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Location:Cape Town
Type: One year

Job description

New Media Publishing is looking for an editor to look after English language monthly print and digital publications produced on behalf of clients in the hospitality and beverages industries. The publications are a crucial part of their internal communications content mix, providing employees with inspiring, informative and entertaining content from the organisation. This position is a 12-month contract.

This position will appeal to an editor who is a print expert with a strong interest in digital content production (video experience is a plus). You must be able to take control of the whole editorial process and work closely with the client and the design team to produce creative work under time pressures. As this is a contract publishing position, the candidate should be able to find interesting editorial solutions to communications challenges. Candidates should be strong copy editors and good process managers as well as brilliant creative minds.

  • Responsible for producing magazines and digital content for multiple platforms (web, app, social media) that are on time and creative, with excellent copy and adhering to the demands and communications objectives of the client
  • Driving the production process from concept stage to final page proofs
  • Positioning and development of the magazines with particular emphasis on balancing lifestyle content with necessary staff communication messages to develop greater readership of the title
  • Client liaison and client meetings in Johannesburg (position is Cape Town-based)  
  • Writing copy for features where required as well as rewriting stories and writing captions
Other competencies required are
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent editing skills
  • Resourcefulness
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight monthly deadlines
  • Good people skills
  • A passion for exceptional client service
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Good process management skills



Minimum qualifications and experience include:
  • A journalism degree/diploma or similar
  • At least five years’ experience in an editorial environment
  • An unendorsed drivers license
  • Ability to travel
Interested applicants may forward a detailed CV to If you have not heard from us by 30 October 2018 please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

In terms of its employment equity guidelines, New Media Publishing aims to provide equal opportunities. New Media Publishing reserves the right not to fill this position at this time should a suitable candidate not be found.

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Posted on 19 Sep 13:44


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