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Lowveld Media is a multi-award-winning media house in Mbombela, Mpumalanga and is seeking to appoint a full time Editor for Lowvelder.
The Editor is responsible for the final print and digital products of Lowvelder. The job entails implementing the Caxton Editorial strategy, handling of legal matters, maintaining good relationships with the community and business sector and ultimately making decisions on what the editorial content of all products should be.
It is a challenging position for a highly organised individual who has a passion for excellence. The right candidate will have excellent communication skills, the ability to work across multi-platforms and be a self-motivated team player.
- Ensure the overall quality and content of Lowvelder is of a high standard and in line with Caxton’s overall vision
- Set the journalistic standards, guidelines and policies for the editorial department
- Create and maintain an environment where all employees develop and excel and feel that they are valuable team players
- Lead the editorial team to embrace the strategies of Lowveld Media and work as one team with all the other departments
- Staff management including to recruit, select, orient, train, coach, counsel, and discipline all editors, sub editors and journalists
- Promote print and online products
- Share knowledge and empower staff.
- Journalism Degree (NQF level 7)
- Eight+years of experience as a senior editor within a newspaper environment
- Financial background with regard to advertising, budgets and publishing
- Knowledge of online business and advertising
- Computer literacy
- Basic knowledge of web development
- Experience in online/digital journalism.
- Leadership and staff management
- Excellent verbal and writing communication skill
- Management of information
- Policy administration
- Brand and image management
- Problem solving
- Initiative and creativity
- Negotiating skills
- Relationship building
- Planning, organising and control of newsroom
Personal attributes required
- Accountable and responsible
- Self-motivated and resourceful
- Positive self-image
- Strong leadership and motivational skills
- Passionate and enthusiastic
Closing date: 16 August 2019
Posted on 22 Jul 14:58
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