Department of Defence JOURNALIST REF NO: DCC/39/61/03 SALARY : R316 791 per annum

JOURNALIST REF NO: DCC/39/61/03
SALARY : R316 791 per annum (Level 08)
CENTRE : Defence Corporation Communication. Pretoria
REQUIREMENT : A BA Degree (NQF 7) in English, Journalism, Communication and or National
Diploma with a minimum RVQ of 13 in PR, Newspaper or magazine
journalism.Special requirements (skills needed): Ability to reach and access to
locations and units where events/activities occur and of which information is
sought. Organisational structure and close interaction with the rest of the
Communication Service. Sufficient (state) funds allocations. Adequate
information technology systems. Military background to ensurs accuracy of
reporting on technical matters.

DUTIES : Write news or magazine articles. Co-operation with other Arm of Service
publications. Support the DoD Communication Service’s communication
efforts. Ensure own journalistic development. Day-to-day sustenance and
maintenance. Participate in editorial meetings and execute the Editor’s
planning wrt the contents of each edition of the magazine. Provide news
coverage of DoD operations, events, visits and activities. As directed or on own
initiative, research and or gather information for news and or magazine articles
to comply with the editorial mix and policy. Liaise with sources in terms of initial
contact, obtaining clearances, enquiries and requests. Clear completed articles
for accuracy with the information source and, if necessary, with the relevant
security authorities. Ensure that all material submitted for publication is of high
editorial standard. Take photographs where necessary to illustrate articles.
Ensure that articles are produced timeously so that the printing and distribution
of the magazine meets printing and distribution schedules. Assist the Editor
with proof-reading duties where so requested. Assist the editor in reading of
proofs at the printers when instructed. Read readers’ letters, ascertain whether
they can be published, liaise with correct and relevant authorities to obtain
answers to questions and problems and refer problems and questions to
applicable authorities in the DOD. Type in and process articles from other
sources.

ENQUIRIES : Lt Col N.N. Hams, Tel No: (012) 355 6315. Fsgt S.L.L. Mafanya Tel No: (012)
355 6322
APPLICATIONS : Department of Defence, Corporate Communication, South African National
Defence, Private Bag X161, Pretoria 0001 or May be hand delivered at c/o
Delmas and Nossob Street, Erasmuskloof, Pretoria, 0045.
NOTE : The advertisement(s) contained herein is/are meant for the attention/perusal
of all interested job seekers, whether they are serving employees/officials of
the DOD/Public Service, unemployed persons or persons employed outside
the Public Service.

Persons not employed by the DOD/Public Service are
encouraged to apply for the vacancies advertised in this circular. Applications
must be submitted on the prescribed form Z83 (obtainable from any Public
Service department), which must be originally signed and dated by the
applicant and which must be accompanied by a detailed CV (with full
particulars of the applicants’ training, qualifications, competencies, knowledge
& experience) and clear certified copies of original educational qualification
certificates, ID document and Driver’s license (where applicable). Failure to
comply with the above instructions will result in applications being disqualified.

Applicants applying for more than one post must submit a separate form Z83
(as well as the documentation mentioned above) in respect of each post being
applied for. If an applicant wishes to withdraw an application it must be done in
writing.

Should an application be received where an applicant applies for more
than one post on the same applications form, the application will only be