Location: Cape Town
Travel Involved: No
Job Type: Permanent
Education: Degree
Company: Highbury Media
Job Category: Editorial
Compensation: N/A
Position Summary:

Highbury Media (HM) is seeking an assistant editor to work on Equinox and Cape Etc magazines. The ideal candidate must have stellar copy editing and organisational/administrative skills. Please note: this is a print media position, digital does not apply. 


All shortlisted candidates will be required to take a copy editing and writing test. CV to be submitted in PDF format. 

Main responsibilities

-Assisting the editor with all administrative tasks

-Client liaison

-Brainstorming feature ideas

-Commissioning freelance writers, according to the editor's synopsis and budget plan

-Drawing up and updating editorial progress and budget sheets

-Managing deadlines according to the magazine's production schedule 

-Managing workflow between the copy editing and design teams

-Writing features and client content

-Editing incoming copy and proofreading page layouts, ensuring grammar, style and tone are correct

-Maintaining the high editorial standard of the magazine 



-Three-year tertiary qualification in English or journalism

-A minimum of two years’ work experience in the print magazine industry

-Excellent copy editing, writing and organisational skills

-Able to work accurately under deadline pressure and willing to work overtime when necessary

-Proactive and self-disciplined with a strong sense of responsibility

-Proficient in InDesign and the Mac operating system