Experience

  • Web editor

    at eNCA

    February 2013 - at Present

    Gauteng

    • Directing a team of content producers and social media coordinators. • Sub-editing of copy, photo selection, headlines and visual content. • Keeping up with the news, planning for my shift and ensuring that each team member understands the plan. • Assigning stories to writers, copy tasting from the wires and, where necessary, writing local and international stories. • Working closely with all online functions as required to ensure seamless delivery of web and multimedia elements. • Liaising regularly with the news editor, deputy editor, social media editor and multimedia editor and ensuring I am up to speed on editorial plans and diaries. • Extensive knowledge of the CMS, Dalet, Snappy and YouTube. • Liaising with external contributors to ensure timeous delivery of columns, blog posts etc. • Using Volicon to cut bytes/interviews/lives and uploading them to YouTube. • Posting on social media ie Facebook and Twitter

  • Reporter/Sub-editor

    at News24

    May 2011 - December 2012

    Gauteng

    • Writing features and news stories. • Involved in picture selection and layout design. • Coming up with catchy headlines for stories. • Generating feature stories, regular pages (recipes and décor) and feature ideas.

  • Project manager

    at Cansa

    May 2008 - August 2008

    Gauteng

    • Organising fundraising events • Writing press releases and sending the information to several media outlets. • Attending press launches, meetings and conferences on behalf of CANSA.

  • Reporter/Sub-editor/Editor

    at Caxton

    August 1999 - December 2007

    Gauteng

    • Writing features and news stories. • Editing of copy. • Ensuring all copy is factually correct. • Responsible for the smooth running of the Randfontein field office (three journalists, receptionist, courier and cleaner) as well as the administration of the Krugersdorp office (two journalists). • Organising several fundraising events to benefit the local community.

Education

  • Essential Digital Media Management

    at Rhodes University

    2015 - at Present (5 years) Gauteng

  • Sub-editor refresher course

    at IAJ

    2011 - at Present (9 years) Gauteng

  • InDesign

    at Desklink Media Solutions

    2007 - at Present (13 years) Gauteng

  • Investigative Reporting

    at Rhodes University

    2007 - at Present (13 years) Gauteng

  • Newsroom Management

    at CPU

    2000 - at Present (20 years)

  • Sub-editor

    at PrintmediaSA

    1999 - at Present (21 years) Gauteng

  • Diploma in Hairdressing

    at City & Guilds

    2009 - 2011 (2 years) Gauteng

  • Tourism Certificate

    at Roodepoort College

    1998 - 1999 (1 year) Gauteng

  • Matric

    at Hoerskool Florida

    1993 - 1997 (4 years) Gauteng

Languages

  • Afrikaans Native

  • English Native

Hives