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Energize - Deputy Editor

Illovo, Sandton, South Africa

Job Type

Contract type


Full time


Mid level

About the Role

Job Description: Energize is seeking a dynamic individual to fill the role of Deputy Editor. This multifaceted position combines editorial oversight with the creation of high-quality technical news articles within the energy sector. The ideal candidate will have a background in journalism, with a specific focus on producing engaging and informative content related to energy production, renewable energy, emerging technologies, and industry trends. The Deputy Editor will play a pivotal role in shaping the publication's editorial direction while also contributing their expertise through original articles.


  1. Content Creation: Write original technical news articles within the energy sector, covering topics such as energy production, renewable energy, emerging technologies, and industry trends.

  2. Content Curation: Curate and commission additional articles from freelance and in-house writers, ensuring that content meets Energize's standards for accuracy, clarity, and relevance.

  3. Editorial Oversight: Oversee the editorial process, including editing articles, fact-checking, production and ensuring adherence to Energize's editorial guidelines and style standards.

  4. Collaboration: Work closely with writers, contributors, and other editorial team members to develop engaging content that resonates with Energize's audience.

  5. Research and Analysis: Stay informed about developments in the energy sector, conducting research and analysis to identify newsworthy topics and trends for coverage.

  6. Quality Assurance: Ensure that all content meets Energize's editorial standards and is published on schedule according to the publication's editorial calendar.

  7. Community Engagement: Engage with Energize's audience through networking, events, social media, and other channels, fostering a sense of community and encouraging discussion around energy-related topics.


  1. Background in Journalism: A bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field is preferred.

  2. Technical Expertise: Understanding of technical concepts related to energy production, renewable energy, and emerging technologies is preferred.

  3. Writing Skills: Exceptional writing skills, with the ability to communicate complex technical information in an accessible and engaging manner.

  4. Editing Skills: Strong editing skills, with an eye for detail and the ability to uphold editorial standards.

  5. Deadline-Oriented: Ability to work efficiently under tight deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  6. Team Player: Collaborative mindset with the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

  7. Industry Knowledge: Familiarity with the energy sector and a passion for staying informed about industry developments and trends.

  8. Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate with contributors, colleagues, and stakeholders.

Please include a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested in the position, and any work samples demonstrating your ability to produce high-quality technical news articles within the energy sector.

Note: This is a permanent position based in Illovo, Johannesburg. Some remote work is possible.

About the Company

Energize, a publication under the Now Media Group umbrella, is a leading source of technical news articles within the energy sector. With a focus on energy production, renewable energy, emerging technologies, and industry trends, Energize provides valuable insights to its audience of professionals and enthusiasts in the field.

Now Media Group, headquartered in Johannesburg, boasts over 70 years of experience in delivering niche content to trade audiences, making it a respected name in the business-to-business publishing industry.

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