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.