Copywriter/Editor

Website Media 365 Limited

Media 365 is an award-winning creative consultancy

COPYWRITER/EDITOR (Part-time Consultancy/ Remote or In-person)

Media 365 is seeking a detail-oriented wordsmith and creative copywriter to write and edit clear and concise copy for advertisements, websites and publications, including the bi-monthly SKY Girls Zed magazine. The copywriter/ editor is responsible for researching, writing and/ or assisting with editorial development and content management of printed and online marketing communications for both internal and external clients. The copywriter/editor will create engaging and impactful content. If you are a team-oriented creative who loves to write and edit, we’d love to hear from you!

About Media 365
Media 365 is an award-winning creative consultancy focused on creating brands, campaigns, products, services, experiences, and spaces that people love -through insights, strategy and content.
Established in Lusaka in 2008, we work with local and global clients in the public, private and non-profit sectors. We are change-makers who want to transform the African narrative and create a better life for Africans through innovation and creativity.

About The Job
Joining Media 365 means you’ll be joining our team where passionate researchers, strategists and creatives learn, develop, and grow. Work ethic is key to success in working with us.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Edits, researchers, proofreads, writers and/or assists with editorial development of printed and online marketing communications including SKY Girls Zed magazine, blog posts, website content, scripts, newsletters, email campaigns, and other components as required
  • Writes, edits, proofreads and assists with online content development and advises on usability issues
  • Researchers materials for industry-related news, events and trends
  • Maintains brand-consistent language and design style standards in all published materials and helps maintain brand style guidelines
  • Collaborate with graphic designers and create visually attractive pieces of content
  • Assists other departments in writing, editing, researching, interviewing and proofreading as required
  • Reviews copy scheduled for publication for accuracy
  • Any other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Degree in mass communications, journalism, marketing, English or a related field
  • Outstanding writing/ editing skills
  • At least four years demonstrated experience with proofreading and editing
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good time-management skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Critical thinker and problem solver
  • Excellent research skills
  • Ability to mentor junior writers
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to work beyond normal business hours and travel as required
  • Affinity with Media 365 values

Desirable

  • Passionate about projects targeting girls and young women
  • Proficient in Google Suite
  • Previous experience managing photoshoots for publications

Why Work at Media 365?

  • Exciting and interesting projects
  • Fast-paced, agile team great for growth-oriented individuals
  • Competitive fees
  • Work from home (available as needed)
  • Communication allowance
  • Professional and career development through our global network
  • Collegial and social work environment
  • Contributory lunch scheme (from our in-house catering team)

Work-Life Balance (for Full-time staff)
Work-life balance at Media 365 is in line with consulting norms, meaning your work hours will be dictated by the phase and requirements of the project assigned to you.
In weeks with close deadlines, we work longer hours (reasonably to expect a 60-hour work week). In weeks with no immediate major deadlines, 40-hour work weeks are the norm.

You are not joining Media 365 for a standard 8-5 job. You’re joining for interesting projects and the career learning and development that being part of our exclusive team develop.
Interested candidates who meet the criteria are encouraged to apply by completing the application form here

Applications are accepted until the position is filled. Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you!

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