Media24 Lifetstyle – Beauty/Fashion Writer Job in Cape Town Aug 2018

Location: Cape Town
Education level: Diploma
Job level: Mid/Senior
Travel requirement: Occasional
Type: Permanent
Reference: #Fairlady
Company: Media24 Lifetstyle


Job description

<i>Fairlady Magazine</i> has a vacancy for a beauty and fashion writer within the editorial division. The successful candidate will be based in the Cape Town office and will report directly to the editor.

Minimum requirements:

Relevant degree/diploma in journalism or media studies and a minimum of two years’ experience as a journalist in a magazine or newspaper environment, or a minimum of three years’ experience in a related industry. This is a junior position.

Duties and responsibilities:

Must be prepared to travel frequently. To help conceptualise, plan and produce the beauty and fashion sections of Fairlady and any other brand extension or supplement. Manage the brand’s Instagram account. Keep abreast of beauty and fashion trends. Ensure content is relevant to the market, comprehensive and balanced, and complies with the editorial vision of Fairlady, and that prices are accurate. Pitch beauty and fashion ideas around predetermined themes. Build and maintain effective relationships with beauty and fashion advertisers/ clients. Represent the magazine at various beauty and fashion functions. Style and shoot stills and advertorial images. Work with advertising department where appropriate with regard to opportunities within the beauty and fashion sections.

To turn content around quickly and write in the Fairlady voice. Must be able to conduct interviews with beauty and fashion experts in the industry, as well as celebrities. Conceptualise, plan and execute all advertorial material related to FAIRLADY and subsidiaries. To apply efficient time management and meet deadlines. Must have a sound knowledge of the target market. Must be enthusiastic, energetic, deadline-orientated and a strong team player.

About us:

In addition to a competitive salary, membership of a medical aid and retirement fund for person qualifying, we offer the candidate the opportunity to grow personally and professionally in an industry-leading and stimulating work environment. Media24 is Africa’s leading publishing group and offers information and entertainment 24 hours a day. The group has interests in newspapers, magazines, internet businesses, book publishing, printing plants and distribution companies. Many of these publications and businesses are award-winning leaders in their respective fields. Media24 also has many international and local sister companies in the media industry through its holding company, Naspers. Please note, if you have not been contacted within two (2) weeks, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful. Given the employment equity policy of Media24, preference will be given to suitable candidates from the designated groups.


Skills and competencies:

An interest in beauty and fashion and an ability to engage with clients and represent Fairlady in the public domain are essential. Must have a keen eye for styling, good writing and editing skills and strong interpersonal skills. Computer literacy with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word is required and a driver’s licence and social media skills are crucial.