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The Citizen Justice Network (CJN) is an award-winning media innovation that trains community paralegals to be radio journalists, the community paralegals are established, trusted activists and fighters for social change in their communities. We empower them with journalism skills necessary to help their communities and assist with access to justice. CJN is about helping rural community members produce their own radio stories.

CJN seeks to appoint a Managing Editor, to be based in Johannesburg.


Produce regular social media including blogs, tweets, Facebook posts
Develop and implement various networking, paralegal and radio stations capacity development programs
Responsible for overseeing a collective group of paralegal journalists.
Responsible for reviewing all work submitted by paralegal journalists.
Conduct research to help make decisions about event possibilities
Write articles, create and curate digital content, including social media posts
Coordinate on-site arrangements for all meetings and events
Assist with negotiations for space contracts and book event space
Arrange food and beverages
Order supplies and audio-visual equipment
Ensure appropriate logistical arrangements
Keep track of invoice submissions and reporting of content submissions
Administrative Support: maintain and update databases, contact management system and mailing lists
Manage CJN website and all other social media platforms
Complete special projects as assigned by the Director or Project Coordinator


A Bachelor’s degree
Fluency in African languages
Interest in social justice and community media
Understanding of how to create efficient editorial processes, particularly in radio
Ability to create and maintain filing and administration systems
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
Willing to understand the NGO sector
Interest in paralegal advice offices and/or community radio
Valid drivers’ license necessary
Ability to carry out journalistic research and find resources to help make decisions about event possibilities
Ability to develop and implement various networking capacity development programs for paralegal and radio stations
Ability to work as a member of a small, hard-working, team which is passionate about human rights.
Social Media and website management experience
Multimedia skills (radio, video, film)
Willing to assist with a variety of projects including organizing events and seminars

To apply, submit a CV, motivation letter and the names and contact details of three referees (incl. e-mail addresses).

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