Health-e News: Managing Editor

Health-e News Service
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 19 March, 2021
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Health-e News Service is looking for a dynamic
Managing Editor to lead Africa’s first independent health news agency

Health-e News Service is South Africa’s award-winning dedicated health news service producing news and in-depth analysis for the country’s print, television and online media. In 2012, Health-e News opened a nationwide citizen journalism arm called “OurHealth”, which provides print features for newspapers, magazines and websites, and TV documentaries broadcast on SABC, eTV and M-Net.
 
Key performance areas:

  • Managing a diverse multimedia and advocacy organisation, including editorial oversight over an award-winning team of journalists
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of an annual strategic plan
  • Managing client relations and expanding the client base
  • Maintain existing and forge new strategic partnerships within the political, business and civil sectors
  • Be primarily responsible for raising funds and for maintaining strong, informative, honest and dynamic relationships with funders
  • Collaboratively set and drive organisational strategy and culture
  • Directly manage and support the Operations and Finance Manager and Project Leads
  • Be an opinion leader for the organisation at various forums, such as radio and television interviews, conferences, editorial contributions, etc.
  • Ultimate fiduciary responsibility of the way that funds are managed

This position reports to a Board, and is a conduit for staff and management issues to the Board.
 
Requirements:

  • Proven track record of executing strategy in a rapidly growing environment
  • Experience in leading and managing a team that is diverse
  • Postgraduate degree in development, journalism or media
  • Strong ability to communicate (verbal and written) in English and at least one additional African language
  • At least 5-10 years’ experience in senior management positions, can include editorial management
  • Strong communication skills and a confident public speaker
  • Experience managing relationships with funders and partners
  • Ability to think outside the box and develop new approaches to health stories
  • Experience working with a board of directors
  • Experience in managing large budgets
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Track record of managing organisational financial sustainability, including strong fundraising skills
  • Experience in managing donor relations
  • Experience in the media or NGO sector
  • Will be required to work long hours

Preference will be given to candidates from previously disadvantaged groups.
 
Applicants should submit a covering letter, CV and three contactable references to info@health-e.org.za

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