proofreader (remote)
proofreader (remote)
Briefly News is one of the biggest news and entertainment platforms in South Africa. Briefly News is a partner of Genesis Media Emerging Markets company, a media holding operating in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana, with projects like Legit.ng, TUKO.co.ke and YEN.com.gh. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Proofreading and fixing at least 50 articles per day (approximately 20 000 words) during working hours;
  • Ensuring that the best editorial practices and company standards are being followed carefully;
  • Double-check that names, places and organisations are spelt 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;
  • Checking grammar and spelling in social leads and headlines in Facebook posts.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Flawless command of the English language is essential, including grammar, spelling, punctuation and semantics;
  • Independence and dedication as this is a home-based position;
  • Good communication skills;
  • This is a work-from-home position that will require a laptop or PC, as well as a reliable and stable internet connection. Cellphone data is not acceptable;
  • This is a full time position, Monday to Friday (8am to 5pm).

WHY JOIN US:

  • This is your chance to join a friendly and highly skilled team. 
  • Professional growth is guaranteed. 
  • You will receive monthly performance reviews and feedback from a copyeditor and managing editor, access to analytics and project KPIs.
  • Regular training sessions.
  • The salary on offer is $700 to $900 pm.
  • If you have not received any feedback within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.