Graphic Designer


Position: Graphic Designer (Auckland Park)


Reporting Line:  Team Leader: Graphics & Weather

Position ID: 60020044

Scale code: 402

Location: Auckland Park

Main purpose of the position:

To plan, conceptualize and design graphics for TV News, Current Affairs and online news in order to illustrate and enhance the news story.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Research graphics database for suitable reference.
  • Research internet for suitable reference and adhering to copyright restrictions.
  • Title each completed graphic correctly according to programme title and date
  • Transfer graphics to server in correct folder for play out in studio
  • Pay intense attention to detail and maintain a high standard of accuracy specially to spelling and numbers on templates
  • Give feedback and hand over uncompleted matters to colleagues on next shift
  • Prioritize and process requests according to deadlines and broadcasting schedule
  • Design graphics within limitations of television format and house style rules
  • Design graphics according to the look and feel for the specific bulletin or programme
  • Design graphics of high standard and layout to enhance the news bulletins, and current affairs programmes and online news
  • Explore and request informal “on-the-job” training on other graphic equipment
  • Report faulty graphics equipment to technicians
  • Report faulty printer and computer equipment to IT
  • Embrace the implementation of new technology
  • Keep abreast of technology changes and the possible impacts on graphic workflows
  • Communicate with Programme Producers, Journalists, Technical Director’s and suggest creative ideas to best illustrate the story, e.g. map, graph, full screen etc
  • Communicate effectively with clients and make meaningful suggestions for alternative graphic if no reference is available.
  • Communicate effectively with clients regarding their requirements.
  • Warn clients of copyright restrictions on reference retrieved from internet
  • Ensure compliance with SABC policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to the Broadcasting regulatory and policy provisions including but not limited to: Terms and Conditions in terms of creativity requirements
  • Adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and monitor the implementation thereof
  • Ensuring that all sensitive documents and or information are managed appropriately.
  • Ensure that all correspondence to and from the GE: News & Current Affairs’ office is recorded and administered timeously as per expectations
  • Implementing an effective document follow-up and/or tracking system. 


  • National Diploma (NQF 6) in Graphic Design, multimedia or relevant  equivalent qualification
  • 5 years’ experience in graphic design in Television broadcasting
  • Must have an interest in News.
  • Good knowledge of Adobe products and ability to design in more than one of the Adobe applications.
  • Adhere to South Africa’s Constitution; all b roadcasting and other legislation; Icasa licence conditions and regulations; the BCCSA Code of Conduct and decisions; SABC Editorial Policies; SABC Radio News Style-guide; and high quality standards for Radio Current Affairs stories and programmes.
  • Understanding of current developments and trends in the social, economic, political, media and Television broadcast environment
  • Computer literate (Microsoft, ENPS, Adobe, the Internet etc.).
  • Adhere to News Graphics SOP’s and standards, SABC rules and regulations and Copyright Act.
  • Technical and digital recording, video editing, mixing and packaging skills.
  • Planning and organisation.

CLOSING DATE: 06 September 2023

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