Senior Online Editor

  • Initiate International
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Mar 23, 2020
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Job Description

A leading media agency is looking for a Senior Online Editor to join their team in Johannesburg. The perfect Online Editor for this job should be a skilled writer and editor, with an eye for detail and an understanding of the special requirements of producing creative content

Your primary job responsibilities as the Senior Online Editor in Johannesburg will include:

  • Review content and maintain consistent quality, tone, voice and style for a broad range of audiences; quickly become the go-to expert on content standards and practices
  • Edit and proofread content from a variety of writers and subject matter experts
  • Volunteer ideas for improving processes, ideas and strategies to support communications objectives and content strategy
  • Proactively bring creative, new ideas to the table for how to engage employees differently or communicate more effectively
  • Manage content calendar, working with business partners to evaluate new posts
  • Oversee layout (images, graphics, videos and artwork) and collaborate with graphic and web design partners to improve presentation of information
  • Work closely with internal social media managers to make recommendations to optimize web content via social

Requirements for this Senior Online Editor job in Johannesburg:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) with 5+ years of editing or content management experience
  • 3+ years of experience in copywriting and editing in both digital and print
  • 3+ years of successful work within an internal communications team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Understanding of Web layout and usability guidelines, as well as practical applications of SEO/SEM strategies as it relates to content
  • Knowledge of web development tools, including HTML
  • Basic Adobe Photoshop skills