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Job Vacancy: Associate Editor for News24 (South Africa)
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Deadline: 19 April 2013
24.com, based in Cape Town, requires an Associate Editor for South Africa’s leading website, News24.
News24 is Southern Africa and Africa's premier online news resource, with round-the-clock coverage to bring you local and international news as it happens, when it happens. The main news sections are South Africa, Africa, World, Sport, Sci-Tech and Entertainment. News24 also brings you the latest business news through Fin24.
ASSOCIATE EDITOR
  • Location: Western Cape
  • Job Type: Permanent
JOB OUTPUTS:
  • This job reports in to the Editor-in-Chief of News24 and entails: - Working with Editor-in-Chief in implementing strategic editorial goals in line with 24.com’s content and commercial goals
  • Day-to-day management of the editorial teams and editors, including staffing, training, motivation and HR.
  • Building networking relationships, both internally with News24 channels and Media24 properties, and externally (e.g.: pursuing and securing partnerships with external content providers)
  • Ensure appropriate social graph integration various brands
  • Managing newsletters, including enhancement and subscriber churn
  • Working with commercial manager and product owners to develop additional products to be commercialised Monthly reporting to Editor-in-Chief, reflecting good understanding and use of analytic tools and appropriate competitor analysis.
  • Work with acquisition manager to implement changes that improve SEO rankings across the brands –
  • representing 24.com via speaker invitations and at lifestyle industry events and functions –
  • Keep up-to-date with trends in digital publishing, across web, mobile, social, tablet, etc.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
  • Must be versatile and flexible and adaptable to change
  • Must be able to perform under pressure
  • Good understanding of the digital medium
  • Must have a strong editorial background
  • Good understanding of lifestyle editorial content
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of social networking
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Must have a relevant tertiary qualification
  • At least five years of experience in the journalism industry
  • Must have good management skills
  • Must have a sound understanding and knowledge of the digital medium and an understanding of how to deliver online content in the SA environment
  • Must be willing to work independently and as part of a team
CONTACT INFORMATION:
For queries/ submissions: recruit@24.com
Website: http://www.news24.com/

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