The Caxton Magazines Creative Studio is looking for an intern copywriter who will create content for the commercial division: advertising, digital, Insights and marketing. This is a six-month contract position, paying R5000 a month. Will suit a new graduate looking for experience.


  • NQF Level 5, Tertiary Education in Journalism, diploma in copywriting¬† or writing experience
  • An excellent command of the English language
  • Ability to write in Afrikaans an advantage

Key job competencies required

  • A love for writing and creating fantastic headlines, blurbs, editorial and eye-catching adverts
  • Ability to come up with fantastic ideas for different clients and in-house activations or campaigns and follow them through to the end of the campaign
  • Able to write across different titles, brands and genres
  • A sound knowledge of relevant computer software such as Microsoft Word
  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign is advantageous
  • Ability to work fast and accurately
  • Managing multiple projects to ensure all elements are running smoothly and to deadline, while ensuring excellent communications between sales, digital, studio and magazine brand
  • Check copy for readability and style, ensuring campaign consistency
  • May carry out research and confirm sources for writers and verify facts
  • Ensure copy and layout work well together and that all copy is in line with client strategy and requirements
  • Prepare copy for print and assist with changes
  • Ability to work according to format
  • Proofread and edit to ensure copy is on tone, on strategy and adheres to editorial, social media and digital content best practice.
  • Reading and researching to keep up with the latest thinking and trends in magazine brands
  • Writing scripts for video and radio as part of print and digital campaigns

Personal Attributes

Creative, ideas-driven person

A team player

Deadline driven and deals with pressure

Exceptional communication and organisational skills

A sharp eye for detail

Adherence to strict deadlines

Please email your CV to, by 10 September 2015