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Web/News Editor

Remuneration:R15127 - R23438 per month negotiable Basic salary 
Benefits:Cellphone allowance, Pension/Umbrella Fund
Location:Pretoria, Lyttelton, Centurion
Education level:Degree
Job level:Mid/Senior
Travel requirement:Occasional
Company:Plaas Media

Job description

  • Produce, write and publish new web content in a creative way.
  • Actively search for and generate news and in-depth articles for web.
  • Write web advertorials for web clients.
  • Liaise with clients and in-house team members to decide on new posts.
  • Attend and cover client and industry functions with a view to direct social media and web reporting.
  • Oversee web layout (images, graphics, videos, and artwork).
  • Basic video editing.
  • Proofread and edit material linguistically and for accuracy.
  • Manage company's own social media as well as client campaigns.
  • Ensure content is up to date.
  • Comply with copyright and privacy regulations.
  • Monitor website’s traffic to measure popularity.
  • Keep track of developments in web technology.
  • Ensure that web content meets the needs and interests of website visitors, and monitor visitor behaviour by reviewing website statistics.
  • Work with other web professionals, such as web designers, developers, and webmasters to determine the best way to present information online.
  • Upload content or provide material to online staff for uploading.
  • Contact contributors to find out if material needs to be updated.
  • Encourage contributors to supply new content to keep the website fresh for returning visitors.
  • Check content for accuracy and ensure that it complies with copyright and privacy regulations.

Company Description

Plaas Media is a Centurion-based company specialising in agricultural content across all media types - online, print, broadcast and event-based.


  • Three to five years' experience in an online/website/social media writing environment.
  • Experience in agricultural media and writing will definitely be to your advantage.
  • Excellent command of Afrikaans and English.
  • Ability to thoroughly and accurately edit, proofread and translate.
  • Good management and organisational skills.
  • Must be able to work and function in a deadline driven environment.
  • Must be able to work quickly and accurately under pressure.
  • Knowledge of Wordpress.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Must travel from time to time.
Please submit a short CV of no more than two to three pages.
All applicants must be willing to undertake a practical test.
Only applicants meeting the job requirements need to apply.
If you have not received any reply within two weeks of having applied, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

Posted on 27 Mar 12:00

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