Jobs at eNCA

Job Title: Deputy Assignments Editor

Job Vacancy Type: Permanent

Location: JHB

Reporting: Head of Department: Assignments

Closing Date: Friday, 16 February 2018

Key Performance Areas

  • Draw up and manage the weekend diary and daily dairies when required in conjunction with the National Assignments Editor and Head of Assignments.
  • Assign stories to reporters employed at eNCA.
  • Manage assignments and reporters during the day.
  • Where necessary, chair the 08h30 daily editorial conference with the News Management team, and other editorial meetings with the broader newsroom.
  • Plan and deploy resources for breaking news.
  • Monitor newswires, all newspapers and social media for leads.
  • Liaise closely with the News Editors on duty regarding the diary, changes to stories and updates to stories.
  • Plan ahead to ensure the best possible news coverage over weekends.
  • Attend editorial meetings throughout the day.

Competency, Skills and Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated general knowledge, thorough understanding of South African politics and players involved as well as international current affairs.
  • Working knowledge of quality of visuals and scripts.
  • A developed culture of reading and news sense.
  • Ability to develop story ideas.
  • Team orientated and encompass the ability to build solid working relationships.
  • Able to adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and take initiative.
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Excellent probing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to identify reliable sources and network.


  • Degree / Diploma in Journalism
  • Managerial experience (advantageous)
  • 8 years' broadcasting experience


If you meet the minimum requirements, we look forward to hearing from you. Kindly submit the following to

  1. Your CV
  2. A certified copy of your ID
  3. A certified copy of your Qualifications
  4. Completed Application Form


Job Applications

Please Note: Only shortlisted applicants who meet the criteria will be contacted. If you have not received a response within 14 days after closing of the advert, please accept that your application was not successful.

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