Closing Date: 18/12/2017
Location: Cape Town
Travel Involved: No
Date Required: 22/12/2017
Job Type: Permanent
Education: Diploma
Job Category: Editorial
Compensation: TBC
Position Summary:

The successful applicant will be the managing editor of SA Cricket, the quarterly print magazine (reporting to the sports editorial director) and, the website (reporting to the digital sports director).


On the magazine, the successful applicant will be required to (among other things): 

– Generate article ideas 

– Draw up the synopsis, in consultation with the sports editorial director, after the synopsis meeting with the team

– Commission writers 

– Ensure copy fulfils brief

– Ensure deadlines are met and shepherd the magazine to print

– Liaise with the design department regarding design and photo use

– Liaise with the sales manager regarding sales requests

– Manage the budget


On the website, the successful applicant will be required to (among other things): 

– Draw up the weekly schedule

– Ensure the website is up to date 

– Write articles, columns, etc

– Ensure fixtures, logs, results, etc are up to date

– Liaise with the IT manager regarding website updates and errors

– Liaise with the social media manager, to ensure website posts are shared on Facebook and Twitter, and that photos/graphics are shared on Instagram


On the magazine and website, the successful applicant will be required to:

– Help generate positive staff morale

– Develop staff writers/junior staff writers

– Train interns

– Liaise with the copy editor to ensure website is error free