Deputy Editor - Job Details

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Job title: Deputy Editor
Reference code: Lay0011
Job category: Editor
Position status: Vacant Min Salary (p/m): R20000
Position type: Permanent Max Salary (p/m): R25000
City: Sasolburg  
Description
Hotel & Restaurant has an impressive track record spanning more than 70 years and brand awareness second to none in the hospitality industry, Hotel & Restaurant delivers news, information and comment across several platforms: a monthly magazine, an interactive website – updated daily – and a weekly web letter informing readers of the latest industry happenings. Advertisers find our multi-media offering an effective vehicle for their marketing message, helping to boost their business and better serve their customers.

The Deputy Editor will need to be a skilled and experienced writer with a good understanding of B2B publishing, passionate about the hospitality and catering industry, have good contacts across many market segments and have an excellent knowledge of print and digital media – and the ability to conceptualise and create content across any platform.
Skills Required
Key responsibility areas:

Feature writing (print):
• Identifying relevant industry news and developing and maintaining lists of topical feature ideas
• Monitoring trends and events and proposing feature articles for consideration
• Completing interviews, sourcing photographs, compiling features
• Fact checking

Digital content contribution:
• regular blog posts
• management of social media accounts for H&R brand (Facebook, Twitter) and ongoing contributions to all sites

Creating commercially focussed content (all platforms) – including advertorials, special reports, supplements, advertorials, promos-mailers and webletters:
• Obtaining briefs from the sales team / client
• Conducting research and completing interviews where necessary
• Sourcing appropriate images
• Verifying all facts, claims and the accuracy of the information
• Generating copy
• Submitting copy to client for review
• Implementing any corrections to copy

Ongoing industry research:
• Gathering news and information on an ongoing basis
• Consulting online sources, picking out and collating relevant information

Networking - launches & industry events:
• Representing the H&R brand at launches and events where possible
• Building good relationships with industry spokespeople
• Gathering information to use for print and online applications
• Staying up-to-date with new trends and developments in the hospitality industry
• Pass on advertising leads to sales team



Adhoc duties:
• Participating and contributing to annual and monthly content planning processes
• Developing and implementing page management guidelines for advertorials for sales teams to use when pitching to clients
• Assisting with the compilation and production of marketing collateral, sales kits, client proposals and presentations
• Attending client meetings with sales team when requested, to assist with the pitching of commercial content opportunities


The successful candidate will need to possess the following:

• Relevant tertiary qualification
• Minimum of 5 years solid practical experience, preferably gained in either a news journalism role or as a writer in a B2B publishing environment
• News desk / newspaper training / work experience advantageous
• Must be familiar with production and page management requirements
• Investigative ability – able to structure questions and pose these in the appropriate manner to gather necessary information
• Proven writing skills – and a portfolio of published work to prove it
• Excellent communication skills
? Understanding of digital media content within the B2B publishing industry
? Excellent written communication
? Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate professionally and pleasantly with clients and staff under pressure
? An ability to relate to the target market
? Must be computer literate and tech savvy
? Must be passionate about media and publishing
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