Editor: Financial Lifestyle Publication: Content Agency (180 views)

Cape Town, South Africa
Apr 16, 2018

Contract position: Full-time: 1 year.

We have a very exciting opportunity for a senior Editor on a Financial Lifestyle Publication at a super Content Agency in Cape Town. In this financial services client-facing role you’ll be responsible for monthly Communications planning and implementation. You’ll be working on a portfolio of Print and Digital Magazines, Website, emailers, videos and online Content. We’re looking for an experienced, passionate Editor with both strong leadership and strategic abilities. Your robust editorial experience will give you the edge when applying for this position. Financial publishing experience would be a plus but is not essential, however a keen interest in finance is essential to succeed in this role. If you are independent, able to self-manage and possess great presentation skills, we’d love to hear from you!


  • In collaboration with client, plot monthly communication schedule (promotional mailers, newsletters, SMSs, web banners).
  • Plan related content (web articles) to support the monthly planning (and commission where relevant).
  • Write copy as required for the elements (or brief junior writer to write as required).
  • Brief the communication elements into design studio and manage the process, with guidance for creative look and feel.
  • Conceptualise and write copy for communication elements to loyalty programme members and financial intermediaries as required by the client.
  • Strong writing skills to ensure style is consistent and that complicated topics are clearly explained to the member.
  • This type of member communication includes welcome books, welcome mailers, quick programme guides, sometimes PPT and other material.
  • Write copy as required for the financial website – this will include new loyalty programme benefits, terms and conditions, anything that is required.
  • Strong writing skills to ensure style is consistent and that complicated topics are clearly explained to the member.
  • Plan editorial content for the website platform.
  • Commission writers and maintain a good freelance base of financial writers to contribute to this project.
  • Ability to plan and edit the content to the next level to include infographics and quizzes and potentially more interactive content (i.e. video and gamification).
  • Manage a strong base of good freelancer writers to contribute and write for the brand’s customer-facing print
  • Plan the content for each issue and commission writers.
  • Create a flatplan.
  • Edit the articles and work with design to ensure they achieve the levels of excellence required by client.
  • Write content as required.
  • Ensure the Brand communication message is relayed in the magazine. Plan with client to ensure important programme highlights and milestones and explained and detailed.
  • Ensure editorial correctness and excellence.
  • Work with client to make corrections.
  • Manage the freelance editorial budget.
  • Plan and present the on-going strategy for the magazine annually.
  • Create marketing material around the digital mags to promote them and drive engagement, on website and on social media.

The successful candidate must have/be:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • Strong editorial and communications background across multiple platforms
  • Minimum 5 years as an Editor of an online or print publication
  • Financial Publishing experience – beneficial
  • Interest in finance – essential
  • Ability to multitask and plan across a range of projects.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Solid time management skills are essential.
  • Ability to work independently and make things happen.
  • Ability to bring creative thinking to a range of different marketing and content opportunities. Need to think out of the box!
  • Very strong English language writing and editing skills.
  • Ability to be firm in one’s beliefs on what makes great content.
  • People person, with good problem-solving skills and the ability to represent the agency in front of clients.
  • Be a strong leadership figure.
  • Strategic thinker.

Please submit a relevant portfolio on application.

Should you not receive a response within one week, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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Salary: Negotiable