The Citizen is hiring for various new job vacancies

Job Summary

Various full time, office-based job opportunities are open for applications at The Citizen.

Closing date: 29 February 2024

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Available Vacancies

Digital Journalist

A full time, office-based opportunity for a Digital Journalist exists within our Editorial (Digital) Department, reporting to the Deputy Digital Editor of The Citizen.

Purpose of the Job:
To cover news events assigned by the Editors and to produce accurate and well-written stories daily for our publication.

Core Competencies Required:

• Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Journalism.
• Minimum 3 years’ mainstream journalism experience.
• Talent for writing, coupled with a keen interest in breaking news and current affairs and politics.
• Established network of contacts.
• Newsroom and current affairs writing experience.
• Ability to adapt to changing news and media scene, with a keen interest in new media

• Experience using any CMS (WordPress, Joomla, etc.)
• Experience in using Adobe CS, Final Cut or other video editing tools, or audio editing tools.
• Basic Photography/videography skills
• Communication skills.
• Relationship-building skills.

Deputy Digital Editor

The Citizen is seeking a Deputy Digital Editor who will ensure a robust, engaging web presence through the production and publication of original written and multimedia content.
This position is a full time, office-based position and our offices are in Industria West, Roodepoort.

The Digital Editor at The Citizen reports to the Digital Editor and is responsible for overseeing and ensuring the quality of all content published online under the banner of this established news brand in South Africa.

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The ideal candidate is someone with a passion for breaking news and what drives the conversation every day in South Africa.

They should be able to work well with a young, committed team of online journalists chasing breaking news, writing engaging headlines and creating the kind of buzz that comes from keeping a finger on the pulse of what it means to be South African.

If you are bright and competitive, willing to work odd hours at times, have insatiable curiosity and a passion for being the first to publish a story, and aren’t afraid to voice your opinion and stamp your character on a website, then this is the job for you.

• Minimum five years’ experience in a similar position
• Target-driven
• Relevant degree or diploma in journalism
• Proven journalistic track record
• Knowledge of media and publishing law
• Knowledge of online business and advertising an advantage
• Proven social media and multimedia experience
• Excellent writing skills and ability to create editorial and multimedia content
• Excellent communication and people skills
• Ability to work individually on a project or in a team environment

Direct Sales Representative

Province: Gauteng
City: Industria West
Type: Full-time; office based

The Citizen currently has a vacancy for a Direct Sales Representative in its sales department, selling advertising space in The Citizen newspaper. The suitable candidate will be part of a vibrant, forward-thinking team, and be responsible for selling advertising opportunities to direct advertisers.

It is the ideal opportunity for an energetic, self-motivated person with a passion for sales. The successful candidate will report directly to the Direct Advertising Sales Manager.

Requirements for the position
• Minimum qualification: National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or similar
• Minimum of six years’ experience in a direct sales environment, related to the specific portfolio which will be discussed during the interview
• Sales or marketing diploma (IMM/AAA) will be an advantage
• Market knowledge and insight
• Strong customer service ability
• Strong negotiation skills

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• Must be able to establish and maintain business relationships
• Proven references in terms of client basis within the portfolio field
• Be able to cold canvass and must be target-driven
• Strong admin and planning skills and computer literate
• Proven experience on direct sales
• Tenacity and initiative
• Own reliable transport and driver’s license: not negotiable
• Own cell phone

Online Advertising Campaign Administrator

The Campaign Administrator coordinates the creative, trafficking and reporting for the client and is responsible and accountable for setting up, managing, optimising and troubleshooting campaigns.

This position requires excellent organisational skills along with the ability to manage critical follow-up on a wide variety of issues.

The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented, self-motivated individual able to work effectively within a team environment. He or she must possess the ability to manage significant volumes of digital campaign details and issues while remaining organised and highly responsive to internal and external client needs.

Key Accounts Manager

Main Responsibilities
o Grow the print advertising revenue.
o Analyse and identify business solutions for The Citizen and sell it to relevant advertisers.
o Service and maintain good customer relationships with client direct and advertising agencies.
o Create tailored solutions, which meet the client’s advertising objectives.
o Identify and actively target new business.

o Minimum 4 years’ print advertising/media sales experience on advertising agency level and client direct level.
o Market knowledge and insights.
o Ability to establish and maintain solid business relationships with direct clients.
o Sales or marketing diploma (IMM/AAA) an advantage.
o Previous experience within the media industry.
o Must be an absolute go-getter
o Highly goal oriented and target driven
o Innovative and strategic thinker

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Other Requirements
o Matric qualification a must
o Valid driver’s license a must
o Own transport essential
o Own cell phone

How to Apply

• Please send suitable applications with a full CV to
• Reference in subject line: [Job Title you are applying for]
• Closing date for applications: 29 February 2024
• Preference will be given to individuals who will add to the diversity of the organisation.
• The Citizen reserves the right to not fill the position.

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About The Citizen

The Citizen is a Gauteng-based daily, national newspaper, distributed Monday to Friday, with its core circulation in Gauteng (82%). Saturday Citizen appears on Saturdays.

The Citizen is edited by Trevor Stevens, published daily, and carries quality content across its various editorial pillars including: news, business, sport, lifestyle and entertainment, motoring, horseracing, gaming and auctions.

The Citizen embarked on its digital evolution in 2013. The website went live on 1 August 2013 with a fresh look and more responsive design adaptable to mobile, tablet and desktop.

Since then, has established itself among the top 10 South African news websites, with around 4 million unique browsers and 20 million page views per month.

While we are a general news site, we also reach niche audiences, as the website – just like the print newspaper – caters to our readers’ varied interests.


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