Job title: Food Writer (Print & Digital)
Closing Date: 31/08/2022
Location: Cape Town
Travel Involved: No
Date Required: 01/09/2022
Job Type: Permanent
Education: Diploma
Company: Highbury Media
Job Category: Editorial
Compensation: N/A
Position Summary:

Highbury Media (Pty) Ltd is an independent magazine and digital publishing company responsible for some of the best-performing titles.

We are currently looking for a Food Writer (Print & Digital) for our food department.

Are you interested in food styling? Do you want to excel in the exhilarating world of print and digital content creation? Are you the kind of person that wakes up excited to eat breakfast? Do you live to eat? Then this is the position for you.

We look after a variety of award-winning magazines and digital platforms, ranging from focusing on full-blown delicious food trends to budget meals, fitness-inspired food, and living a healthy life. We are looking for a passionate foodie, who has a way with words to join our dynamic team. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Writing food content for both print and digital
  • Keeping up to date with food trends
  • Liaising with editors from different magazine
  • Develop and execute content strategy
  • Conceptualising and briefing food stills and video shoots
  • Dealing with internal and external clients
  • Proofread recipes
  • Pitch and execute print and digital story ideas related to trends, news and the intersection of food, luxury, restaurants and style
  • Meet tight deadlines while maintaining a superior level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • The ideal candidate will be curious, with enthusiasm for generating food-related ideas



  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Strong writing ability
  • A passion for food and food culture, restaurants, travel, style, design and lifestyle
  • Organised and able to work on different tasks at one time
  • Creative mind-set, hardworking and strong communications skills
  • Able to work in a high paced deadline-driven environment on various platforms
  • A team player that is open to collaborating well with other creatives, editorial and design teams
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and own car