Junior Editor

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Are you a hawk-eyed grammatical expert, with a penchant for academics?

Our editors support the Learning Design team with ongoing projects by providing quality assurance of all written content.


GetSmarter, premium providers of continuing education, is looking for a Junior Editor to be part of our team of almost 500 in-house rockstar employees and 180 industry experts who have successfully changed the lives of over 50,000 customers to date.

The main purpose of this position is to support the Learning Design team with ongoing projects by providing quality assurance of all written content. The Proofreader checks content to ensure that it is free of errors, engaging, and accessible to the intended readers of the text.

Key responsibilities:

  • Edit and proofread written and multimedia course material for correct use of grammar and spelling.
  • Edit documents for logic and accuracy, removing redundant or unnecessary copy.
  • Make substantive edits involving fact checking, and reviewing of formatting and layout to ensure consistency with the relevant style.
  • Assess the structure and flow of documents to ensure that they are written at a level that is appropriate for the intended audience.
  • Check documents for consistency of page numbers, figures, captions, tables, numbering, etc.
  • Assist with the maintenance of the in-house and university-specific style guides to ensure adherence to industry best practice.

Job requirements:

  • A university qualification in Linguistics, English, Journalism, or related experience
  • Preferably a talented young graduate looking to gain experience in online publishing, or a young working professional look to gain more experience
  • Experience in using Microsoft Word
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Thorough knowledge of grammar, syntax, spelling, and punctuation
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good organisation skills, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a pressured environment
  • Ability to adhere to project timelines
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work both independently and in a team environment

Job specific competencies:

  • Functional expertise
  • Dedication to quality and client service
  • Teamwork and partnership
  • Solving problems and getting results
  • Self-management

What you'll get from us:

  • A high growth company that is rapidly emerging as a leader in the South African Edtech space
  • Continuous training with opportunities for professional development
  • A deep commitment to fostering a great work-life balance
  • A huge support system
  • The opportunity to continue your own education: we pay for two continuing education GetSmarter short courses a year for every GetSmarter employee

Why It’s Great to Work at GetSmarter

GetSmarter offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our office is a social place. We believe that a community of motivated, healthy and happy employees is key to a thriving team. This is why we place huge importance on the culture at GetSmarter and creating an environment that brings out the best in our team.


GetSmarter offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Subsidised medical aid
  • Subsidised healthy meals and in-house canteen
  • Subsidised  in-house biokineticist
  • Free gym
  • Generous paid leave policies
  • Free enrolment in two GetSmarter-powered online short courses annually
  • Continuous professional development through our Sales Training Academy
  • A complimentary caffeine kick every morning and afternoon, made by our in-house barista
  • Fun theme days and spontaneous activities planned by our culture squad