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Copy Editor

Caxton Magazines currently seeks an experienced Copy Editor to join their Johannesburg-based editorial team who will ensure all copy is factually correct and suitable for their publications across multiple platforms. Ideally the candidate should have a sound knowledge of Microsoft Word, Adobe InDesign, be accurate and have an eagle eye for detail. The person for the job must possess a natural love for the brand, be willing to contribute to the magazine and ensure the magazine maintains its high standards.

Key Responsibilities

  • Copy editing of printed and online articles in order to present an article free of factual, spelling, grammatical or stylistic errors.
  • Write/rewrite copy for marketing pages.
  • Final sign off of pages prior to printing.
  • Check copy for readability and style.
  • Undertakes research and confirms sources for writers as well as verify facts.
  • Ensure copy and layout work well together.
  • Prepare copy for print.
  • Work according to format.
  • Assist the Editor and Managing Editor with ensuring strict adherence to copy deadlines.
  • Contribute to magazine content and cover lines during ideation meetings.
  • Keeps abreast of the latest trends and thinking in magazine brands.

Essential Requirements

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Journalism, English or writing experience.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in copy-editing, preferably on a magazine.
  • Excellent rewriting, research and language skills.
  • A high level of computer literacy (proficiency in InCopy or InDesign/Woodwing is preferable)

Personal skills/attributes

  • Must be detail and deadline oriented.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Strong interest in current life style trends.
  • Must enjoy attending food-related events and venues.
  • Be visually strong, ensuring copy and layout have good cohesion
  • An excellent command of the English language.
  • Must be a team player and demonstrate an interest in social media.
  • The ability to look beyond the obvious grammar issues in a story and to question its validity, sources and information.
  • Must demonstrate a good understanding of the BONA brand, its readers & the magazine industry.

Apply to zainab@caxton.co.za

Posted on 17 April 2018


Freelance Copywriter

Remuneration: Market related
Location: Pretoria, Irene
Education level: Degree
Job level: Mid/Senior
Type: Temporary
Reference: #FC01
Company: Etiket Brand Design

Job description

We are looking for a freelance copywriter starting 23 April until the end of May 2018.

Company Description

We believe that in order to be relevant, a brand needs to build belief through narrative by placing focus on:
1. Creating or evolving the brand in context: A brand should be understood, loved, and bought because people believe in it! This belief can only be created by telling a brand’s story in context. 2. Inspiring action: To create belief requires action. That’s why we create campaigns which inspire people to act.


You need to be extremely detail focused and experience in the financial industry is a must.

If this sounds like something you can do, then give us a holler and you might just be the next Etikettie!

Posted on 17 April 2018
Apply by email to Mbali Buthelezi – mbali@etiket.co.za


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