Senior Managing Editor
Velocity Media
Johannesburg, Randburg
23d ago

Do you have a passion for leisure, social and travel and love your city? Do you know Johannesburg inside and out? Are you an out-

going socialite exploring the city from ALL angles? Are you a driven leader? Then this is an opportunity for you!

We are looking for a Managing Editor to grow and manage the Joburg.co.za / Pretoria.co.za editorial team and to define and implement the content strategy for the 21 niches which are featured on the platforms.

Education level : Honours Degree Job level : Senior Own transport required : Yes Type : Senior Content Editor Reference : MngEd

Role :

  • Defining and implementing a content strategy across our multiple niches eg. entertainment, parenting, health, beauty etc.
  • Growing the readership per niche and for the publication in entirety.
  • Growing, managing and mentoring the editorial team.
  • Defining and curating native content for the platforms.
  • Working closely with the sales department to identify monetization opportunities whilst maintaining the integrity and quality of the content.
  • Representing the brand and building relationship with key stakeholders in the industry.
  • Assisting with the marketing and PR for both platforms as well as the holding company.
  • Attending events including after-hour functions.
  • Requirements

  • Recognized degree
  • Exceptional writing skills (with a dose of humour) will clinch the deal.
  • Previous experience in a similar role (min 2 years)
  • Creative and solid writing experience
  • Management and Mentoring skills ( previous management experience is crucial)
  • Attention to detail, quick and accurate editing skills
  • Strong network within the industry
  • Outgoing, ambitious and desire to grow in the industry
  • Strong digital acumen
  • Ambitious and desire to grow in the industry
  • On the pulse of what’s happening in the city
  • Social Media experience.
  • Personal Skills / Attributes

  • Deadline driven
  • Open minded and adaptable
  • Willing to walk the extra mile
  • Outgoing and charismatic yet humble
  • Advantageous

  • WordPress experience
  • Photoshop
  • Social Media / Digital Marketing
  • Package

    Market Related / Negotiable

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