Music In Africa: Call for French Content Editor (South Africa)

Job title: French Content Editor
Remuneration: basic salary
City: Parkwood, Johannesburg, South Africa
Type: contract (12 months), full-time
Starting: Immediately

Music In Africa seeks a French Content Editor in Johannesburg.
Music In Africa seeks a French Content Editor in Johannesburg.

Pan-African music portal, Music In Africa (, seeks an enthusiastic French Content Editor to join our team in Johannesburg.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Write French content
  • Sub-edit French content from other writers
  • Assume overall responsibility for French content production.
  • Supervise and grow team of translators: allocate and commission work, check/sub-edit translations, and handle invoicing/payments.
  • Assist regional editors in building a strong team of contributors for French regions.
  • Moderate (edit and publish) submitted French content, ensuring that content conforms to Music In Africa guidelines.
  • Identify English stories that need to be translated into French, and vice versa.
  • Ensure consistent and organised communication with users, management and content providers.
  • Drive French social media campaigns.
  • Prepare content for the French newsletter.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain relationships with existing and new partners.
  • Assist in organising ‘offline’ events (eg. workshops and concerts).
  • Attend and review industry events, expos, forums and conferences.
  • Collaborate with other regional editors, content managers and contributors.
  • Represent Music In Africa at conferences, festivals and other relevant events.
  • Contribute to the conceptualisation and evolution of content with forward-thinking ideas, particularly in relation to content types, editorial workflow and content layout.
  • Assist in the running of Music In Africa office.
  • Assist in the conceptualisation of viable business strategies for the portal.
  • Develop sound content plans and ensure full implementation.
  • Perform the day-to-day administration duties of the project and other duties as needed.


  • Relevant tertiary qualification (Diploma/Degree in Journalism, Communications, etc).
  • Minimum five years' experience in new media, with editorial experience.
  • Experience in the African music sector or related fields.
  • Excellent written French, with sub-editing experience.
  • Excellent written English will be an advantage.
  • Flawless attention to detail.
  • Strong management, coordination and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to manage teams in a multi-dimensional management structure across multiple regions.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Exceptional music knowledge.
  • Desire to contribute to the local music industry
  • Strong understanding of SEO, social media principles, basic HTML and digital content creation.
  • Experience in running communication campaigns using digital media.


If you are interested, send your CV to David Durbach at before or on 20 March 2016. Your application must include the following:

  • Short motivation
  • At least three music-related articles you have recently written (links are acceptable)

For more information about Music In Africa, go to


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