wanted publishing assistant (Position Filled)
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wanted publishing assistant (Position Filled)

Are you:

 a young black jozi-based somebody who loves writing, literary tings, all things books, wants to work in the publishing or tv industries, is fresh outta varsity or has been outta high school for some years now, can drive, is social media savvy, knows their way around a computer, likes tech, learns fast, has strong opinions, a potential human swiss knife who is open to journey with a regular shmegular beastmoding human swiss knife…

This is how I describe the individual I’d like to assist me in my publishing and writing business. I’m looking to hire a Personal assistant to assist me in various aspects of the business including:

  • admin
  • notetaking
  • social media
  • writing
  • managing blogs
  • communication with authors, printers, queries
  • proofreading
  • manage the slush pile
  • project manage some of the publications
  • research

This is an entry-level position suitable for someone who wants a career in publishing, primarily, and/or writing television, who is studying literature, languages, publishing, writes well, writes often. I’m not looking for someone in between careers, studying an unrelated discipline. If you can travel to Johannesburg for work, then great, but living in Jozi and the surrounds will enable us to be flexible.

If you understand Decolonising The Book, Moving the Centre, I Write What I Like, Intersectionality, Affirm Afrika, then please email me. If you don’t, please don’t.

Submit:

  • CV – with all relevant info including references

The position is available immediately. Salary to be determined based on experience.

10 JUNE 2016 UPDATE: THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THIS POSITION AND TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SHARED THIS POST. THE FORM HAS BEEN SUSPENDED TO GIVE ME TIME TO INTERVIEW THOSE CANDIDATE WHO HAVE APPLIED. ~ZA.

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4 thoughts on “wanted publishing assistant (Position Filled)

  1. I tried to upload my CV but I fail, I keep pressing button upload file but it don’t allow me

    1. hey Lindokuhle, replied to you via email, last night… haven’t received your CV, though.

  2. Absolutely fantastic job spec. I’m fifty years old and white, and would love to do it. I wish the new incumbent all the best with this wonderful opportunity.

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