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  • Description

  • Company

    Ditau Arts

    Contract Type


    12 Months


    Market Related


    Durban KZN, South Africa


    Ditau Arts is newly launching a digital news channel that is set to be Durban based and we are determined to turn it a world class leader in its class.

    Reporting to the Newsroom Operations Manager.

    The Researcher is responsible for developing and implementing effective research for the channel.


    Have a strong sense of South Africa’s current affairs from government to business to the arts and international landscape.

    Research political and social trends to provide content for the anchor and interviews.

    Provide research to anchors on various show and topics.


    Give input and assistance to reporters and anchors to develop story ideas.

    Give guidance to various guest bookers on the development of new contacts for the channel.

    Constantly updating Ditau Arts contacts database

    Fact-check big investigative stories.


    Work with the Head of Output in planning research for big news stories

    Be constantly aware of government policy.

    Key Performance Indicators:

    1.Build our research reserves aligned to the operational and dairy requirements as well as content strategy.

    2.Constantly updating and expanding the organisations contact databases on a daily basis.

    3.Appraise the newsroom of developing stories at regular meetings.

    4.Supply anchors of important facts when needed on time.

    Job Functions



    Broadcasting / Transmitting, Media


    Education: Diploma or Degree in Journalism and/or media studies

    Languages: IsiZulu / English

    Experience: None Specific Professional Competencies:

    1.Sound editorial judgment

    2.Excellent command of the English language, writing skills and visual sense

    3.Thorough understanding of South African government, business and arts.

    4.Thorough understanding of working in a digital television newsroom

    5.Meticulous attention to detail

    6.Ability to work under pressure

  • Requirements

  • Minumun level of education: Diploma /Bachelor's/ N6
  • Years of experience: 5
  • Language(s): English ,Zulu
  • Driver's license: C1
  • Availability for travel: Yes
  • Availability for change of residence: No

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Job summary

  • Reseacher Journalist

  • eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal

  • Company

    Ditau Arts
  • Type of contract

    Temporary contract

  • Work type


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