Job title: Editorial Assistant (Woman and Home)
Location: Cape Town
Travel Involved: No
Job Type: Permanent
Education: Diploma
Company: Highbury Media
Job Category: Editorial
Compensation: N/A
Position Summary:

Highbury Media is relaunching a well-established women’s magazine, and needs someone to join the team to work on the print and digital aspects of the magazine.  


The successful candidate will be required to:

• Assist the editor with all administrative and editorial tasks

Brainstorm feature ideas

• Research, interview and compile feature articles, reviews and snippets across print and digital 

• Commission freelance writers, according to the editor's synopsis and budget plan

• Draw up and update editorial progress and budget sheets

• Manage deadlines according to the magazine's production schedule

Managing workflow between the copy editing and design teams

• Daily posting and monitoring content generation across all the relevant platforms, monitoring and facilitating engagement across all relevant platforms, assisting in the brainstorming of new social media initiatives and campaigns.

• Brainstorming content ideas and generating content for the website on a daily basis, sourcing and editing relevant images and videos.

• Editing incoming copy and proofreading page layouts, ensuring grammar, style and tone are correct



• Three-year tertiary qualification in English or journalism

• Work experience in the publishing industry is an advantage

• Excellent copy editing, writing and organisational skills

• Able to work accurately under deadline pressure and willing to work overtime when necessary

• Proactive and self-disciplined with a strong sense of responsibility

• Proficient in Affinity and the Mac operating system