Copy Editor

Copy Editor
Reference: Copy Ed-FHM
Date Posted: 23 Jun 2011
Region: Gauteng – North/Sandton
Department: Media
Job Type: Permanent
Work Level: Not Specified
EE Position: Yes
Thirteenth Check: No
Car Allowance: No
Commission: No
Medical Aid: Yes
Retirement Fund: Yes


Job Description
COPY EDITOR – FHM Developing Markets, Sandton FHM is looking for a talented, witty, motivated copy editor, with a keen eye for detail and great writing ability. He or she must ensure that FHM copy remains flawless, informative and entertaining to the readers of SA’s top-selling men’s lifestyle magazine. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: 

• Meeting deadlines set by the managing editor, while ensuring that all copy adheres to the FHM values of being sexy, funny, useful and relevant to South African readers.

• Checking/writing headers, sub headers, introductions, facts and references. Getting quotes from local sources, checking contact details etc.

• Rewriting copy where necessary to make it funnier, more cohesive and/or more entertaining. Writing funny captions. • Sourcing copy for the edition, whether by writing it, conducting interviews, fetching it from overseas editions, or localising syndicated copy?

• Editing and proofing laid-out pages.

• Generating copy for the FHM website, the monthly FHM Payday Mailer and promotions and announcement pages as required.

• The successful applicant will also be a fun, easygoing individual prepared to work late hours and willing to face intimidating deadlines with good humour. COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS AND EXPERIENCE? A tertiary qualification and at least two – three years working experience in magazine or newspaper filed? Well-developed verbal and written communication skills? Excellent attention to detail? Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines? Planning and organising skills? Able to work independently, as part of a team and with individuals from different departments? Familiarity with and competence on digital platforms? Excellent general knowledge? Proficient in relevant computer packages and software applications? Sound knowledge of editorial principles In addition to a competitive salary, membership of a medical aid and retirement fund for persons qualifying, we offer the opportunity to grow personally and professionally in an industry-leading and stimulating work environment. To apply, please submit a covering letter and CV, with a short, entertaining piece of written work (about 400 words) to [email protected] Job Ref: Copy Ed-FHM If you haven’t received feedback by 6 July 2011, you should regard your application as unsuccessful. THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 1 JULY 2011



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