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 an Editorial and Digital Assistant for our Editorial department. The candidate will join a team that is currently responsible for four monthly TFG lifestyle magazines, as well as the biannual magazine, Wedding Album. In addition to print, the candidate will work on the digital platforms of these titles.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
- Generate article/design ideas
- Help with processing job bags
- Write features for the print magazines
- Write feature for the websites
- Assist with scheduling all social media posts
- Assist with compiling and writing social media posts
- Research topics, news, current affairs, trends for the digital platforms
- Assist with copy editing social media posts
- Collate imagery for the social media posts
- Liaise with the design team for any design-intensive social media posts
- Ensure all deadlines are kept and shepherd publication to print
- Ensure publication conforms to editorial/design excellence
- Help compile components for digital versions of magazines
- Liaise fully with design department over design and picture usage
- Liaise fully with copy editing department over copy usage
- Liaise fully with sales department over sales requests
General Admin Duties
- Alert editor to potential problems whether staff, sales, client or production related
- Stand in for editor if and when required
- Tertiary qualification in English and/or journalism with a strong interest in the digital sphere
- Should be familiar with WordPress, trending social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube)
- Excellent writing, copy-editing and organisational skills.
- Proactive and self-disciplined with a strong sense of responsibility.
- Able to work accurately under deadline pressure and willing to work overtime when necessary.
- Work experience in the media industry is an advantage.
- Knowledge in InDesign and the Mac operating system is an advantage