Position:                      Sub Editor

Reporting to:                Managing Editor

Department:                 Magazine Division

Position type:               Fixed Term Contract (3 months)

Location:                      Parktown, Johannesburg


Tiso Blackstar is looking for an experienced sub-editor to join its magazine division, which publishes Business Day Wanted magazine, Sunday Times The Edit (Fashion, Man, and Living supplements), and Sowetan S Magazine. The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic team that works across multiple titles in a demanding, print-media environment.



  • Minimum three years of sub-editing experience in a print environment (preferably on magazines)
  • Proficiency in InDesign (from a copy perspective)
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Fact-checking skills
  • A flair for writing headlines and blurbs
  • Good knowledge of spelling and grammar
  • Understanding of style and tone
  • The ability to work across titles, and prioritise tasks accordingly
  • The ability to work quickly and accurately
  • Good interpersonal skills



  • Copy edit raw copy across titles
  • Liaise between the sub-editing department and the design department
  • Check names and other facts
  • Take a second look at copy on layout (cutting or tweaking copy to fit may be necessary)
  • Input changes from the proof reader
  • Write headlines and blurbs when required
  • Work with the editors of each magazine to ensure copy is in line with the unique look, feel, and voice of each title.
  • Copy edit raw copy for advertising tools (media kits and mailers)


Applications and CV’s should be addressed to email:


Closing date: 13 May 2019

Tiso Blackstar Group applies the principles of the Employment Equity Act and as such, preference will be given to candidates who will add to the diversity of our organization.    Kindly take note that if we do not respond to you in the next two months, you may regard your application as unsuccessful.