Programme Editor

Company eNCA
Reference # eNCA095
Published 02/12/2019
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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.

Reporting to the Head Of Output.

The purpose of this role is to manage and facilitate the performance and delivery of a production team by ensuring that all key performance deliverables are met and aligned to the strategy of the channel.

•Editorial content and judgements as well as the rundown of the programme is aligned to the strategy of the channel.
•Continuously driving improvements to the programme to improve audience ratings.
•Deliver a high quality of editorial output and on-air discussion that is engaging.
•Demonstrate creativity of progamme creation and editorial approach.
•Managing the quality of on-air content holistically.
•Ensuring that all content is meticulously subbed to prevent errors.

•Team motivation
•Instill a culture of creativity
•Recruitment of staff to fill vacant posts
•Coaching and mentoring of teamto promote international quality of broadcasting.
•Ongoing formal team appraisals and feedback
•Excellent knowledge of editorial and other company policies
•Excellent ability to communicate
•Apply company policies and ensure adequate headcount is available to ensure operational requirements are met.

•Lead the pre and post production meetings
•Create Compelling Programming
•Create unqiue content
•Request show specific content
•Create straps and on air information
•Excellent knowledge of South African and global issues
•Understanding of the Broadcasting Complaints Commission’s code of conduct
•Good understanding of legal and ethical issues with regards to television broadcasts

•Excellent understanding of newsroom and gallery workflows
•Impactful decision making, to anchor, production teams and technical crews
•Clear and authoritative communication skills
•Ability to communicate effectively with all newsroom departments, ie: Input and Logistics

Key Performance Indicators:
•Programme ratings meet or exceed the average monthly audience ratings of the Channel.
•Provide compelling content that differentiate the show from other programmes.
•Decisive leadership by making difficult editorial calls and defending them.
•Ability to direct the team in a breaking news environment
Job Functions Editing,Journalist
Industries Media
Education: A recognized Journalism qualification or equivalent
Languages: Business English
Experience: At least 8 years’ experience in journalism, five of those in television newsroom production

Specific Professional Competencies:
•Thorough understanding of South African and global news and current affairs
•Excellent understanding of TV news production
•Team Player
•Demonstrated ability to manage a high performance team
•Good understanding of newsroom and gallery workflow systems
•Strong leadership skills
•Strong writing skills
•Must be enthusiastic and deadline driven
Job Closing Date 09/12/2019
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