Website Editor

South Africa
Nov 23, 2017
Dec 08, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Department Communication and Brand Management Website Editor (post level 12)

Job ID: 2153


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Act as editor of the University of the Free State’s website.
  • Act as gate-keeper for the quality of the content on the UFS website.
  • Plan, write and upload content for pages of the website by agreed deadlines.
  • Update and publish the official timetable and calendar on the website.
  • Update and publish photos on the landing pages of designated website pages.
  • Upload and publish designated printed publications on the website.
  • Upload, publish and maintain the photo galleries on designated website pages.
  • Participate in the department's Newsdesk by sourcing and writing articles about the university with regard to the website and other communication platforms of the University of the Free State.
  • Source and write general articles about dedicated and assigned topics for other communication platforms of the University of the Free State.
  • Act as back-up on other communication platforms in the Unit for Social Media and Website Content, should the need arise.
  • Perform general administrative office duties as delegated, including report-writing.
  • Inherent requirements:

    • Relevant diploma or post-school qualification in Journalism or Media.
    • Two (2) years' relevant experience.

    Required competencies:

    • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to function with ease in the University's richly diverse working environment.
    • Excellent writing skills.
    • Knowledge of and experience in Adobe Photoshop or GIMP.
    • Computer skills in MS Word and PowerPoint.
    • Able to use a camera to take photos as referred in the duties and responsibilities.
    • Photo-editing skills (still and video cameras).
    • Problem-solving skills.
    • Creative and innovative thinking in a news-sourcing environment.
    • Presentation skills.
    • Ability to take initiative.
    • Ability to prioritise.



    • Two (2) years' relevant experience in producing website content.
    • Experience in working with a website-content management system.


    Assumption of duties:
    As soon as possible.


    Closing date:

    08 December 2017


    The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 3687/9161.


    Fringe benefits:

    (Subject to specific conditions): pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus and study benefits.


    The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department/division.


    Applications may only be submitted online.


    Applications that are incomplete, or sent by fax or e-mail, will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.


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