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Position: Web News Editor
Institution: University of Pretoria
Department: Department of University Relations
Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Duties: Producing new web content and writing it in an interesting and appealing manner, sourcing images and artwork, and commissioning photographers, liaising with clients or internal departments; Maintaining the UP Web homepage and ensuring the information is accurate and regularly updated; Maintaining the Research Matters and University Social Responsibility mini-sites and ensuring the information is accurate and regularly updated
Requirements: A relevant Bachelor’s degree; At least three years’ experience in News Management; Substantial experience as a writer, editor or in public relations at a university, news media organisation, government agency or other large, complex knowledge-based organisation; Experience in Content Management Systems; Experience with photo editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop; Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and verbal format, and build and maintain relationships; Must have a good eye for detail, with excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation skills; Team player with the confidence to take the lead and guide other departments when necessary; Good technical understanding and fast leaner; Good interpersonal skills to work effectively with contributors, designers and webmasters; Good organisational skills to collate material from multiple sources and produce web content within tight deadlines
   
Text: Web News Editor - Department of University Relations Job ID 23016 Location Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular UP Professional and Support DEPARTMENT OF UNIVERSITY RELATIONS WEB NEWS EDITOR PEROMNES POST LEVEL 7 In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy. The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development. RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent is responsible for: Producing new web content and writing it in an interesting and appealing manner, sourcing images and artwork, and commissioning photographers, liaising with clients or internal departments; Maintaining the UP Web homepage and ensuring the information is accurate and regularly updated; Maintaining the Research Matters and University Social Responsibility mini-sites and ensuring the information is accurate and regularly updated. The incumbent will require excellent writing and editing skills, with an understanding of the special requirements of writing for the web, such as the use of keywords, hyperlinks, navigation and the importance of brevity. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A relevant Bachelor’s degree; At least three years’ experience in News Management; Substantial experience as a writer, editor or in public relations at a university, news media organisation, government agency or other large, complex knowledge-based organisation; Knowledge of and experience of science communication and writing is desirable, which includes proven knowledge and experience of content writing/editing for websites; Experience in Content Management Systems; Experience with photo editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop. REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES): Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and verbal format, and build and maintain relationships; Must have a good eye for detail, with excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation skills; Team player with the confidence to take the lead and guide other departments when necessary; Good technical understanding and fast leaner; Good interpersonal skills to work effectively with contributors, designers and webmasters; Good organisational skills to collate material from multiple sources and produce web content within tight deadlines. ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES: Previous experience in a higher education environment; Knowledge and understanding of social media platforms; News reporting/newsroom management experience. Experience in Public Relations, Marketing, Sales and Stakeholder Management. PLEASE NOTE: All shortlisted candidates may be required to participate in relevant skills assessments as part of the selection process. The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines. UP subscribes to the BESTMED and UMVUZO medical aid schemes and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium. Applicants are requested to apply online at www.up.ac.za, and follow the link: Careers@UP. In applying for this post, please attach: A comprehensive CV; Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact. CLOSING DATE: 18 February 2019 No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements. ENQUIRIES: Ms Candice Molefe, Tel: (012) 420 5374 Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 30 April 2019, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity. In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups. All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials. The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions. Return to Previous Page t Help test Default Local Node: DbName: Portal: Node: WorkCenter Id: Url: test
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