Bizcommunity team

Online Content Assistant

Job level:Junior/Mid
Type:Permanent is South Africa's leading business-to-business online industry news publisher, with an audience of 370,000 multi-industry professionals who stay informed and publish corporate content across 18 sectors of the economy.

An exciting opportunity has opened up for a junior online editorial assistant to join the content team at Bizcommunity. This position is available in Johannesburg.

Core responsibilities:

  • Assist the editors in processing copy – fact-checking, sub-editing, proofreading
  • Upload subbed copy onto the content management system in a timely manner
  • Produce unique, original editorial content – including news articles, event coverage, features and interviews
  • Assist in compiling and proofing daily, weekly and special newsletters
  • Attend, cover and network at relevant industry events
  • Represent Bizcommunity favourably at industry events
Skills required:
  • Journalism/language/communication studies
  • 1-2 years of experience in an online publishing environment
  • Computer literate
  • Strong writing skills and a meticulous eye for spelling and grammar
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
  • Basic image editing experience
  • Comfortable posting and interacting on social media
Personal skills/attributes:
  • An interest in the local creative industries – marketing, advertising, media and PR
  • An interest in business news media
  • Good time management skills, with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Enjoy reading and writing
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good people skills
  • Work well individually and within a team
  • Be self-motivated, disciplined and conscientious
To apply, email your 1-page CV, a brief cover letter (200 words max) and 2 examples of your writing to with #EDITORIALASSISTANT in the email subject line.

All potential candidates will be required to write a test based on various aspects of the position. Only Johannesburg-based applicants will be considered. Note, you may be required to offer further support to the company from time to time.

If you have not received a reply within one month of applying, you have unfortunately not been considered for the position.

Posted on 29 Mar 07:24

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