Sports proofreader (remote)
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 (9am to 6pm);
  • Expertise in the local and world sports industry would be an advantage.

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 $800pm (at present, about R11 000 to R12 5001).
  • If you have not received any feedback within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.
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. 

Sports Brief is a brand new sports website. The news outlet will serve fans with amazing football, basketball, athletics, rugby, cricket, boxing and other sports stories from around Africa and across the world. The team aims to become the most popular sports news website in Africa in the next three years.