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Technical Energy Journalist

Illovo, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa

Job Type

Contract type


Output based


Mid level

About the Role

We are seeking an experienced and knowledgeable freelance Technical Energy Journalist to write for Energize ( The ideal candidate will have a background in journalism, with a specific focus on producing high-quality technical news articles within the Energy sector. The candidate should possess a deep understanding of technical concepts related to energy production, renewable energy, emerging technologies, and industry trends. The ability to communicate complex technical information in an accessible and engaging manner is crucial for success in this role.


  • Research and stay updated on the latest developments, innovations, and trends within the Energy sector, with a focus on technical aspects.

  • Write clear, accurate, and compelling technical news articles that cater to both industry professionals and a broader audience.

  • Conduct interviews with experts, professionals, and industry leaders to gather insights and opinions for articles.

  • Cover a range of topics within the Energy sector, including but not limited to renewable energy, energy efficiency, emerging technologies, policy changes, and industry events.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key industry contacts, experts, and thought leaders to stay ahead of industry developments.

  • Adhere to journalistic ethics and standards while maintaining a commitment to accuracy, fairness, and impartiality in reporting.

  • Meet deadlines consistently and manage time effectively to ensure timely delivery of articles.


  • Strong understanding of technical concepts related to energy production, distribution, and emerging technologies.

  • Excellent research skills and the ability to synthesize complex information into clear and engaging articles.

  • Ability to conduct interviews and communicate effectively with industry experts and professionals.

  • Strong attention to detail, fact-checking skills, and a commitment to journalistic integrity.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team in a fast-paced environment.

About the Company

Energize is part of the Now Media group – a leading business-to-business publishing company based in Johannesburg with over 70 years’ experience in serving niche content to trade audiences.

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