Getaway magazine is looking for its next editor. We need someone energetic, who has a firm understanding of the magazine industry, readership and what drives it. Getaway is a heritage brand and should be seen not only in terms of its print platform – it also has a strong digital readership, a sales arm and, of course, the Getaway Show. We’re looking for an editor who has a good business mind and will also help grow and strengthen all these channels. What is required: at least five years in a senior editorial role on a consumer title, a thorough understanding of managing a team and editorial deadlines, an understanding of how to drive newsstand sales, a collaborative and positive energy, and a willingness to work with the advertising team to help support sales. This is one of South Africa’s plum media jobs – there is plenty of travel involved.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
-The position needs someone with a strong editorial vision and creative-thinking skills. -Communication is key: to convey vision, and have the immediate and broader team working to the same vision.
-This requires an energetic individual with a committed work ethic, and someone who is able to travel.
-An understanding of the changing media landscape is key, and an ability to adapt is important.
-Understanding readership and what drives it is also vital, from newsstand to digital.
-Producing a monthly magazine on time.
-Ensuring and overseeing online content for the website, which includes weekly newsletters, and additional social media content.
-Brainstorming and producing content that is fresh, relevant and on-trend for the Getaway readership.
-Managing and planning the editorial budget and keeping costs within said budget.
-Driving readership numbers on newsstand and on the digital platform.
-Compiling, with the team, content lists and communicating these to the advertising team.
-Managing the editorial team, which includes performance assessments and hiring of staff.
-Together with the deputy/assistant/managing editor, commissioning writers for content.
-Ensuring that content is on-brand and satisfies all pillars of the brand, from the articles through to the layout.
-Helping to brainstorm ideas for advertorial content.
-Signing off on all content: the editor is ultimately responsible for the magazine.
-Inspiring and developing more junior team members.