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Editor - B2B Travel Industry

Remuneration:negotiable Cost to company 
Location:Johannesburg, Illovo, Sandton
Education level:Degree
Job level:Mid/Senior
Own transport required:Yes
Travel requirement:Occasional
Company:Now Media

Job summary

This person’s primary responsibility will be to engage with the industry, and drive and grow the publication.

This person should be confident in managing people, and being able to work under pressure. They also need a strong understanding of the editor role.

Responsibilities and duties
  • Engaging with the travel community
  • Commissioning of stories
  • Ensuring a high editorial standard
  • Production of publication meets deadlines
  • Champion of editorial policy
  • Enhancing the profile of the magazine brand
  • Enhance circulation figures and revenue in association with the appointed team
Qualifications and skills
  • Tertiary qualification in communications or journalism
  • At least two years' editing experience working on a daily/weekly news publication
  • Subbing, layout and proofing experience
  • Strong, dynamic and independent person with good work ethic and team spirit
  • Experience of travel/tourism an advantage but must have travelled overseas
  • Drivers licence and own vehicle mandatory
  • Experience managing staff and freelancers
  • Must understand and apply the basic principles of news reporting (networking, initiating own leads and following up stories, ensuring accuracy and balanced reporting, meeting deadlines, adhering to briefs)
  • Able to appoint and develop less experienced people
  • Intelligent with an ability to grasp new concepts quickly
  • Good knowledge of online publishing and associated tools
Company overview

Now Media, has been committed to promoting travel and trade in the Southern African region since 1953. Based in Illovo, Johannesburg, the company prides itself on being an innovator of cutting-edge promotional products for the freight, travel and tourism industries. See more at:

Additional notes

The company offers some time flexibility with regards to starting and ending your work day based on the position.

The business has a half-day initiative, that enables staff to take a half-day off once a month should they work in 10 minutes a day. 

The company is generally seen as a positive workplace by current and past staff members.

Posted on 05 Aug 08:53

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