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 Senior Copy Editor for our B2B Editorial department.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:
-Sub-editing, fact-checking and proof-reading all business copy
-Managing copy flow with input from the editor, managing editor, art director and other staff
-Checking and signing-off proofs, and exercising other quality control functions
-Ensuring production deadlines are met
-Delegating work to other copy editors if necessary
-Ensuring a smooth and structured flow of features and other content to print and online publications
-Writing articles if necessary
-Assisting in the creative and design process.
-The successful candidate must be able to work well in a small team, have a keen eye for detail, have a knowledge of business terminology and be willing to work under deadline pressure.
-At least three years of copy-editing experience, preferably in business
-Ability to sub-edit copy to desired format
-A knowledge of business terminology
-Have an understanding of magazine production requirements and processes
-Have the ability to work creatively and accurately under pressure with excellent attention to detail
-Be a good team player who is nevertheless able to work under their own Initiative
-Have problem solving and lateral thinking skills
-Be computer literate, particularly with InDesign, and familiar with the internet as a research tool in a critical and informed manner