Location: Cape Town
Travel Involved: No
Job Type: Internship
Education: Diploma
Job Category: Editorial
Compensation: R3000
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 intern for our lifestyle copy editor 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 reproduction 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