Online Content Assistant
  • Cape Town, Western Cape
Job Description
Opportunity to gain experience at , SA's leading business-to-business news publisher. Exciting position for junior online editorial assistant at this high-profile, Cape Town-based , online media publisher.
Be the first point of contact for clients via email and telephone. Set up, proof, edit and approve online content.
You need to have strong attention to detail, people skills and English language skills (as this is a client-facing position), be computer literate, and enjoy spending time on the internet. Basic image editing experience is advantageous.
You may also be involved in the editorial operation, initially on a limited scale, but depending on your progress, to an increasing degree, eventually producing your own content. Therefore, a passion and aptitude in writing and editing, and the necessary skills in these areas, is essential.
Email your CV to to apply. Please include examples of your writing.

Processing copy – scheduling, proofreading, fact-checking, sub-editing and layout design
Upload subbed copy in a timely manner, based on deadlines
Assist clients with inquiries efficiently and in a timely manner
Assist in compiling and proofing daily, weekly and special newsletters

Journalism/language studies
Fluent in English
Good verbal and written communication skills
Ability to multitask
Computer literate
A profound sense of correctness when it comes to punctuation, spelling and grammar
Strong English language skills
Basic image editing experience
Social media skills
1-2 years of experience in an online publishing environment

Previous experience in a customer-service role/environment
Basic image editing experience (Photoshop experience beneficial)

Personal skills/attributes:
Good time-management skills, with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
Extremely strong attention to detail
Very good people skills
Work well individually and within a team
Be self-motivated, disciplined and conscientious
Able to work under pressure
This is a junior position with a basic starting salary. Only Cape Town-based applicants will be considered. If you have not received a reply within two weeks of applying, you have unfortunately not been considered for the position.

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