Need a job?

2008-11-17 17:16

Do you like writing and talking about music? Are you cooler than your friends? Then you might just be who we are looking for.

We are hiring a new Music Editor at Channel24*, based in Cape Town. Your job? You write album reviews, interview musos, manage free music downloads, take photos and videos of music celebs and hang out with beautiful people at gigs and concerts.

Here are the details:

What you'll do

•      Write CD reviews and music related feature content
•      Create own multimedia content and work with multimedia department on events
•      Form and service partnerships with content providers and business partners
•      Maintain and build relationships with record companies and promoters
•      Manage community, user generated content and freelancers
•      Create a sellable music destination

The skills you need
•    Writing, sub-editing and editorial skills
•    Knowledge of music in all genres, particularly South African music
•    Ability to review music authoritatively
•    A familiarity with regional SA music scenes
•    Ability to coordinate and administer the running of the music section on Channel24
•    Interest in, and knowledge of, multimedia and the internet
•    Excellent interpersonal and written communications skills
•    Social skills to build necessary industry relationships
•    Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

Qualifications and experience
•    Media studies, journalism or related degree
•    At least two years' experience as a music or entertainment journalist
•    A strong portfolio of published written work focused on entertainment and music
•    Good contacts in the SA music scene
•    Ability or experience managing writers and assigning work will be advantageous

Interested applicants may forward their CV to

Closing date: 23 July 2009

Please quote the reference number
CTAJ505/ when applying.

Please note that if you do not receive feedback from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, you should consider your application unsuccessful for this position.

Good luck!

* Channel24 is part of the network.

We're looking for a new Music Editor. If you think you're rock star enough, send us your CV. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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