Content Producers, Researchers, Digital/Social Media Specialists


    bigdebatesa Black Stripe Foundation NPC

    Calling Content Producers, Researchers and Digital / Social Media Specialists.

    The Big Debate needs You!

    Join the team that produces South Africa’s top Town Hall debate show, hosted by Redi Tlhabi and broadcast live on SABC2 and SABC News.

    Are you a graduate with a strong interest in social justice in South Africa?  Do you have experience in producing or researching TV news or documentaries? Do you follow South African politics and social issues very closely?  Do you have a flair for social media campaigning? Are you in touch with social movements and youth trends? Do you thrive under pressure?

    Our team is based in Randburg, and we are starting work on the 10th Anniversary Series of The Big Debate.  We are hiring 3See to 5 professionals to join our team.


    You have several years experience in current affairs TV production. You have extensive contacts with leaders from government, business, civil society and the arts. You know the issues facing Mzansi, especially when it comes to race, class gender and human rights. You can research and write powerful scripts in a jiffy without breaking a sweat.


    You have a knack for digging up facts from the internet, and making a few quick calls to specialists to verify them. You are good at crunching numbers to come up with pithy statistics. You are fast at writing summaries and cutting to the chase. Like really fast.


    You have experience at senior level in implementing digital strategies for a media platform or a national campaign. You know how to reach millions of people through sponsored Facebook posts and retweets on Twitter. You have ideas about how to extend The Big Debate’s reach and interactivity with polls and other clever gizmos. You have a knack for coming up with the most eye-catching messages in a few words.

    Whichever post interests you, y’all better be very literate in S’African English and preferably other African languages. Full drivers license and access to a car is a major bonus.

    To apply visit the following link and fill in the online form.
    Deadline is Friday 16 November at midnight!

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