Career opportunity: NB Publishers is hiring! (Publisher/Editor: South African Nonfiction)

NB Publishers is looking for a Publisher/Editor in their South African Nonfiction division.

Job details:

Publisher/Editor: South African Nonfiction

Cape Town, Western Cape

Job Details

Division: Media24 Books
Business unit: NB Publishers
Minimum experience: Mid–Senior
Company primary industry: Publishing
Job functional area: Writing/Editing

Posted 20 February 2019 – Closing Date 11 March 2019

Job Description

South Africa’s leading publishing house is looking for an energetic and innovative editor to expand its flourishing list of nonfiction. This challenging position requires someone with a keen interest in South African issues, who is both creative and meticulous.

The ideal professional:

  • has a relevant tertiary qualification and reads widely across all media
  • has experience as a journalist, book editor or similar
  • thinks strategically and seizes opportunities
  • can conceptualise new books and structure content logically and accessibly
  • has outstanding organisational abilities and can manage a demanding programme to deadline and to budget
  • has an exceptional command of English and Afrikaans and excellent communication and networking skills
  • works well under pressure and can brief and manage teams of freelancers
  • is innovative, enthusiastic, connected – and pays attention to detail
  • is well informed and in touch with opinion-formers and the media

The position offers

  • a stimulating and varied work environment as part of a vibrant team of book people
  • a competitive salary with benefits

Please include as the first page of your CV a covering letter explaining why you are suitable for the position, as well as details of referees. The deadline is 11 March 2019. Applicants who have not received a reply within two weeks of the closing date may assume that their application has been unsuccessful. NB Publishers reserves the right not to fill this position. Given the employment equity policy of Media24, preference will be given to suitable candidates from the designated groups.

Categories Non-fiction South Africa

Tags Career opportunities Careers Editing Jobs NB Publishers Publishing Writing

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