Online Business News Editor – Marketing & Media job, Cape Town

Are you a sassy blacksmith with a nose for a good business story and at least five years of experience in online journalism or publishing?

Are you looking for a new space to explore and expand your already impressive portfolio of published works?

Does the thought of breaking news, interviews with fascinating people, and big events with interesting information to report on wake you up in the morning?

Are you comfortable managing your time and working independently, but also playing well with others?

Are you up for the challenge of helping grow an already thriving news portal?

Oh and do you live in Cape Town? Because we need you in Cape Town.

Yes? Then we may have the job for you…

We are:

– Bizcommunity, a small but high-profile independent online media house with lots of personality and even more heart.

We need someone:

– With the aforementioned experience and dynamism

– With a graduate degree in a related field

– With exposure and/or keen interest in marketing, media and advertising business. And by that, we mean someone eager to showcase the people and processes behind flashy ads, campaigns, and brand activations, among other things.

– Who is comfortable wearing a few hats and who can handle the mundaneness of subbing and downloading a copy one minute, compiling interesting interviews the next and writing compelling stories another.

– Who can shred promotional copy to within an inch of its lifespan and still make an interesting editorial story out of it.

– Who can spot a typo or fake news from 20 paces away (okay, slight exaggeration – some of us are genuinely myopic and wear corrective lenses – but you catch us adrift).

– Who is proactive and will turn into a diamond rather than dust under pressure.

– Who has witnessed the birth of social media and understands its pitfalls, but is comfortable using it as a communication platform.

Nice to have:

– Some experience working with a digital content management system will make onboarding much easier

– A B2B media experience and a contact list full of names of marketing, advertising and media professionals. We have our own, but the more the better.

We offer:

– Serious one-on-one time with your pajamas while you work. We expect you to dress only if you are going to an event or meeting.

– An office vibe with friendly faces and as much coffee as your over-caffeinated little heart can handle, for when you’re sick of the kids and need a chat with the grown-ups. But we also saw the price of gas, so office time is currently optional.

– Many awesome invitations to epic events and all the free flash players that RP are ready to throw at you.

– Working with an awesome team that is like a second family (whom you really enjoy talking to).

Send us:

– Your CV without error

– A brief motivation letter (200 words maximum) telling us why we should choose you. Go ahead. Sell ​​yourself.

– Three samples of your amazing handwriting. We want you to impress us.

– Salary expectations

– All of this to [email protected] with #ONLINEEDITOR in the email subject line.

If you’ve made the cut, we’ll be in touch. Unfortunately, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of applying, please consider your application unsuccessful.

All those who have achieved the rank will be required to pass a test based on various aspects of the position. But don’t be afraid. This isn’t high school math.

Posted on April 19 10:40, Closing date June 18