Vacancy: Journalist positions

Lowveld Media, a dynamic, award-winning media house in Mbombela, Mpumalanga is looking for enthusiastic, passionate full-time journalists.

We currently have two positions of which one will be full-time for the Barberton Times.  This position requires the candidate to reside in Barberton.  If applying for the journalist position for the Barberton Times please use journoBT as reference.

The journalists will source and gather accurate information and cover a variety of exciting and relevant articles related to a community newspaper in both English and Afrikaans.


  • A recognised journalism degree or diploma
  • Proficiency in Afrikaans and English required
  • Experience in a community newspaper and newsroom environment
  • Ability to write well-constructed and accurate articles, which reflect both sides of a story
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to work unsupervised and meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to anticipate problems and formulate solutions
  • Must have good interviewing skills and an excellent command in English and Afrikaans
  • Photographic skills
  • Must be computer literate with multimedia and online media skills
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Must have a valid drivers’ licence and own vehicle.


Personal Skills/Attributes

  • Accountable and responsible
  • Detail-orientated and focussed
  • Deadline driven
  • Self-motivated and resourceful
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Passionate and enthusiastic with a positive attitude.


Applications can be forwarded to:



Closing date:  November 14,  2016

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