Editor - Getaway

Remuneration:To be discussed 
Location:Cape Town
Education level:Diploma
Company:Highbury Media

Getaway magazine is looking for its next editor. We need someone energetic, who has a firm understanding of the magazine industry, readership and what drives it. Getaway is a heritage brand and should be seen not only in terms of its print platform – it also has a strong digital readership, a sales arm and, of course, the Getaway Show. We’re looking for an editor who has a good business mind and will also help grow and strengthen all these channels. What is required: at least five years in a senior editorial role on a consumer title, a thorough understanding of managing a team and editorial deadlines, an understanding of how to drive newsstand sales, a collaborative and positive energy, and a willingness to work with the advertising team to help support sales. This is one of South Africa’s plum media jobs – there is plenty of travel involved.

Skills and competencies
  • The position needs someone with a strong editorial vision and creative-thinking skills. 
  • Communication is key: to convey vision, and have the immediate and broader team working to the same vision. 
  • This requires an energetic individual with a committed work ethic, and someone who is able to travel. 
  • An understanding of the changing media landscape is key, and an ability to adapt is important. 
  • Understanding readership and what drives it is also vital, from newsstand to digital.
  • Producing a monthly magazine on time.
  • Ensuring and overseeing online content for the website, which includes weekly newsletters, and additional social media content.
  • Brainstorming and producing content that is fresh, relevant and on-trend for the Getaway readership.
  • Managing and planning the editorial budget and keeping costs within said budget.
  • Driving readership numbers on newsstand and on the digital platform.
  • Compiling, with the team, content lists and communicating these to the advertising team.
  • Managing the editorial team, which includes performance assessments and hiring of staff.
  • Together with the deputy/assistant/managing editor, commissioning writers for content.
  • Ensuring that content is on-brand and satisfies all pillars of the brand, from the articles through to the layout.
  • Helping to brainstorm ideas for advertorial content.
  • Signing off on all content: the editor is ultimately responsible for the magazine. 
  • Inspiring and developing more junior team members.

Posted on 12 Jan 09:56

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