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André-Pierre du Plessis

Nickname: 'Appel'

Broadcast journalist


Born in Kempton Park South Africa

TV reporter and producer


Web presence


Professional details

Current Position(s)

Producer of Tech Report | Homebrew Films
2011 - present

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Tech Report is a weekly tech-news programme on the eNews Channel (DStv 403)


Part-time lecturer | Stellenbosch University
2011 - present

Academia, Education and Training

Lecturing TV journalism to postgraduate journalism students


Producer of Tech Report | Homebrew Films
2011 - present

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Tech Report is a weekly tech-news programme on the eNews Channel (DStv 403)


Part-time lecturer | Stellenbosch University
2011 - present

Academia, Education and Training

Lecturing TV journalism to postgraduate journalism students


TV Reporter | e.SAT tv
2010 - present

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Reporter for eNuus, the first independent TV news bulletin in Afrikaans, and eNews in English. Key performance areas include:
Arranging and preparing for interviews
Briefing cameraman and interviewee on topic beforehand
Checking archives for specific identified news items
Checking electronic media (wires), articles of interest in newspapers and study oversees media
Conducting preliminary telephonic and follow-up probing interviews
Directing editor to cut pictures according to storyline, editing pictures and notes
Identifying stories through research, sourcing and networking
Screening functions, events for possible newsworthy items
Writing final copy of news bulletin, laying voice on tape and presenting on camera


TV Reporter | e.SAT tv
2010 - present

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Reporter for eNuus, the first independent TV news bulletin in Afrikaans, and eNews in English. Key performance areas include:
Arranging and preparing for interviews
Briefing cameraman and interviewee on topic beforehand
Checking archives for specific identified news items
Checking electronic media (wires), articles of interest in newspapers and study oversees media
Conducting preliminary telephonic and follow-up probing interviews
Directing editor to cut pictures according to storyline, editing pictures and notes
Identifying stories through research, sourcing and networking
Screening functions, events for possible newsworthy items
Writing final copy of news bulletin, laying voice on tape and presenting on camera


Previous Position(s)

Part-time lecturer | University of Stellenbosch
2010 - 2010

Academia, Education and Training

I co-lecture Internet Journalism to postgraduate journalism students at one of South Africa's top journalism schools. The focus of my module is on identifying trends in social media which are influencing journalism practice and to equip these students with the necessary online skills as future-journalists.


Part-time lecturer | University of Stellenbosch
2010 - 2010

Academia, Education and Training

I co-lecture Internet Journalism to postgraduate journalism students at one of South Africa's top journalism schools. The focus of my module is on identifying trends in social media which are influencing journalism practice and to equip these students with the necessary online skills as future-journalists.


Journalist: Huisgenoot, YOU & DRUM | Media24 Limited
2009 - 2010

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

I wrote a weekly DPS on entrepreneurs in South African townships, profiling success stories, sourcing expert advice to offer business ideas that came from DRUM readers across Southern Africa and organised photo shoots for our decor pages on easy-to-make articles with which aspiring entrepreneurs could generate an income from. The series was called DRUM Entrepreneurs and was started in February 2010 as part of the new "Better Life" section in the magazine.

I assisted the managing editor of Huisgenoot, YOU and DRUM with supplements across these titles - from meeting with clients and agencies to generating and sourcing the content.

Producing lively, accurate and readable advertorials and promotional copy I also generated ideas for articles in line with each title's formula and client's wishes.

I also wrote and managed each magazine's educational pages liaising closely with the design team to offer insightful and thought-provoking content for school kids.


Digital Manager: Family Magazines | Media24 Limited
2009 - 2009

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

I worked within the Media24 Family Magazines business unit, publishers of Huisgenoot, YOU, DRUM, TVPlus, Huisgenoot-Pols, You-Pulse, Huisgenoot-Tempo and Kuier. My main responsibility was to assist the publisher with driving strategic objectives of the business unit through the development of digital marketing, online brand extensions and other multimedia platforms.

Daily analysis and interpretation of world and local trends in different media genres, communicating with editors, directors and senior management while liaising with different business units in the Naspers Group as well as in the open market to ensure effective use of available skills and applications and to negotiate agreements formed part of my responsibilities. Furthermore I liaised with technical, creative and logistical teams and departments to ensure the effective and timely development of multimedia platforms.

During my time with Family Magazines I created, managed and maintained Facebook pages, Twitter and YouTube accounts for the respective magazines, assisted in relaunching our two largest magazines' websites and created two additional mobile WAP sites for two of our smaller brands.


Co-creator and producer of The Tech Report | Greenwall Productions
2009 - 2010

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

The Tech Report is a weekly 10-part, 30-minute technology news TV programme and the first of its kind on South Africa's first 24-hour news network the eNews Channel.


Journalist: Huisgenoot, YOU & DRUM | Media24 Limited
2009 - 2010

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

I wrote a weekly DPS on entrepreneurs in South African townships, profiling success stories, sourcing expert advice to offer business ideas that came from DRUM readers across Southern Africa and organised photo shoots for our decor pages on easy-to-make articles with which aspiring entrepreneurs could generate an income from. The series was called DRUM Entrepreneurs and was started in February 2010 as part of the new "Better Life" section in the magazine.

I assisted the managing editor of Huisgenoot, YOU and DRUM with supplements across these titles - from meeting with clients and agencies to generating and sourcing the content.

Producing lively, accurate and readable advertorials and promotional copy I also generated ideas for articles in line with each title's formula and client's wishes.

I also wrote and managed each magazine's educational pages liaising closely with the design team to offer insightful and thought-provoking content for school kids.


Digital Manager: Family Magazines | Media24 Limited
2009 - 2009

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

I worked within the Media24 Family Magazines business unit, publishers of Huisgenoot, YOU, DRUM, TVPlus, Huisgenoot-Pols, You-Pulse, Huisgenoot-Tempo and Kuier. My main responsibility was to assist the publisher with driving strategic objectives of the business unit through the development of digital marketing, online brand extensions and other multimedia platforms.

Daily analysis and interpretation of world and local trends in different media genres, communicating with editors, directors and senior management while liaising with different business units in the Naspers Group as well as in the open market to ensure effective use of available skills and applications and to negotiate agreements formed part of my responsibilities. Furthermore I liaised with technical, creative and logistical teams and departments to ensure the effective and timely development of multimedia platforms.

During my time with Family Magazines I created, managed and maintained Facebook pages, Twitter and YouTube accounts for the respective magazines, assisted in relaunching our two largest magazines' websites and created two additional mobile WAP sites for two of our smaller brands.


Co-creator and producer of The Tech Report | Greenwall Productions
2009 - 2010

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

The Tech Report is a weekly 10-part, 30-minute technology news TV programme and the first of its kind on South Africa's first 24-hour news network the eNews Channel.


Designer | SASHLA
2008 - 2009

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Designer and technical editor for flagship publication SAJCD


Educational history

Secondary

Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch (2002)

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