Graphic Designer Position at SABC

Closing Date: Not Specified

Graphic Designer Position at SABC

Reporting line : Marketing Manager (Sport)
Division : Corporate Affairs and Marketing
Reporting to the Marketing Manager (Sport) : To plan, conceptualise and design graphics
for SABC Sport, Marketing and online news in order to illustrate and enhance the SABC Sport



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

Record graphics for programme onto tape for video editing

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

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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

Maintain the database by cleaning database to ensure that there are no duplications,
for the ease of reference


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


National Diploma in Graphic Design, multimedia or equivalent qualification.(NQF6/7)

Degree in Graphic Design, multimedia or equivalent qualification added advantage.


3-5 years’ experience in graphic design in Television broadcasting


Good knowledge of Adobe products and ability to design in more than one of the
Adobe applications.

Adhere to South Africa’s Constitution; all broadcasting 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 sport, current developments and trends in the social, economic,
political, media and Television broadcast environments.

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.

Establish and maintain good relationships.
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