Producer/Presenter

PRODUCER / PRESENTER: RADIO CURRENT AFFAIRS

(SESOTHO / LESEDI FM – BLOEMFONTEIN, FREE STATE)

SABC NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS

Position:                    PRODUCER / PRESENTER: RADIO CURRENT AFFAIRS

                       (SESOTHO / LESEDI FM – BLOEMFONTEIN, FREE STATE)

Position ID:                60021700

Scale Code:               402

Reporting Line:         EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: RADIO CURRENT AFFAIRS

CLOSING DATE: 28 JUNE 2023

Main Purpose of the Position:

To produce and/or present / co-present SABC News’ Sesotho Radio Current Affairs programmes and be part of a team that broadcasts newsworthy, compelling, accurate and fair stories for its target audience in line with the public mandate and SABC News’ editorial policy and strategy.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Initiate and produce Radio News and Current Affairs content as assigned.
  • Present and/or co-present Radio News and Current Affairs programmes, special programmes / broadcasts and outside broadcasts.
  • Identify, initiate, brainstorm, research, plan, record, produce and broadcast Radio News and Current Affairs material and stories that are newsworthy, compelling, accurate and fair for the target audience.
  • Plan and deliver all Radio News and Current Affairs stories, inserts, interviews and programmes on time.
  • Adhere to the specific journalism, broadcast and Sesotho language requirements.
  • Interpret and analyse the undercurrents in and subtexts of stories and news developments.
  • Conduct desktop, archival, field and other relevant research.
  • Conduct in-depth interviews and Q&As.
  • Write / script, translate, voice and package stories.
  • Use multimedia platforms professionally to promote Radio News and Current Affairs content, inserts, interviews, programmes and broadcasts.
  • Support and mentor colleagues.
  • Establish and maintain reliable and credible news networks and contacts.
  • Engage professionally with the target audience to promote and enhance SABC News and Current Affairs.
  • Adhere to South Africa’s Constitution, all broadcasting and other legislation, ICASA’s licence conditions and regulations, the BCCSA and Press Council Codes of Conduct and rulings, SABC News’ editorial policy and News and Current Affairs’ style guide etc.
  • Adhere to all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Requirements:

  • National diploma / degree in Journalism or Media Studies or equivalent qualifications
  • 4 years’ experience in the Radio News and Current Affairs environment and specific language context
  • Excellent written and spoken command of Sesotho and English
  • A good understanding of the usefulness of social / digital media as a journalistic tool
  • Keep abreast of news, current affairs, trends and developments
  • Excellent general and news knowledge
  • Good and clear broadcast voice / presentation style
  • Sound understanding of current social, economic and political trends
  • Good ability to plan, organise and work in a team
  • Good ability to work under pressure, including long and irregular hours
  • Good understanding of the news, media and broadcasting environment
  • Well-developed computer literacy (Microsoft, Internet, Dalet / Dira / Audacity and ENPS etc.)

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