Closing Date: 31/01/2018
Location: Cape Town
Travel Involved: Yes
Date Required: 01/02/2018
Job Type: Permanent
Education: Degree
Job Category: Editorial
Compensation: N/A
Position Summary:

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.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

-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.