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Production Editor
Posted date [2018-May-07] (ID: 67907)

Job Title:   Production Editor

Duration:  12-month renewable Contract

Key Responsibilities:


  • Manage the company’s strategy related to writing and editing;
  • Create powerful content that would assist in generating quality leads, extending brand influence, growing customer lists and increasing market share
  • Be in charge of content production, which includes the development, editing, management, quality control and implementation
  • Lead the editorial team (digital editor, contributors, journalists and interns)
  • Coordinate various professionals, contributors and stakeholders
  • Continuously conduct research on interesting editorial stories using a variety of resources
  • Write articles, press releases, blog posts, social media updates, etc.
  • Edit all content before publication to ensure written materials provide the most impact or view
  • Go over articles with a fine-tooth comb to pick out any spelling, grammatical or stylistic errors, and fact check all copy.
  • Writing and re-writing copy: Headings, captions, blurbs etc…
  • Check images and illustrations are correct
  • Look out for potential legal problems and plagiarism in copy


  • Supervise and oversee the editorial production, from idea generation to publication
  • Create and manage production schedule (editorial, design and advertising) to make sure that publication deadlines are met
  • Update production schedule and send to team (frequency tbc). Follow up on areas that need attention.
  • Update the Dummy for sign off by board
  • Pagination: improve readability and navigation of publication
  • Manages the production and circulation of layouts and final artwork
  • Ensure production of publication is cost effective by sourcing images, illustrations etc..

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Tertiary English/ Communications/ Journalism qualification
  • Global insights into economics, politics, lifestyle, arts and culture


  • Comfortable with using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Strong Administration Skills
  • Ability to evaluate the journalistic and professional quality of the content
  • Leadership skills
  • Coordination skills
  • Problem solving skills


  • At least 10 years in the Publishing industry with both print and digital media.
  • Proven track record
  • Client service experience



Job Title Production Editor
Post Details
Posted By The Talent Index
Job Function
Start Date
Location Bryanston
Phone No
Email lesigom(at)
Region Location -> Johannesburg
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time Jobs
Classification Job Classification -> PR / Journalism

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