Digital Publisher
Wits University
6d ago


The Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment (CAPSI) based at the Wits Business School (WBS) is looking for a Digital Publisher to manage all its publications.

WBS is an internationally recognised and accredited school. It has spearheaded innovation, teaching and research excellence in South African and African businesses for more than 50 years.

The WBS is based in the economic hub of South Africa and is in easy proximity of the country’s most vibrant cities. WBS faculty come from 12 different countries, are predominantly African, but are also from other parts such as the US, UK, Holland and Germany.

95% of full time faculty are PhD qualified, and all full professors are NRF rated researchers.

Global interest in the field of philanthropy and social investment in Africa and continents outside of Euro-America is growing exponentially.

Recent years have seen a considerable increase in research and writing related to this area of studies. Despite this, the study of this field is in a nascent stage in Africa, with very little formal academic research, teaching and publications available.

In response to this lack of dedicated, formal academic focus,CAPSIwas established.

CAPSI aims to support the advancement of philanthropy by filling the current gaps in teaching, research, and publication.

The Centre serves as a source of knowledge, a cultivator of partnerships, and a catalyst for innovation, community engagement and a heightened sense of citizenship and social responsibility throughout the African continent and beyond.

Brief Description

The main function of the digital publisher is to coordinate the publications of the Centre. The candidate is expected to :

  • Coordinate CAPSI’s various publications, including the International Review on Philanthropy and Social Investment Journal, books, working papers and policy briefs.
  • Administer the Editorial Manager submissions and peer review processes, as well as coordinate information flow between the editors, authors, reviewers, illustrators and designers.
  • Work with contracted service providers to manage the production : copy editing, typesetting, proofreading and publication.
  • Work closely with CAPSI director and editors to popularize publications widely.
  • This is a two year fix term renewable position that is donor funded, based in Johannesburg but the successful candidate can work remotely.

    Digital Publisher Requirements : Relevant Honours degree in Information Science and at least 3 years’ experience in a similar role.

    Additionally, applicants are required to satisfy this criteria :

  • Computer literate and proficient in MS Office, Adobe Acrobat and the Internet
  • Knowledge of website content management systems
  • Knowledge of the scholarly publishing process
  • Knowledge of digital publishing tools, services and file formats such as DOIs, CrossRef and XML
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organisational skills
  • An excellent command of verbal and written English
  • Self-motivated and willing to learn
  • Able to work independently and in a team and with a variety of stakeholders
  • Able to multitask and prioritise multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
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