Features/Copy Editor Job in Cape Town, Western Cape at Dentsu Aegis Network –

Job Description

To manage the editorial content and tone of a custom food and lifestyle magazine, and copy edit the print magazine and its digital assets to meet the production deadlines.

Job Title:
Features/Copy Editor

Job Description:
Key Responsibilities:
(The primary tasks, functions and deliverables of the role)

Copy editing

Edit content to fit brand tone.

Check print and digital content for grammatical and stylistic errors, and factual accuracy.

Ensure internal corrections and client changes are made.

Check and sign off final page proofs.

Edit ad-hoc publications and documents as needed.


Brainstorm content ideas based on the brand’s trade plan, trends and seasonal relevance.

Write headers, blurbs, captions and short- and/or long-form features.

Write social media posts.

Write promotional material for print and digital.

Commission freelancers where necessary.

Creative input/teamwork

Attend and contribute to editorial meetings (plan ahead for new feature ideas).

Work closely with the relevant design teams to ensure an error-free magazine goes to print.

What you’ll need:
(The abilities that the individual needs in order to perform this role effectively)

Relevant degree/diploma in languages, arts or journalism.

At least five years’ experience as a copy editor and features writer in relevant environment (newspapers, magazines or content marketing).

Fluent in English.

Excellent spelling and grammar.

Knowledge of and interest in food and lifestyle writing.

Excellent general knowledge.

Strong creative sense and versatility.

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Google Docs and Adobe InDesign.

Sound knowledge of editorial principles and journalism ethics.

The ability to meet tight deadlines.

Willingness to assist where needed.

Excellent attention to detail.

The ability to work under pressure.

Work well independently and as part of a team.

Cape Town-183 Sir Lowry Road

John Brown

Time Type:
Full time

Contract Type:

About the Company

Company: Dentsu Aegis Network –

Company Location:  Cape Town, Western Cape

Estimated Salary:

About Dentsu Aegis Network -