eNCA calls for reporters in Gauteng and Cape Town

Written by TVSA Team from the blog TV Jobs on 09 Jul 2019
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eNCA is looking to hire two new reporters: one in Cape Town and one in Gauteng.

This is a descrition of the job and requriements, followed by a link to the application forms:

Reporting to the Head Of Assignments: eNCA

The purpose of this role is to file package inserts and do live crossings on current affairs issues.

1.Conducting Interviews:

• Arranging and preparing for interviews.
• Briefing camera operator and interviewee timeously.
• Conducting preliminary telephonic interviews.
• Asking probing follow-up questions
• Ensuring interviews with a variety of voices.

2.Writing Scripts:

• Writing scripts in line with visuals.
• Providing a shot list with all scripts.
• Checking facts with relevant stakeholders.
• Writing content for online.
• Providing video for online
• Ensuring stories are accurate and unbiased.

3.Conducting Research:

• Generating unique story ideas.
• Checking electronic media (wires), social media and articles of interest.
• Checking archives for specified and appropriate visuals.
• Developing own contact base to help generate story ideas.


• Breaking stories.
• Packaging content for on-air.
• Conducting live and on camera interviews that are hard-hitting and probing.
• Conducting live reports from the field ensuring accuracy and objectivity.
• Ensuring stories have depth and quality.
• Doing in-studio lives that are professional and informative.
• Providing the news desk with updates on stories.
• Adhering to story deadlines.
• Ensuring good communication with assignments, sub-editors and news desk.

Key Performance Indicators:

1. Reporting guidelines are adhered to on a daily basis relating to all content provided for TV, on-line and social media
2. Reporter provides strong, in-depth content that is of superior journalistic quality and complies with all journalistic ethics and editorial standards
3. Reporter abides by the editorial and other company policies
4. Reporter is versatile on a range of subjects
5. Reporter is punctual
6. Reporter does thorough research


Education: Relevant Television Qualification
Languages: Business English
Experience: A minimum 4 years relevant experience

Specific Professional Competencies:

• Thorough understanding of South African and global news and current affairs
• Good understanding of on-line
• Ability to report for TV
• Strong writing skills
• Planning skills
• Organising skills
• Decision-making skills
• Interpersonal skills
• Persuasiveness
• Communication skills
• Coping under pressure
• Conflict handling skills
• Problem Solving Skills

Application details:

You can apply for each position here:

Gauteng reporter position

Cape Town reporter position

Closing dates: Applications for the Gauteng position close on Wednesday, 10 July 2019 and the Cape Town applications close on Tuesday, 16 July 2019

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