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Online Content Assistant

Remuneration:basic salary 
Benefits:Possibility to work remotely
Location:Cape Town, Woodstock
Job level:Junior

Opportunity to gain experience at, SA's leading business-to-business news publisher. Exciting position for junior online editorial assistant at this high-profile, Cape Town-based, online media publisher.

Be the first point of contact for clients via email and telephone. Set up, proof, edit and approve online content. You will also be involved in the editorial operation, initially on a limited scale, but depending on your progress, to an increasing degree, eventually producing your own content. Therefore, a passion and aptitude in writing and editing, and the necessary skills in these areas, is essential.

You need to have strong people skills and English language skills (as this is a client-facing position), be computer literate, and enjoy spending time on the internet. Basic image editing experience is advantageous.

Email your CV to moc.ytinummoczib@ylppa to apply. Please include examples of your writing.

  • Processing copy – scheduling, proofreading, fact-checking, sub-editing and layout design
  • Upload subbed copy in a timely manner
  • Assist clients with inquiries efficiently and in a timely manner
  • Assist in compiling and proofing daily, weekly and special newsletters
  • Journalism/language studies
  • Fluent in English 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Computer literate
  • A profound sense of correctness when it comes to punctuation, spelling and grammar
  • Strong English language skills
  • Basic image editing experience
  • Social media skills
  • 1-2 years of experience in an online publishing environment
  • Previous experience in a customer-service role/environment
  • Basic image editing experience
Personal skills/attributes:
  • Good time-management skills, with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Very good people skills
  • Work well individually and within a team
  • Be self-motivated, disciplined and conscientious
  • Assertive
  • Friendly
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Meticulous
  • Self-disciplined
  • Patient
This is a junior position with a basic starting salary. Only Cape Town-based applicants will be considered. If you have not received a reply within two weeks of applying, you have unfortunately not been considered for the position.

Posted on 30 Nov 09:44, Closing date 29 Jan

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