Managing Editor Wanted


Do you have a passion for content and an eye for detail? This might be for you. Digify Africa is looking for a Managing Editor to join the content services team

Reporting to: Head of Content

Salary: TBD

Key areas of accountability:

Under the direction of the Head of Content, the managing editor will ensure the smooth production of campaigns and projects – from briefing designers and writers, to managing budgets and a team of content developers. The Managing Editor will oversee a range of content development projects from animation, social media content development to design.

Client Services:

  • Establish and maintain a professional relationship with clients.

  • Coordinate with various teams so that the clients expectations are met.

  • Continue their assessment of a client’s needs and business objectives.

  • Help develop initiatives to increase client satisfaction and retention.

  • Upsell company’s services and solutions.

  • Manage client’s projects from beginning to end.

  • Operating as the lead point of contact for any and all matters specific to your accounts

  • Building and maintaining strong, long-lasting customer relationships

  • Assisting and writing briefs and proposal

  • Creating and managing budgets

Campaign Management:

  • Leading a team to provide the utmost level of client service

  • Performing quality assurance (including sub-editing and giving initial feedback to content creators) to ensure team produces excellent work

  • Completing projects and campaigns to a specific schedule and within an agreed budget

  • Managing a team of content developers and overseeing their day to day management

  • All admin and billing related to project/campaign

Editorial Management

  • Reviewing and sub-editing content to ensure they hit content objectives

  • Offering feedback and guidance to team of content creators

  • Brainstorm and develop content ideas for campaigns, projects and Digify Africa’s platforms

  • Ensure team of content creators develop quality and interesting content for client and internal projects.  

Project management:

  • Ensure excellent delivery of Digify Africa projects and living company values

  • Responsible for excellence in the delivery of our projects and programmes

  • Ensure all projects stick to set financial, timeline and delivery targets

  • Deliver quality work for clients/ partners and help build and grow those relationships

  • Drive forward campaigns assigned to you

  • Finding the best solutions and developing accurate timelines

  • Driving excellence throughout - from project creation to implementation and reporting

  • Ensuring relevant internal and external stakeholders are consulted within the project timelines

  • Maintaining alignment with brief and strategy throughout project delivery

  • Ensuring processes are adhered to: designing brilliant teams, understanding audiences, strategy, idea generation, implementation and delivery, and co-creation

  • Creative problem-solving, finding quick and effective solutions to ensure projects stay on time and within budget.

  • Managing and overseeing successful day to day client and supplier relationships

Business Development:

  • Participating in presenting externally or selling Digify Africa

  • Participating in pitches, proposal writing, creds and presentations

  • Driving forward organic growth within existing clients

  • Identify upselling opportunities within projects

Finance and monitoring:

  • Work with finance to ensure your budgets are managed well and adhere to process

  • Responsible for the management of client budgets and maintaining profitability throughout the project life span.

  • Reconciliation and budgets are completed to deadline

  • Ensuring the team are raising POs and invoices on time

Qualifications and Experience

  • Matric essential

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience essential

  • 5 years of working experience beneficial

  • Professional content experience, with a strong knowledge of digital marketing,  journalism and multimedia content creation.

  • Highly organised, with excellent communication skills and ability to manage multiple priorities.

Skills and Attributions

  • Passionate about youth development and social impact

  • Fully computer literate - MS Office (Ms Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google suite essential

  • Ability to plan, organise and follow through

  • Attention to detail and accuracy essential

  • Always accountable

  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal, written, presentation)

  • Ability to work in a team

  • Ability to make informed decisions

Apply by email. Send your C.V to

Applications close 18 April 2019