Junior Sub-Editor

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Advertised By:Agency
Job Type:Contract
Description
This role is a work from home position, but candidates based in Johannesburg or Cape Town, have an advantage.
Objective of the position: The junior sub-editor is required to assist the content manager to ensure the proper presentation and delivery of all outgoing content from the company. This will entail proofreading and quality control across various products including online content and written reports. This position does not require well-established technical skills but the candidate will need to be computer literate and well organised. A strong interest in current affairs, lifestyle and entertainment news is essential.
The main responsibilities of the position are:
Front-line proofreading/copy editing for various content written by the writing team, from online content, to newsletters and reports.
Quality control – ensuring continuity and style (relevant to the company).
Helping coordinate content on our various websites.
REQUIREMENTS
Language: Very strong language skills; must be able to write competently and have a strong grasp of English.
Knowledge: must have a strong interest in current global affairs, lifestyle and entertainment news.
Organisation: Must be able to manage a diverse and complicated workload.
Communication: due to contact with various business units, strong communication skills are a must.
Computer literate: should be competent with Windows and Mac operating system along with Microsoft Office applications.
Flexible: maintains effectiveness in a fast moving and/or changing environment with varying tasks, responsibilities or people.
Stable under pressure.
Reliable and takes pride in the quality of their work.
Background/experience:
At least one year's experience in a relevant role or environment.
Qualified to degree level or equivalent; particularly in some field that emphasises writing.
Bring some experience to the team such as being widely knowledgeable of web content creation or specific work background that would assist with the products we are developing.

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