Closing Date: 31/01/2018
Location: Cape Town
Travel Involved: No
Date Required: 01/02/2018
Job Type: Permanent
Education: Diploma
Job Category: Editorial
Compensation: N/A
Position Summary:

Highbury Media (HM) is seeking an assistant editor to work on two lifestyle magazines. 

The successful candidate should be highly organised with stellar language skills.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to take a copy editing and writing test.


Main responsibilities:

-Assisting the editor with all administrative and editorial tasks

-Client liaison

-Brainstorming feature ideas

-Commissioning freelance writers, according to the synopsis and budget plan

-Drawing up and updating editorial progress and budget sheets

-Managing deadlines according to the magazine's production schedule 

-Managing workflow between the copy editing and design teams 

-Writing features and client content

-Editing incoming copy and proofreading page layouts, ensuring grammar, style and tone are correct 

-Updating the magazine website in WordPress

-Creating content for social media platforms



-Three-year tertiary qualification in English or journalism

-A minimum of two year's work experience in the media industry

-Excellent copy editing, writing and organisational skills

-Proficient in InDesign and the Mac operating system