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Moneyweb is one of the top destinations for business, finance and investment news in South Africa. The brand delivers premium content and tools to the investment community. The following positions have become available within the company:


1. Financial reporter

Moneyweb is looking to appoint a senior reporter to join its team of writers in Johannesburg. The position is senior level and the individual will be reporting to the publication’s editor.

Position overview

We’re looking for a person with a track record of excellent business and investment writing and analysis. 

The candidate must have a good grasp of the South African business environment, as well as of the global context. They need to have an understanding of the principles of economics, knowledge of stocks listed on the JSE, an understanding of the relationships between different financial instruments, and be able to interpret companies’ financial statements.

They must have a good idea of what makes a good story and be able to generate good story ideas in discussion with the editorial team. 

Main responsibilities

  • Produce well-written, relevant, accurate and balanced business news and investment stories as well as op-eds;
  • Manage multiple stories simultaneously under tight deadlines;
  • Perform any other duty as is reasonably assigned by the editor.

Minimum qualifications and requirements 

  • Relevant diploma/degree;
  • No less than five years’ experience in journalism;
  • An existing contact base;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Thorough understanding of the Press Code;
  • Ability to work under pressure.

Salary is negotiable and the position requires working in the Johannesburg office.

Must have own transport. 

How to apply

Applicants must send a CV and cover letter (no more than 500 words) outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to editor@moneyweb.co.za.

Subject reference: Financial reporter

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2. Online editorial production assistant

Moneyweb is expanding its team and looking for an editorial production assistant to join our dynamic environment in Johannesburg.

Main responsibilities:

  • Monitoring the wire services for content;
  • Writing enticing blurbs and headlines that are factually correct;
  • Uploading and updating content on the online platform;
  • Interacting on the company’s social media profiles;
  • Proofreading and copy editing articles as well as marketing-related material;
  • Working closely with the news editor;
  • Writing ad hoc news stories;
  • Creating infographics.

Please note the position is not radio-related.

Minimum qualifications and requirements

  • Relevant diploma/degree;
  • No less than three years’ experience in journalism;
  • Have an excellent command of the English language;
  • Pay exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure.

Having financial media experience and proofreading/copy editing experience would be an added advantage.

Personal skills/attributes

The ideal candidate would be creative, hard working, a fast learner, a team player yet able to work independently, be meticulous and efficient, willing to work long hours, eager to learn and be adaptable, be technologically-savvy, and able to stick to tight deadlines.

Send your CV, cover letter, references and contact details to: 

Eleanor Becker at eleanor@moneyweb.co.za by February 29, 2020, under the subject: Production assistant

If your application is successful, Moneyweb will contact you. Please do not phone the office to follow up on your application.

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