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CEO Mungo Soggot was formerly News Editor at the Mail & Guardian, and Managing Editor Zukile Majova ran the news team at YFM after being with the M&G. Director Toby Shapshak, a guru on tech in Africa, started out on the M&G too. He is the editor-in-chief and publisher of Stuff magazine, and writes for many local and international publications. Everson Luhanga, our Editor, is a crime and celebrity specialist formerly on the Daily Sun. Sizwe Sibiya is our Durban correspondent. Garry Rogers, our sales director, ran the ad sales teams at the M&G and Daily Sun. Phillip van Niekerk, the legendary former editor of the M&G, is our associate editor. We're also advised in London by Richard Addis, a media entrepreneur who formerly edited the UK’s Daily Express and Canada’s Globe and Mail. Our Zulu translators are Zuzile Ndlela and Sbongile Nonyana.
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The position requires an experienced journalist, editor or sub editor based in South Africa.
The news editor will:
· anchor Scrolla’s news operation, working with in house reporters and freelancers
· identify new freelancers across the country, working with them and mentoring them
· edit, rewrite and sub edit – and sometimes write stories themselves
· manage video and audio editing
The candidate needs to be an exceptional writer, as well as an experienced editor or sub editor, based in South Africa.
The chief sub will:
· work closely with the editor and news editor
· manage freelance sub editors
· edit and rewrite and sub edit