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COSMOPOLITAN IS SEARCHING FOR A TALENTED EDITOR TO JOIN OUR TEAM

COSMOPOLITAN IS SEARCHING FOR A TALENTED EDITOR TO JOIN OUR TEAM

Associated Media Publishing is one of the only POWERFUL, INDEPENDENT media houses in SA. For over 30 years, we have been the home to upmarket, aspirational international and local blue-chip brands.

Overall purpose of the position: 

COSMOPOLITAN is searching for a talented editor to join our team and lead this global brand into the future.

Professional Qualities:

  • Experienced in brand management
  • Digitally savvy and able to ensure quality across all digital platforms in line with brand expectations
  • Ability to oversee the team on print and digital production as it relates to the brand message on all platforms
  • Possess the instinct and ‘gut’ to make decisions that will resonate and relate to the target audience – in order to increase sales in print and engagement on digital platforms
  • Appreciation and understanding of content: a voracious reader of daily news, pop culture, and trend-inspiring content on all platforms
  • Plugged into current trends with a keen understanding of her country’s millennial audience (ages 18-34)
  • Passionate about connecting with and inspiring the millennial woman
  • Know-how to judge content with an editorial eye for journalistic integrity and excellence
  • Ability to choose contributors and content relevant to the brand and execute a content strategy for monthly editorial topics
  • Genuinely enthusiastic to embrace the COSMO mission and its DNA and not ‘reinvent the wheel’ to suit personal interests
  • Have a ‘big picture’ perspective and the ability to innovate and continually inspire content that is a ‘must-read/addictive’ within the editorial parameters of the brand
  • Have a vision and ideas that will ultimately increase circulation, readership, digital audience, and revenue
  • Excellent judgement skills, a keen aesthetic eye, and the ability to be decisive under tight deadlines
  • Able to oversee editorial production of the print product and brand extensions to ensure all deadlines are met and brand message is maximised
  • Possess the right mix of skill, experience, and the ambition to renew and innovate
  • Proven leadership skills to manage and motivate a team, generate enthusiasm and creativity
  • Able to decide on the content that will sell the brand while remaining true to COSMO’s DNA and mission
  • Exhibit a keen understanding of the essence of the Cosmopolitan formula, the Cosmopolitan audience – with the ability to articulate this in presentations
  • Excellent presentation skills for internal company meetings, external client meetings, conferences, and brand get-togethers targeted at focus groups
  • Collaborative spirit to join the Cosmopolitan network

 

Skillset Required for Editor (of a Cosmopolitan Global Brand)

  • Experienced editor with proven leadership skills
  • Commercially creative and responsible for ‘big ideas’
  • Adept at managing and motivating a team
  • Savvy in digital media and strategies
  • Ability to create high-impact content
  • Ability to choose contributors and select quality content relevant to the brand
  • Journalistic background or skillset related to writing/editing content within the publishing industry
  • Knowledge of pop culture and real-time news – as a prolific reader of print and digital content
  • Up-to-date with popular culture and fashion & beauty trends for the millennial woman
  • Excellent communication skills in all corporate and professional settings: diplomatic, outgoing, and engaging
  • Youthful, modern, optimistic outlook on life with an open mind on sexuality
  • Able to hold staff and corporate meetings with an organised, clear message and agenda
  • Able to build and maintain good relationships with clients and influencers
  • Keen understanding of the target audience: the millennial woman
  • Passionate about connecting with and inspiring the millennial audience
  • Excellent presentation skills as a representative of a global brand
  • English speaking skills for communications and understanding of brand content
  • Able to ensure quality and accuracy of all branded content
  • Possess a flair for visuals, and understand when art and design compliments a piece
  • Guarantee editorial excellence on all platforms by providing strong leadership and continually ‘raising the bar’ with the editorial team
  • Excellent judgement skills, a keen aesthetic eye, and the ability to be decisive under tight deadlines
  • Have a vision and ideas that will ultimately increase circulation, readership, digital audience and revenue within the brand’s guidelines

 

Key Personal Inherent Characteristics

  • Modern, young-minded woman with a dynamic spirit and a positive and optimistic view of life
  • Comfortable about sexuality and personal relationships
  • Confident, secure, and comfortable in the public arena
  • English speaking skills for communication and understanding of brand content
  • Excellent emotional intelligence to lead a team – includes coordinating with the advertising team, marketing team, and media-relation team
  • Representative of the brand’s idea of being a ‘Fun, Fearless, Female’

 

 

Details:

Area: Gardens, Cape Town

Salary Bracket: Market Related

Starting Date: ASAP
APPLICATIONS CLOSE:   31st May 2016

Send applications to anita@assocmedia.co.za  please indicate in your application that you are applying for the above-mentioned position:

REF: COSMO ED