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Junior Copy-Editor

Remuneration:Cost to company 
Location:Cape Town
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Junior
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 junior copy-editor for our copy-editing department.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:
-Correct factual and language errors
-Ensure appropriate style and tone and that all copy is reader friendly (i.e.: easy to understand and a pleasure to read)
-Write catchy headers, blurbs and cover lines
-Check consistency of straps, blurbs, captions, pull quotes, fonts, and general design style
-Help to maintain the editorial standard of excellence
-Trim copy to fit layouts
-Write captions
-Check by-lines and credits are correct and page numbers against latest flat plan
-Subedit advertorial copy –Liaise with production department to ensure all ads are signed off without compromising house style
-Alert Chief Copy Editor to potential problems in the production schedule
-Write features across HM's lifestyle titles when time permits
-Continuously update HM style guide

-Communicate effectively with editors, art directors, designers, and repro artists
-Be proactive, self-disciplined, and a good team worker
-Be able to work accurately and professionally under deadline pressure
-Have a good general knowledge and be able to handle copy on a wide variety of topics, from motoring and golf to fashion and travel
-Be proficient in InDesign and be able to use the internet as a research tool in a critical and informed manner

Posted on 14 Aug 12:14

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