Location: Cape Town
Travel Involved: No
Job Type: Permanent
Education: Degree
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 senior copy editor for our B2B editorial department.


The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

-Sub-editing, fact-checking, and proofreading 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