Africa investor (Ai) is offering an all-rounder editorial/marketing role for an eager individual looking to hone their talent through a mid-level position with a leading African publication/events/research company.

Ai needs a creative, dynamic and hard-working individual to oversee the company’s editorial/marketing/research department. The applicant must have zeal for the magazine industry with at least three years’ experience in the magazine/media industry and a degree/diploma in their respective field.

The candidate will need to be prepared for a high-pressure environment but the opportunity for growth is unmatched. No task is too big or too small for the candidate.

He/she should be available to start at Ai as soon as possible. Own transport to and from work essential.

Duties include:

  • Working with the CEO/Managing Editor and sales team to generate seminal content for Africa investor magazine and other Ai projects
  • Development, management and execution of the editorial strategies within all editorial content to increase readership and generate leads
  • Management of small editorial team, including designer and intern
  • Ensuring the production of optimal editorial and marketing content – must have an extremely fine eye for detail
  • Writing of articles, letters, blogs, newsletters, media posts, etc. in conjunction with the CEO/Managing Editor and sales team
  • Researching of editorial stories through internal and external sources
  • Management of the overall editorial production schedule
  • Commissioning and supervision of freelance contributors and ensuring that the allocated work is completed within the given time
  • Overseeing editorial budget and timely payment schedules
  • Management and execution of the entire editorial process standards and guidelines
  • Management of all web and social media platforms
  • Overseeing production of monthly newsletters and website content
  • Production and dissemination of marketing materials (press releases, e-flashes, etc.)
  • Liaising with key media and PR contacts to ensure maximum visibility of Ai products
  • Special ad hoc research projects
  • Some administrative duties



  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • Relevant experience (minimum three years in magazine publishing)

Key skills:

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Expert in organisational and management skills
  • Creative and confident
  • Expert research and accuracy skills
  • Expert computer operating skills
  • Expert in managing time and completing the allocated work within the given time frame
  • Ability to take quick decisions
  • Knowledge about internet marketing
  • Ability to work for long hours
  • Ability to work in pressurised situations
  • Ability to handle stress
  •  Punctuality and respect for deadlines
  •  Keen eye for detail
  •  Disciplined


  • Knowledge of printing processes
  • A passion for Africa

Company Description:

Africa investor is an investment and specialist communications firm advising governments, international organisations and businesses on strategies for capital market and foreign direct investments in Africa. Africa investor publishes Africa investor, the leading international newsstand magazine for Africa’s investment decision makers; maintains the Africa investor 40 Investors’ Index, hosts the Ai Institutional Investment Summit and Awards and the Africa investor Infrastructure Investment Summit and Awards, among other events.

Remuneration: Negotiable basic salary

Location: Johannesburg, Sandton

Education level: Degree

Job level: Mid-level

Own transport required: Yes

Send your documents to Davelyn Lidbetter: