business
-Investigate and respond to complaints related to content

4.Technical:
-Have a thorough understanding of the broadcast systems used by the channel
-Provide technical support to the Head Office in Johannesburg
-Oversee live studio broadcasts should the need arise
-Investigate any technical glitches and provide workable solutions


Requirements
Education: relevant Journalism qualification
Experience: A minimum of 10 year's experience in a similar role within a News environment
Languages: English and Zulu

Job Closing Date 14/10/2019
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