Copy Editor

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Sports Brief is a new African sports website. Sports Brief is a partner of LEGIT company, a media holding operating in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana, with projects like,, and


The services you will provide:

  • Proofreading and fixing at least 60 articles per day (approximately 20,000 words) during working hours. Proofreading and fixing at least 60 social leads/captions across our Facebook pages.
  • Ensuring that the best editorial practices and company standards are being followed carefully.
  • Double-check that names, places, and organizations are spelled properly and that facts, dates, and statistics are accurate.
  • Suggest changes to enhance articles’ readability, conciseness, and style, sending writers an explanation of a mistake.
  • Check illustrations and captions are correct. Ensure all the visuals in the article are chosen according to the guide.
  • Checking grammar and spelling in social leads and headlines in Facebook posts.
  • Provide daily quality reviews to each of the editors you’ll work with.


  • A qualification in journalism and previous writing experience.
  • A good understanding of South African and International sporting news;
  • Independence and dedication as this is a home-based position.
  • A good laptop/PC (at least Intel 3).
  • Good, reliable internet connection (uncapped, with a line-speed of at least 4MBps).

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