Video Journalist at South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)

  • Media Jobs In South Africa
  • Full time
  • 7 months ago
  • South Africa
  • Salary Rand 1000-2000 / Monthly
  • Shift Full Time
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor
  • Number of vacancies 10 openings
  • Job experience 4 years
  • Job level Officer

Job Description

South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is looking for a creative and charismatic video journalist to create exciting content for our viewers.

The video journalist is responsible for researching content, finding people to interview, recording footage, and editing footage.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Deliver visuals of highest editorial quality for broadcast and publishing.
  • Brainstorm and discuss story angles with reporting journalists ahead of coverage.
  • Advise the reporting journalist and/or video editor on the most compelling visuals of the story.
  • Edit packages for news and current affairs as required and in line with SABC editorial prescripts, BCCSA and Press Codes.
  • Assist in setting up and coordinating facilities for live broadcasts when required to do so.
  • Ensure all visuals and overall output adhere to prescribed editorial principles and SABC News quality standards.
  • Deliver audiovisual content to digital news platforms as required.
  • Take good care of assigned assets for use in reporting such as the camera and ancillary equipment, ensuring it is always secured.
  • Use assigned resources appropriately and efficiently.
  • Immediately alert the editor to any damaged or broken equipment.
  • Communicate with internal stakeholders, to ensure optimal delivery on News objectives.
  • Adhere to South Africa’s Constitution, all broadcasting and other legislation, Icasa regulations, the BCCSA and Press Codes of Conduct, SABC Editorial Policies and applicable news and current affairs style guides.
  • Adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Minimise risk of loss or damage of property and equipment.

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • National Diploma / Degree in Journalism, Media Study, or equivalent qualifications with special reference to videography (6)
  • 5 years’ proven experience in the newsgathering and videography.
  • Demonstrable experience in off-site video editing.
  • Willingness to work on Outside Broadcasts (OBs) and special broadcasts
  • Understanding of applicable broadcast legislative framework and regulations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of News and/or Current Affairs production systems and processes.
  • Excellent news judgement and news awareness.
  • Good photographic sense and a sharp eye for detail.
  • Physical fitness to carry equipment and manage it.
  • Ability to work under pressure, and irregular hours.

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How to apply: South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)

Pre-Employment Assessments:

All applicants who meet the above criteria will be required to undergo job related assessments to establish suitability for placement, this includes a verification of qualifications.

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