Closing Date: 21/12/2018
Location: Cape Town
Travel Involved: No
Date Required: 02/01/2019
Job Type: Internship
Education: Degree / Diploma
Job Category: Editorial
Compensation: TBC
Position Summary:

Highbury Media (Pty) Ltd is SA’s largest independent magazine and digital publishing company responsible for some of the country’s best-performing titles. We are currently looking for a Copy Editing Intern for our Copy Editing department.

 

The successful candidate will be exposed to:

-Correcting factual and language errors

-Ensuring appropriate style and tone

-Ensuring all copy is reader-friendly (easy to understand and a pleasure to read)

-Localising copy where necessary

-Avoiding repetition, tautology, inconsistencies, and contradictions

-Writing catchy headers, blurbs and covers lines

-Helping to maintain the editorial standard of excellence

-Editing and proofreading layouts

-Trimming copy to fit layouts

-Writing additional copy where necessary

 

Requirements:

-Be able to communicate effectively with editors, art directors, designers and repro artists

-Be proactive and self-disciplined, and work well in a team

-Be able to work accurately and professionally under deadline pressure

-Have a good general knowledge and be able to handle copy on a wide variety of topics

-Be proficient in InDesign and the Mac operating system, and be able to use the internet as a research tool in a critical and informed manner