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Job Opportunity: SABC Seeks Skilled Graphic Designer to Join Their Team

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Job Opportunity: SABC Seeks Skilled Graphic Designer to Join Their Team


Reporting line: Marketing Manager (Sport)

Division: Corporate Affairs and Marketing


Reporting to the Marketing Manager (Sport): To plan, conceptualise and design graphics for SABC Sport, Marketing and online news in order to illustrate and enhance the SABC Sport Story.



  • Research graphics database for suitable reference.
  • Research internet for suitable reference and adhering to copyright restrictions.
  • Title each completed graphic correctly according to programme title and date
  • Transfer graphics to server in correct folder for play out in studio
  • Record graphics for programme onto tape for video editing
  • Pay intense attention to detail and maintain a high standard of accuracy specially to spelling and numbers on templates
  •  Give feedback and hand over uncompleted matters to colleagues on next shift
  • Prioritize and process requests according to deadlines and broadcasting schedule
  • Design graphics within limitations of television format and house style rules
  • Design graphics according to the look and feel for the specific bulletin or programme
  • Design graphics of high standard and layout to enhance the news bulletins, and current affairs programmes and online news
  • Explore and request informal “on-the-job” training on other graphic equipment
  • Report faulty graphics equipment to technicians
  • Report faulty printer and computer equipment to IT
  • Embrace the implementation of new technology
  • Keep abreast of technology changes and the possible impacts on graphic workflows
  •  Maintain the database by cleaning database to ensure that there are no duplications, for the ease of reference


  • Communicate with Programme Producers, Journalists, Technical Director’s and suggest creative ideas to best illustrate the story, e.g. map, graph, full screen etc.
  • Communicate effectively with clients and make meaningful suggestions for alternative graphic if no reference is available.
  •  Communicate effectively with clients regarding their requirements.
  • Warn clients of copyright restrictions on reference retrieved from internet.


  • Ensure compliance with SABC policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to the Broadcasting regulatory and policy provisions including but not limited to: Terms and Conditions in terms of creativity requirements.
  •  Adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and monitor the implementation thereof.



  • National Diploma in Graphic Design, multimedia or equivalent qualification.(NQF6/7)
  • Degree in Graphic Design, multimedia or equivalent qualification added advantage.


  • 3-5 years experience in graphic design in Television broadcasting


  • Good knowledge of Adobe products and ability to design in more than one of the Adobe applications.
  • Adhere to South Africa’s Constitution; all broadcasting and other legislation; Icasa licence conditions and regulations; the BCCSA Code of Conduct and decisions; SABC Editorial Policies; SABC Radio News Style-guide; and high-quality standards for Radio Current Affairs stories and programmes.
  • Understanding of sport, current developments and trends in the social, economic, political, media and Television broadcast environments.
  • Computer literate (Microsoft, ENPS, Adobe, the Internet etc.).
  • Adhere to News Graphics SOP’s and standards, SABC rules and regulations and Copyright Act.
  • Technical and digital recording, video editing, mixing and packaging skills.
  •  Planning and organisation.
  • Establish and maintain good relationships.

To apply, kindly send your applications to

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