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Dow Jones News Assistant in South Africa

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for an enthusiastic and organized news assistant to join our Africa bureau in Johannesburg. This is a great opportunity to learn the trade at the world's leading business publication and work alongside a group of experienced correspondents covering the continent.

Successful candidates will have an interest in financial and economic journalism, be familiar with political and other news in South Africa and region and be able to share some published writing samples. Knowledge of more than two South African languages is a plus.

In addition to some administrative tasks, the news assistant will learn to cover economic indicators, company earnings and interest-rate decisions by the South African Reserve Bank and get a chance to write news and feature articles for the Journals print and online editions.

You will:

  • Pitch and write your own articles, including on South African economic and financial news

  • Help arrange interviews and contribute reporting to other reporters’ articles

  • Take on administrative task for the bureau

You have:

  • At least two years of journalism experience

  • Strong organizational skills

  • South African nationality or permanent residency

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

Union Status:

Non-Union role

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Req ID: 35179