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Junior Journalist Position

Junior Journalist Position Untitled Document


R13 000 – R15 000 per month (negotiable depending on experience)


Johannesburg, Hyde Park

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Packaging Chain cc

Packaging & Print Media has a vacancy for a journalist, who will be responsible for:

  • writing articles for printed and electronic media
  • interviewing a variety of people in factory, conference, association meetings, exhibition or award ceremony settings
  • building contacts within the industry to maintain a flow of news
  • attending a variety of events and taking photographs for coverage in the magazine
  • creating and uploading news content for social media platforms
  • producing concise and accurate copy according to house style
  • adhering to strict deadlines

The successful candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • have at least three years' journalistic experience in B2B publishing 
  • a journalism diploma or degree
  • a technical orientation – enthusiasm to learn about the latest commercial printing processes and packaging manufacture, from raw material supply to end user, and ever-changing technologies
  • be flexible and willing to travel occasionally for out-of-province interviews and overseas exhibitions
  • a high-level of computer literacy, specifically in MS Office and Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • experience in multi-tasking and performing under pressure to meet deadlines
  • have above average language skills in English and an eye for detail when proofreading copy-edited work
  • be proficient in photography, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
  • have his/her own vehicle and current driver's licence
  • have his/her own smartphone to use for work purposes

Company description
Packaging Chain celebrated its 10th anniversary in October 2016 as an independent publisher, delivering a top-quality, opinion-changing publication for 4 000 packaging and print industry professionals every month. In addition, it creates two industry-related directories annually, as well as numerous packaging award supplements and exhibition catalogues.

Please send a covering letter, your CV and at least three examples of published work to Kgaogelo Khumalo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by Friday, 23 June 2017, stating when you would be available to start.

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