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Features Editor

Remuneration:Basic salary 
Benefits:Pension/Provident fund
Location:Johannesburg, Craighall Park, Randburg
Education level:Degree
Job level:Mid/Senior
Own transport required:Yes
Travel requirement:Occasional
Reference:#FE-Caxton Magazines
Company:Caxton Magazines

Job description

Caxton Magazines, Garden and Home seeks an experienced Features Editor who can research and write top-class content across multiple platforms. As features editor, you will be responsible for generating original and inspired feature ideas that meet our editorial standards and give rise to attention-grabbing cover lines. If you are passionate about home décor and gardening, we want to hear from you! 

Key responsibilities
  • Plan content for the brand by generating, pitching and selecting original, brand-appropriate feature ideas in consultation with the editor.
  • Manage and cultivate strong relationships with a team of freelance contributors, commission articles from them, write briefs and ensure that deadlines are met.
  • Research and write a variety of engaging features in keeping with the style and voice of the brand and craft attention-grabbing headlines and intros.
  • Manage quality control on all features by rewriting, editing, proofreading copy to ensure it meets editorial standards prior to going to press.
  • Compile shopping pages and source accessories for décor and house shoots when necessary.
  • Oversee artwork, design and photography for the features section, attending photo shoots when required to ensure compliance with editorial style and tone.
  • Maintain awareness of local and international décor and gardening trends through research and interpret them in features that appeal to a local audience.
  • Collaborate with the digital editor to create engaging online content in keeping with the brand’s identity.
  • Represent the magazine at events during and after hours to cultivate relevant editorial relationships.
  • Undertake and manage special projects as and when required by the Editor and the commercial team.


Essential requirements
  • Tertiary qualification in journalism, media studies, English or communications.
  • At least two years’ full-time working experience as a features writer and/or online content producer for a consumer magazine.
  • Substantial experience in writing and, ideally, commissioning content.
  • Proven computer literacy.
  • Own transport.
Skills and attributes
  • Excellent writing skills and command of English.
  • A passion for décor, design and gardening.
  • Strong planning and organisational skills.
  • A thorough understanding of brand tone and style.
  • Deadline and detail-oriented.
  • The ability to work within a team as well as autonomously.
  • The ability to manage, mentor and motivate the team.
If you are interested in this great opportunity and want to be part of an exciting and challenging work environment, send your CV to by 10 December 2019. If you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Posted on 03 Dec 16:05

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