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Senior Managing Editor

Remuneration:negotiable Market related 
Location:Johannesburg, Melrose Arch
Education level:Honours
Job level:Mid/Senior
Company:Velocity Media

Job description

Do you have a passion for leisure, social and travel and love your city? Do you know Johannesburg inside and out? Are you an out-going socialite exploring the city from all angles? Are you a driven leader? Then this is an opportunity for you!

We are looking for a 'managing editor' to grow and manage the / editorial team and to define and implement the content strategy for the 21 niches which are featured on the platforms. 


  • Defining and implementing a content strategy across our multiple niches eg. entertainment, parenting, health, beauty, etc.
  • Growing the readership per niche and for the publication in entirety.
  • Growing, managing and mentoring the editorial team.
  • Defining and curating native content for the platforms.
  • Working closely with the sales department to identify monetization opportunities whilst maintaining the integrity and quality of the content.
  • Representing the brand and building relationship with key stakeholders in the industry.
  • Assisting with the marketing and PR for both platforms as well as the holding company.
  • Attending events including after-hour functions.


  • Recognised degree.
  • Exceptional writing skills (with a dose of humour) will clinch the deal.
  • Previous experience in a similar role (minimum two years).
  • Creative and solid writing experience.
  • Management and mentoring skills  (previous management experience is crucial).
  • Attention to detail, quick and accurate editing skills
  • Strong network within the industry
  • Outgoing, ambitious and desire to grow in the industry
  • Strong digital acumen
  • Ambitious and desire to grow in the industry
  • On the pulse of what’s happening in the city
  • Social media experience
Personal skills/attributes
  • Ambitious
  • Self-starter
  • Deadline driven
  • Open minded and adaptable
  • Willing to walk the extra mile
  • Outgoing and charismatic yet humble
  • WordPress experience
  • SEO experience
  • Photoshop
  • Social media/digital marketing

Posted on 17 Apr 14:10

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