Live Mag SA in Advantage Magazine

South Africa’s advertising trade publication, Advantage, this month featured a focus on how to reach a youth market, with a page dedicated to how Live Mag SA connects brands to a youth audience in a credible way…

Wanted: Sales and marketing manager for Live Mag SA

An exciting new marketing and advertising sales role working on a new magazine title that is taking South Africa by storm.

Originally from the UK, Live Magazine is a new SA-wide youth magazine title that launched across the country in mid-November.

We are now looking for a marketing and advertising professional to develop, follow-up and close advertising leads, create and grow partnerships with brands, come up with creative brand solutions… as well as mentoring a young team of marketing interns.

Working with the MD and Project Director, you’d be responsible for developing leads, building relationships with relevant brands and making/ closing deals for display ads and co-created editorial.

You’ll need to be dynamic, ambitious, persistent, with a thick skin, proven sales experience, a good sense of humour and ability to pick up the phone and make things happen. A good knowledge of the youth sector and thick address book will be a huge advantage. A burning passion to make the world a better place by using your professional skills would also help…



Live Magazine SA is a quarterly publication originally from London: a glossy youth magazine featuring an inspirational mix of gritty youth culture and information, advice, career guidance and things to do for a mainstream urban youth audience.

The twist: everything in the magazine is produced by young people themselves, from the commissioning and editing, to the design, layout and distribution. Its mission: to give life-changing skills development and employability training for its participants, and to educate tens of thousands of young readers with an inspiring, engaging and entertaining mix of arts, culture, sports and fashion mixed with hard-hitting youth issues and crucial information and guidance for young people.

Seed funded by the Shuttleworth Foundation, Live Magazine’s first edition hit the streets in mid-November – giving opportunities to a core team of dedicated young people from less privileged backgrounds to take ownership of their own publication, and provide relevant and credible youth content for hundreds of thousands of young South African readers.


Salary based on experience.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to gavin (at) livityafrica (dot) com