Black Letter Media is a full service print and digital publishing company which focuses on publishing new African storytellers who have a unique, powerful and alternative vision of Africa is looking to hire a Publisher.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for every part of the daily publishing operations, from selecting manuscripts to managing the finances.
  • Representing the company at media or industry events.
  • Approve project acquisitions with Director, monitor spending, and assign job titles.
  • Oversee the editorial and production as well as at the promotion and sales/distribution of online, print and digital productions (work with Poetry Potion Editor who is responsible for Poetry Potion online & print) – also includes the blogs.
  • Reads, proofs and/or supervises the proofreading of materials

Experience and Education

  • 2-3 years publishing experience
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Publishing, Literature, Business, Journalism, Communication or equivalent experience in publishing environment

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

  • Project management abilities, a strong head for business and a knowledge of the literary and publishing industries.
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
  • Knowledge and skill in language required for editing and proofing of written material.
  • Knowledge of publication technology, policies and procedures.
  • Skill in organizing work and meeting deadlines.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.

Closing date: 21 June 2017.

Market related salary.

Please email your application to: [email protected]

 Only candidates who meet the above requirements should apply. A portfolio might be required. If you have not heard from us in 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.