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Deputy Editor

Remuneration:Cost to company 
Location:Cape Town, CBD Foreshore
Education level:Degree
Job level:Senior
Job policy:Employment Equity position
Reference:#ANAPub DepEdit
Company:African News Agency (Publishing)

Job description

  • Work with the Editor to drive the content strategy for designated brands, crafting themes and content plans to grow brand, audience and revenue across multiple magazines, including custom-publishing projects.
  • Drive, maintain and evolve premium brand content in line with commercial requirements.
  • Write and edit accurate and engaging copy, displaying journalistic discipline and rigor across all content platforms.
  • Engage with the art and commercial departments to set the editorial direction of the brand and create and maintain a brand that’s attractive to both audience and advertiser.
  • Maintain close relationships with advertisers and other commercial partners across the board.
  • Assists Editor to drive a high level of engagement with readers and clients alike.
  • Monitor editorial budget costs
  • Propose innovations in content, product, design, projects, advertising sales to keep the brand ahead of competition.
  • Manage and supervise all content and operational processes, continuously searching for ways to be more efficient and cost-effective.
  • Assist in the day-to-day editorial staff management.
  • Shaping the development of staff by spotting opportunities for training and working with the HR team to achieve career goals.
  • Act as ‘gatekeeper’ of brands blue print and editorial tone.


  • 7 years journalism experience
  • 4 years management experience
  • Knowledge of magazines editorial systems
  • Knowledge of filing copy and images electronically
  • Knowledge of various industries related to relevant content pillars
  • Knowledge of local and international trends

 Required Competencies
  • Good Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Problem solving ability
  • Excellent negotiation skills

Posted on 11 Jul 14:13

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