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Vacancy – News Reader and Compiler

The following position is vacant within our Content Hub Division

JOB TITLE:                            News reader and compiler

EDUCATION:                      Relevant tertiary qualification

EXPERIENCE:                      Have at least 2 years’ relevant experience.


    • Source the most relevant news stories for OFM’s audience and work through offerings from different content suppliers and news sources
    • Compile the news bulletins in Afrikaans and English and correct radio news format
    • Comply with the Media Law and ICASA regulations
    • Work according to editorial and ethical codes
    • Read the desired length of news bulletins in Afrikaans and English
    • Post radio news stories on relevant digital platforms and link some news to social media
    • Monitor the public’s comments on the radio’s news website and social media
    • Update spreadsheet on editorial contributions and news statistics.


  • Have exceptional communication and written skills, in English and Afrikaans.
  • Needs good pronunciation, articulation and intonation
  • Have an excellent news sense and knowledge of the news trends
  • Have good interpersonal skills
  • Have journalistic experience in fetching and drafting news
  • Good writing and proofreading skills
  • Have advanced skills in news and audio production and editing system like Newsboss, Audacity etc.
  • Be able to work under extreme pressure and adhere to tight deadlines
  • Be a team player
  • Be able to function effectively within a multi-media environment


CLOSING DATE:  10 March 2017
Interested applicants are requested to apply with a comprehensive CV to Thando Mohlamme via e-mail: thando@centralmediagroup.co.za with Subject line: NewsReader17

Central Media Group (Pty) Ltd is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The appointment will be in line with Central Media Group’s Employment Equity Plan and Policy.

Applicants not contacted within 14 days after the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful.

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