Location: Cape Town
Travel Involved: No
Job Type: Permanent
Education: Degree
Company: Highbury Media
Job Category: Editorial
Compensation: N/A
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 Middleweight Digital Editor for our Editorial department.


The successful candidate will be responsible for:

–In conjunction with the Group Editor, lead the digital and social media content strategy.

–Driving strategic planning for digital media to ensure consistency through all digital marketing channels


Editorial Excellence 

-Take ownership of special projects as directed by the Group Editor 

-Provide support to the Editor for the convening of a range of projects. This may include undertaking research, tracking trends, monitoring projects; compiling pertinent background materials for strategic initiatives

-Draw up weekly schedules 

-Constantly check stories in backend 

-Amend existing style guide 

-Ensure publication conforms to editorial/design excellence


Staff Interaction 

-Work in close contact with digital team, Print Editors and Art Director 

-Manage Social Media Manager Intern, Digital Content Producer Intern and Digital Designer Intern regarding posts 


Social Media 

-Share posts Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, responding to messages and comments

-Creation of a social media plan which adhere to content promoted throughout the day

-Check analytics to see which posts are or aren’t working

-Create discussion points on various platforms, with text and/or visuals              

-Present monthly digital findings and overview of platforms

-Compile monthly digital reports



-Three-year tertiary qualification in English or journalism

-Work experience in the publishing industry is an advantage

-Excellent copy editing, writing and organisational skills

-Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, WordPress CMS, trending social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest) and the Mac operating system.