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
-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
-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
-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.