Copy and Content Editor: SA SURE Plus Project

Health Systems Trust
Closing Date: 
3 March 2017

Health Systems Strengtheing Unit (HSS)

Copy and Content Editor

SA SURE Plus Project


Health Systems Trust wishes to appoint a Copy and Content Editor, based in our Westville or Midrand office, to provide editing and writing services to the SA SURE Plus Project.


This is a fixed-term contract position, renewable based on availability of funding.



  • To review and edit all SA SURE Plus publications, reports and other electronic and hard copy information.
  • To assemble information and craft appropriate narrative accounts to capture the essence of the project’s work.
  • To ensure all project texts due for publication are well written, grammatically correct and adhere to HST’s conventions of form and style.
  • To support the building of writing capacity within the project.



Qualification and experience

A postgraduate degree in journalism, communication studies, language studies, public health or equivalent
  • Three years’ editorial experience, including feature technical writing and analysis.
  • Editing experience in the health and/or NGO fields will be an advantage.




  • Excellent writing and editing and proofreading skills
  • Ability to understand complex subjects and explain them clearly to different types of readers and audiences
  • Ability to prioritise and work on several diverse publications/projects simultaneously, utilising time management and project process skills for planning, co-ordination, evaluation and reporting
  • Proficient computer literacy, covering MS Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint), Internet, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Ability to work in a busy environment, liaising with people at all levels, internally and externally.


Personal attributes

  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to guide others and to provide and receive constructive criticism
  • Ability to cope with pressure and setbacks
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team
  • Strong work ethic, with a commitment to meeting work objectives within tight
  • deadlines



A salary package commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications and in line with HST’s Job Grading System will be offered.



Interested applicants should forward a detailed CV, stating the position applied for, together with the names and contact details (telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three contactable referees, to


  • Shortlisted candidates will be requested to submit certified copies of all qualifications  and identitydocuments.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • E-mail users are requested to set the delivery option of their message on both “Return Receipt” and “Confirm Delivery”.
  • Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates.
  • All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to reference and credential checks.
  • If you have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.
  • HST reserves the right to not fill this position.






People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.