Deputy Editor – African Insider

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Deputy Editor - African Insider

Remuneration: cost-to-company 
Location: Cape Town
Education level: Degree
Job level: Junior/Mid
Type: Permanent
Reference: #Editor
Company: Highbury Media

Highbury Media (Pty) Ltd is SA’s largest independent magazine and digital publishing company responsible for some of the country’s most-loved and best-performing titles. We are currently looking for a Deputy Editor. 
 
The successful candidate will be responsible for: 
The daily content of African Insider 
•In conjunction with the Editor, leading the digital and social media content strategy. 
•Driving strategic planning for digital media and ensuring consistency through all channels. 
 
Editorial excellence 
•Take ownership of special projects as directed by the Editor. 
•Provide support to the Editor in the form of undertaking research, writing and editing stories, tracking real-time news trends, monitoring projects and compiling pertinent background information for strategic initiatives. 
•Draw up daily content and social-media schedules. Direct team accordingly to upload and repurpose web content. 
•Edit content to ensure quality and excellence. 
•Compile a daily newsletter. 
 
Staff interaction 
•Work closely with the Editor to ensure all digital assets are utilised to the full: including videographers, writers and interns. 
 
Social media 
•Create content for Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Engage with readers, respond to direct messages. 
•Create discussion points on various platforms with text, video and visuals. 
•Compile monthly digital reports and present findings of web performance. 
 
Requirements: 
•A tertiary qualification in English or journalism. 
•An ability and willingness to work hours as dictated by prevailing news trends. 
•Excellent writing, communication, copy editing, organisational and motivational skills. 
•Must have established contacts in the African news industry. 
Proficiency in WordPress CMS, Excel, Photoshop, trending social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc) and the Mac operating system. 
•Basic video editing a bonus
Posted on 20 Aug 16:16

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