Closing Date: 26/08/2019
Location: Cape Town
Travel Involved: Yes
Date Required: 02/09/2019
Job Type: Permanent
Education: Degree / Diploma
Company: Highbury Media
Job Category: Editorial
Compensation: N/A
Position Summary:

Highbury Media (Pty) Ltd is an independent magazine and digital publishing company responsible for some of the best performing titles. We are currently looking for a copy editor for our sports department. The successful candidate must be able to work well in a small but award-winning team, have an excellent eye for detail, have a thorough knowledge of sport and work well under deadline pressure.

 

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

-Sub-editing, fact-checking and proofreading editorial and advertorial copy across all titles

-Sub-editing, proofreading and signing off layouts

-Trimming copy to fit layouts

 

Requirements: 

-Previous copy editing experience in sport

-Ability to sub-edit copy to desired format

-A passion for sport

-A good understanding of production requirements and systems

-Ability to work accurately and professionally under pressure

-Excellent attention to detail

-A good team player who is nevertheless able to work under their own initiative

-Proactive and self-disciplined

-Problem-solving and lateral thinking skills

-Computer literate and be able to use the internet as a research tool in a critical and informed manner

-Please note that shortlisted candidates will be requested to do an editing test.