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 (www.musicinafrica.net), 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.

Requirements

  • 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.

Contact

If you are interested, send your CV to David Durbach at dave@musicinafrica.net 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 www.musicinafrica.net

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