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Assistant Editor

Remuneration:Cost to company 
Location:Cape Town
Education level:Degree
Job level:Junior/Mid
Reference:#assistant editor
Company:Highbury Media

Highbury Media (HM) is seeking an assistant editor to work on Equinox and Cape Etc magazines. The ideal candidate must have stellar copy editing and organisational/administrative skills. Please note: this is a print media position, digital does not apply.

All shortlisted candidates will be required to take a copy editing and writing test. CV to be submitted in PDF format.

Main responsibilities
-Assisting the editor with all administrative tasks
-Client liaison
-Brainstorming feature ideas
-Commissioning freelance writers, according to the editor's synopsis and budget plan
-Drawing up and updating editorial progress and budget sheets
-Managing deadlines according to the magazine's production schedule ?
-Managing workflow between the copy editing and design teams
-Writing features and client content
-Editing incoming copy and proofreading page layouts, ensuring grammar, style and tone are correct
-Maintaining the high editorial standard of the magazine

-Three-year tertiary qualification in English or journalism
-A minimum of two years’ work experience in the print magazine industry
-Excellent copy editing, writing and organisational skills
-Able to work accurately under deadline pressure and willing to work overtime when necessary
-Proactive and self-disciplined with a strong sense of responsibility
-Proficient in InDesign and the Mac operating system

Posted on 13 Aug 14:21