/ 23 July 2010

Calling all sub-editors

The Mail & Guardian Online is hiring again.

This time it’s a subbing whiz kid we’re after. If you feel you have what it takes to be a senior sub-editor for this website, keep on reading. You’ll need to have very strong sub-editing skills, a love for news and feel right at home online.

So, are you up to the challenge of working for the continent’s premier investigative brand, while helping us lead the way in the online space? Take a look at our job requirements and once you have your CV and covering letter ready, convincing us why you love news, subbing and online media, click here to send us your job application.

Key Outputs

  • Copy taste and picture selection from news agencies
  • Edit agency or original M&G Online articles and other content for style and sense
  • Craft headlines, blurbs and captions
  • Publish articles and pictures using the M&G Online content management system
  • occasionally write original copy for the M&G Online
  • Be able to work flexible hours

Qualifications & Experience

  • Appropriate post-matric qualification
  • At least two years’ experience as a sub-editor on a major newspaper
  • Online sub-editing experience would be a great advantage


  • Net-savvy
  • An excellent knowledge of media law and ethics
  • First-class English language skills
  • A firm grasp of current affairs, both local and international


  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Exceptional planning and implementation skills
  • Ability to quickly assimilate and apply the M&G‘s style
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical ability

Behavioural / Attributes

  • A lateral thinker
  • A high degree of self-management
  • Proactive
  • Creative
  • Sound judgement
  • Team player

The appointment will be done in line with the M&G Media Ltd Employment Equity Policy and the remuneration will commensurate with the position. Applicants must be based in Johannesburg.

Applications should be addressed to Rowena Montsho
Email address: [email protected]
Deadline: 30 July 2010