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Exciting Job Opportunity: EWN Seeks Digital Editor to Join Dynamic Team in Johannesburg

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EWN Seeks Digital Editor to Join Dynamic Team in Johannesburg

Remuneration:negotiable tctc
Benefits:Medical Aid and Provident Fund
Location:Johannesburg, Sandown Sandton
Remote work:Not Applicable
Education level:Degree
Job level:Senior
Job policy:Employment Equity position
Reference:Digital Editor
Company:Primedia Broadcasting Recruiter

Purpose of the role 

To lead the online news team and ensure accuracy and high standards of online delivery. Develop strategies that will appeal to and increase audiences.

Key outputs

  • Lead the EWN online news team, across Johannesburg and Cape Town
  • Manage the team’s performance and KPIs – including accuracy.
  • Grow EWN’s reach across several audience groupings in the digital space (unique browsers, app subscribers, newsletter subscribers.)
  • Deep understanding of SEO practices and tools – including producing reports on SEO figures
  • Contribute towards the development of EWN’s online strategy.
  • Oversee the daily and weekly digital assignment diaries for the team.
  • Lead the online team to produce original content and ensure that the highest editorial standards are upheld.
  • Maintain and update writing, social media and product style guides.
  • Manage video, text and photo wire services.
  • Manage writing and online editing freelancers.
  • Keep abreast of the latest technological advances with respect to gathering, delivery of news across all platforms


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or an equivalent qualification
  • At least five years’ experience in an editorial leadership position.
  • Strong editorial experience, demonstrable experience and knowledge current affairs
  •  Strong understanding of the SA Press Code
  • Demonstrable management experience and skills
  •  Demonstrable experience in a digital news environment
  • Demonstrable experience driving digital innovation across multiple media types.
  • Demonstrable experience in the creation of on-demand content types.
  •  Strong knowledge and understanding of digital platforms and ecosystems,
  •  Experience of video in the news digital space
  • Excellent understanding of socio-economic and political issues affecting South Africa, Africa & the world
  • Demonstrable performance management and mentorship skills
  • Strong leadership and motivational skills
  • Proven track record managing a multi-disciplinary newsroom.
  • The ability to gather data and interpret analytics.
  • Strong understanding of radio
  •  Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage budgets.
  •  Communication skills
  • Project management skills


  • Must have a passion for news. Non-negotiable
  • Must be innovative and creative.
  • Unquestionable integrity and ethics
  • Decisive decision-making under pressure
  • Willing to dive into operational tasks when the need arises.
  • Sound emotional intelligence
  • Willingness to constantly learn and lead learning.
  • Ability to transfer skills and train

Closing date: 16 June

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