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Online Business News Editor

Location:Cape Town

Job description is South Africa's leading business-to-business online industry news publisher, with an audience of 270,000 multi-industry professionals who stay informed and publish corporate content across 19 sectors of the economy.
An exciting opportunity has opened in Bizcommunity’s editorial team for a midweight journalist and editor who would be responsible for managing and creating content across the Finance and Healthcare portals. This position is available in Cape Town.

Core responsibilities
  • Cover daily news across finance, healthcare and related industries
  • Produce high-quality editorial content – including news articles, features and interviews
  • Sub-edit, aggregate, proofread and fact-check copy
  • Source and manage content supplied by industry thought leaders
  • Upload copy and images/multimedia onto the content management system in a timely manner
  • Contribute towards multimedia content by conducting video and podcast interviews 
  • Assist in compiling and proofing weekly and special newsletters
  • Attend, cover, network and represent Bizcommunity favourably at relevant industry events
  • Share content to relevant Bizcommunity social media accounts


  • Journalism/language tertiary studies
  • 5+ years experience in an online publishing environment, preferably in news media
  • Experience working on finance and/or healthcare content advantageous
  • Strong writing skills and a meticulous eye for spelling and grammar
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic image editing experience
  • Social media skills
Personal skills/attributes
  • Good time management skills, with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good people skills
  • Enjoy reading and writing
  • Work well individually and within a team
  • Be self-motivated, disciplined and conscientious
  • Willing to take initiative 
To apply, email your 2-page CV, a brief (200 words max) cover letter and three examples of your writing to moc.ytinummoczib@tnetnocylppa with #ONLINEEDITOR in the email subject line.
All potential candidates will be required to write a test based on various aspects of the position. 
If you have not received a reply within two weeks of applying, you have unfortunately not been considered for the position.

Posted on 14 Oct 14:33, Closing date 4 Dec

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