News Editor


    Website Cape Town TV

    Community television broadcaster


    Cape Town TV is looking for an experienced journalist to head-up our news department. The incumbent will be responsible for producing Our City, a 30-minute daily news bulletin which has currently been expanded into a 52-minute COVID-19 news & education special.

    • Manage and mentor the news production team of young interns
    • Assist in the appointment of new team members
    • Develop topics and themes for each show
    • Chair editorial planning meetings
    • Chair debriefing meetings after each shoot
    • Finalize the running order of the show
    • Identify and secure guests to be interviewed
    • Brief insert producers
    • Make sure presenters are briefed properly
    • Get outside contributors/stringers for the show
    • Take responsibility for quality control of the show
    • Contribute towards grant proposals and report writing for donors
    • Ensure that funding deliverables are met
    • Ensure that the team has the necessary resources to do their work
    • Make sure that the staff development needs of the team are met
    • Ensure that programme deadlines are met

    • Suitable tertiary qualification in fields such as journalism, media or communications.
    • At least eight years of experience in a news environment, preferably in television but other experience will be considered.
    • An understanding of the television medium.
    • Knowledge of the elements of TV news production.
    • Ability to handle a pressurized and deadline-driven environment.
    • Ability to innovate and develop a an engaging and fresh news programme.
    • Should be resident in Cape Town. CTV will not pay relocation costs.
    • Familiarity with an NGO environment is an advantage.

    The successful candidate will be offered a full-time, fixed-term contract with a two-month probationary period, and will based at our studios in Observatory, Cape Town.

    Please send a letter of motivation and CV with 3 contactable references to
    The deadline is 14 May 2020.
    Please note we will communicate with short-listed candidates only.

    To apply for this job email your details to