Job title: Junior Copy Editor (Lifestyle)
Closing Date: 03/06/2022
Location: Cape Town
Travel Involved: No
Date Required: 06/06/2022
Job Type: Permanent
Education: Diploma
Company: Highbury Media
Job Category: Editorial
Compensation: N/A
Position Summary:

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 Junior Copy Editor for the Copy-Editing Department to work on our lifestyle magazines. 


The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

Fact-checking and correcting factual errors in the copy 

Correcting language and grammar errors

Ensuring appropriate style and tone is used in accordance with the requirements of a specific magazine 

Ensuring that all copy is reader-friendly (i.e. easy to understand and a pleasure to read)

Checking consistency of straps, blurbs, captions, pull quotes, fonts, and general design style

Checking that bylines and credits are correct, and cross-checking page numbers against the latest flat plan

Helping to maintain the overall editorial standard of excellence

Alerting Chief Copy Editor to potential problems in the production schedule

Continuously updating the HM Style Guide for the various titles being worked on



Have a good general knowledge and be able to handle copy on a wide variety of topics, from motoring and health to fashion and travel

Be able to use the internet as a research tool in a critical and informed manner

Communicate effectively with editors, art directors and designers 

Be proactive, self-disciplined and a good team player

Be able to work accurately and professionally under deadline pressures

Be prepared to work overtime if the need arises on print deadline days

Be set up with a stable internet connection at home for work-from-home purposes 

Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Affinity Publisher is advantageous