Duty Editor

at eNCA South Africa
Location Hyde Park, Hyde Park, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Media, Communications & Writing
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR


eNCA: SOUTH AFRICA'S MOST WATCHED TV NEWS CHANNEL. eNCA is South Africa’s most trusted independent TV and online news brand. It launched on June 1st, 2008 to become the country’s first 24-hour television news service.


Reporting to the Managing Editor.


Job purpose: Overall daily management of the eNCA news operation and responsible for editorial content, quality and accuracy.

Job Functions    Journalist,Management,Technical

Industries            Broadcasting / Transmitting,Media



  • Managing the daily flow of news
  • Assisting in setting the daily news diary.
  • Updating the Output Desk after editorial meetings.
  • Being a regular link between Assignments and Output Desk
  • Monitoring outside field broadcasts
  • Managing the process editorially and on air when news breaks.
  • Constantly monitoring the on air product
  • Update and managing story branding
  • Commissioning and monitoring video wall plasmas and usage
  • Commissioning programming stings
  • Creating & managing SOP’s and workflows for output desk, production
  • Quality control of news packages and video lines
  • Monitoring and pushing external content providers content onto output desk.
  • Monitoring embargoes, live feeds, and use of live content.
  • Monitoring the Opposition


Key Performance Indicators:

1.The audience share of the channel exceeds a set target.

2.When new processes are deemed functionally operational.

3.That content being produced is in line with the editorial positioning of the station.

4.When the on-air error ratio is deemed to be of an acceptable level for a 24 hour news channel.

5.When the content is judged to be creative and markedly different from the opposition.



Education: Tertiary Qualification.

Languages: Business English

Experience: Minimum 10 years Journalism experience


Specific Professional Competencies:

  • Exemplary writing skills and high degree of creativity
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • To work long and irregular hours and weekends
  • Deep understanding of the local and international news environment
  • Understanding the technical requirements of television and getting a story to air.


Interested candidates can send their CV