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Yakuti Magazine

Job Title: Editor
Job Ref: 2019/A2/001
Yakuti is a faith-based magazine that seeks to inspire the African woman with wholesome content. We are seeking an all-purpose editor to assist in managing our growing, newsroom. In addition to feature editing, the editor would develop compelling articles that reflect the company’s culture, drive engagement, inspire, and inform.
We offer our employees:

·         An innovative and team-oriented work environment;
·         Flex-time, office choice in one of two locations, and online/work-at-home options;
·         A competitive salary;
·         Paid and ongoing training, where necessary, for self-improvement;
·         All benefits stipulated in the Employment Act.
The Editor’s role involves:
·         Assigning and editing articles across print and digital platforms;
·         Maintaining cordial relationships with the team and with suppliers, including freelancers;
·         Sourcing for interview subjects and issue content;
·         Conducting interviews and writing feature articles;
·         Facilitating regular brainstorm meetings with the team to drive content ideas;
·         Leading efforts, including research, recommendations and improvements, to refresh the magazine’s content;
·         Representing Yakuti Magazine at events as required;
·         Any related editorial duties.
The qualifying candidate:
·         Has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication(s), Journalism, or any other related field (highly preferred, but not mandatory);
·         Is fluent in at least British, but preferably also American English;
·         Has at least two years’ experience writing or editing regular content;
·         Is an exceptional writer and editor;
·         Can edit lengthy articles under strict deadlines for both web and print;
·         Understands print and online editorial conventions;
·         Is proficient in digital publications and content managing platforms, including SEO best practices and social media;
·         Has strong PC skills, including Word and Excel, with additional Mac skills preferred;
·         Is confident and has a sense of humor;
·         Can work well under pressure, meeting strict print and digital deadlines.
Supervision: This position receives direction from the Editor-In-Chief.

Job Title: Circulation Manager
Job Ref: 2019/B2A/001
Yakuti is a faith-based magazine that seeks to inspire the African woman with wholesome content. We are seeking a circulation manager to assist in getting the magazine to our desired audience as efficiently as possible.
We offer our employees:
·         An innovative and team-oriented work environment
·         Flex-time, office choice in one of two locations, and online/work-at-home options
·         A competitive salary
·         Paid and ongoing training, where necessary, for self-improvement
·         All benefits stipulated in the Employment Act
The Circulation Manager’s role includes:
·         Continued implementation and monitoring of current circulation plan;
·         Reviewing mailing and subscription lists;
·         Analyzing customer responses and subsequently adjusting circulation strategies;
·         Negotiating distribution terms with distributors;
·         Identifying potential subscriber, distributor and sales opportunities;
·         Providing timely responses to customer queries or swiftly referring customers to appropriate team members;

·         Creating promotional inserts to encourage subscription;
·         Performing field audits at designated distribution points;
·         Preparing weekly sales and field audit reports for management;
·         Supporting marketing initiatives, including promotion and email offers;
·         Assisting in circulation budget preparation and expense management activities for cost-effective efficiency;
·         Developing strategies to meet revenue goals;
·         Liaising with printers, as required, to ensure timely publication;
·         Working with domestic and overseas fulfillment services.
The qualifying candidate will possess:
·         A minimum of 5 years’ experience in circulation at an African publication;
·         A minimum of 5 years’ experience negotating contracts;
·         Strong PC skills, including Word and Excel;
The following skills are recommended for the Circulation Manager’s convenience and comfort:
·         A sense of humor;
·         The ability to innovate and self-start;
·         Outstanding interpersonal skills;
·         The ability to work under pressure;
·         Attention to detail.
Supervision: This position receives direction from the Publisher.

Job Title: Digital & Print Sales Officer II
Job Ref: 2019/B3/001
Yakuti is a faith-based magazine that seeks to inspire the African woman with wholesome content. In order to ensure we get our magazine out to as many women as possible, we are currently recruiting a Digital and Print Sales Officer (DiPS) II.
In addition to feature editing, the editor would develop compelling articles that reflect the company’s culture, drives engagement, inspires and informs.
We offer our employees:
·         An innovative and team-oriented work environment
·         Flex-time, office choice in one of two locations, and online/work-at-home options
·         A competitive salary
·         Paid and ongoing training, where necessary, for self-improvement
·         All benefits stipulated in the Employment Act
The DiPS Officer II role involves:
·         Reviewing and improving current advertising strategies;
·         Creating and establishing new advertising strategies to foster long-term relationships and drive revenue;
·         Managing and refreshing relationships with current and former advertising clients, respectively;
·         Meeting or exceeding revenue quotas and targets;
·         Developing advertising sales relationships with prospective advertising accounts in accordance with company policy;
·         Selling website, digital magazine and print magazine advertising space;
·         Identifying locations, industry events and trade shows attended by prospective clients, and performing in-person presentations at these locations/events/shows;
·         Communicating professionally, efficiently, and effectively with client accounts in a variety of settings, including on the telephone, through electronic communication and in-person;
·         Providing weekly sales reports and analyses for each assigned project.
The qualifying candidate:
·         Has a proven, successful, verifiable track record in advertising sales;
·         Has strong PC skills;
·         Is a proactive, confident, energetic self-starter;
·         Has a strong work ethic and can provide a high level of customer service;
·         Is well-organized and able to manage several relationships with clients;
·         Is ready and willing to be accountable at all times.
The following skills are recommended for the DiPS II’s convenience and comfort:
·         A sense of humor;
·         The ability to innovate;
·         Outstanding interpersonal skills;
·         Ability to work under pressure;
·         Attention to detail.
Special notes: This is a salaried position with uncapped commission
Apply latest April 25 by sending ONLY your CV, cover letter, and two stamped and signed recommendation letters to careers@yakutimag.com.
Please place job title and reference number in subject line.

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