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Copy-Editor - Business

Remuneration:Cost to company 
Location:Cape Town
Education level:Degree
Job level:Mid
Type:Permanent
Reference:#Copy Editor
Company:Highbury Media


Highbury Media (Pty) Ltd is SA’s largest independent magazine and digital publishing company responsible for some of the country’s best-performing titles. We are currently looking for a senior copy editor for our B2B editorial department.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:
  • Sub-editing, fact-checking, and proofreading all business copy
  • Managing copy flow with input from the editor, managing editor, art director, and other staff
  • Checking and signing off proofs and exercising other quality control functions
  • Ensuring production deadlines are met
  • Delegating work to other copy editors if necessary
  • Ensuring a smooth and structured flow of features and other content to print and online publications
  • Writing articles if necessary
  • Assisting in the creative and design process
  • The successful candidate must be able to work well in a small team, have a keen eye for detail, have a knowledge of business terminology, and be willing to work under deadline pressure
Requirements:
  • At least three years of copy editing experience, preferably in business
  • Ability to sub-edit copy to desired format
  • A knowledge of business terminology
  • Have an understanding of magazine production requirements and processes
  • Have the ability to work creatively and accurately under pressure with excellent attention to detail
  • Be a good team player who is nevertheless able to work under their own initiative
  • Have problem-solving and lateral thinking skills
  • Be computer literate, particularly with InDesign, and familiar with the internet as a research tool in a critical and informed manner


Posted on 09 Nov 10:14



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