SABC is hiring for an Intern Producer/Writer

SABC is hiring for an Intern Producer/Writer

DEADLINE: 22 March 2023

SABC is hiring for an Intern Producer/Writer

The main purpose of the position:

To produce and deliver compelling and incisive high quality television news content in line SABC News public mandate objectives

Key Accountabilities:

  • Source fresh and compelling content suitable for broadcast, in the form of packaged content and/or LIVE studio interviews
  • Write and edit scripts and video clips according to the house style.
  • Check the facts of stories from the various news sources to ensure accurate and factual product.
  • Edit text and copy from field and wire and ensure it is short and crisp
  • Voice reports
  • Copy taste in order to identify stories for use on TV news bulletins
  • Liaise with reporters and search wires for breaking stories, fresh angles and updates on stories
  • Advise the Bulletin Editor/Executive Producer on new and developing story angles.
  • Tailor story to allocated time within the bulletin.
  • Preview tapes to ensure correct sound levels, timing and visuals
  • Correct linguistic and factual errors in the script
  • Attend briefing meetings
  • Ensure that stories are produced to prescribed Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Adhere to the SABC Editorial Policies, BCCSA and Press Codes as well as other relevant regulations.
  • Adherence to organisational policies and procedures.
  • Attend briefing and debriefing sessions with Bulletin Editor and/or Executive Producer.
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions and discuss story ideas, angles and sources with the team, and other contributors.
  • Liaise with senior editorial team members regarding technical support and editorial requirements.


  • National Diploma / Degree NQF 6/7 in Journalism or Media Studies or equivalent qualifications.
  • Proficiency in English: read, write speak.
  • Understand current media trends and developments and also use / engage in multi-media platforms professionally
  • Good general knowledge
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to interact with and manage different stakeholders

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE: Intern Producer/Writer at SABC

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE: Intern Producer/Writer at SABC



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