Editorial Assistant Job Vacancy

Posted on :

23 Jul, 2015

Category :

Communications Jobs in South Africa

Directorate: Communication Services
SALARY : R227 802 per annum
CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a National Diploma or degree in Languages.
Relevant experience in editing, translation, proofreading and compilation of
publication material. Excellent language, editing and writing skills. Good
communication (written and verbal), report-writing, interpersonal and project
management skills. The ability to work under pressure, adhere to deadlines and
work independently and within a team. Computer literacy (MS Office software).

DUTIES : The incumbent will be responsible to edit, translate and proofread departmental
publication material. Provide documented information to the internal and external
public. Edit and rewrite original copy to improve readability. Liaise with client to
discuss the content and due dates. Proofread and conduct technical editing
according to the publication’s style, editorial policy and publishing requirements.
Condense and paraphrase information. Verify facts, dates and statistics, using
standard reference sources. Implement government language policies. Compile
publication materials and provide a service to clients. Collect inputs from the
various sources. Analyse and consolidate the information. Plan and execute tasks
based on client requirements. Translate departmental publication materials.
Analyse original material and determine the target language. Check translation for technical terms and terminology to ensure accuracy and consistency throughout
translation materials/documents.

ENQUIRIES : Ms L. Mofokeng, tel. (012) 319-7927

APPLICATIONS : Human Communication has been retained to handle all responses. Please
forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number, to PO Box 1305,
Rivonia 2128 or hand deliver at 3 Autumn Street, Rivonia, or you can apply online
at www.humanjobs.co.za Applications can also be submitted electronically to
Human Communications via e-mail: [email protected] or via fax: 086 609
2116 or hand delivered at any one of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and
Fisheries offices as indicated below (please place in the blue box marked for
applications). Enquiries: Chipo, tel. (011) 257-8012
Gauteng: Reception, Agriculture Place, 20 Steve Biko Street (formerly Beatrix Street),
Arcadia, Pretoria
KwaZulu-Natal: Reception (5th Floor), Old Mutual Building, 185 Langalibalele Street,
Limpopo: Reception (Ground Floor), Magistrates Building, 103 cnr Landdros and Munnik
Streets, Makhado
Mpumalanga: Reception (2nd Floor), Permanent Building, 27 Brown Street, Nelspruit
Eastern Cape: Reception (Ground Floor), Old SABC Building, 2 Hargreaves Avenue, King
William’s Town Reception (2nd Floor), PRD Building, Sutherland Street, Mthatha
Western Cape: Reception (Ground Floor), Foretrust Building, 3 Martin Hammerschlag Way,
Foreshore, Cape Town Reception (Support Building), Quarantine Station, Polkadraai Road,

CLOSING DATE : 31 July 2015

NOTE : Applications must be submitted on a Z83 Form, obtainable from any Public
Service department or on the internet at
http://www.daff.co.za/doaDev/doc/Z83.pdf which must be signed and dated (an
unsigned Z83 form will disqualify an application) and should be accompanied by a
recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as copies of all qualification(s)
(Matric certificate must also be attached) and ID document and driver’s licence
(where applicable). Non-RSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must
attach a copy of his/her Permanent Residence Permit to his/her application.
Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by
an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not
being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only.
If you have not been contacted within three (3) months of the closing date of this
advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Suitable
candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks (criminal record
check, citizenship verification, financial/asset record check, qualification/study
verification and previous employment verification). Successful candidates will also
be subjected to security clearance processes. Where applicable, candidates will
be subjected to a skills/knowledge test. Successful candidates will be appointed
on a probation period of twelve (12) months. The Department reserves the right
not to make appointment(s) to the advertised post(s). Applications submitted via
e-mail, fax or online must include the post title and reference number in the
subject line and a scanned, signed and dated Z83 form (a Z83 form without a
physical signature and dated will disqualify an application) together with all
relevant documents as indicated above. Persons with disability are encouraged to

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