Junior-Mid Digital Online and Social Writer - Randburg Verfied

Salary Negotiable Randburg, Gauteng Randburg, Gauteng more than 14 days ago 19-05-2022 11:50:06 AM
My client, a media production company, is looking to fill the position of a Digital Online and Social Writer, fully bilingual in Afrikaans and English. The successful candidate will be given the task of preparing content for online platforms, for an Afrikaans audience. The ideal candidate needs to have experience of website content publishing and have a broad understanding of social media platforms. The candidate must also have a key interest and understanding of South African and International mainstream television, especially kykNET, Via and Afrikaans programming in general and must be prepared to work flexible hours and have a passionate learning attitude.

Please Note:
• The position advertised is for a junior to mid-level candidate on an annual contract basis
• The position requires 2 – 3 years’ online and social media publishing or brand experience (to be verified)
• Successful candidates will be contacted for a follow-up interview
• Candidate must be prepared to work flexible hours, after 17:00 and weekends
• Own transport an advantage

Responsibilities:
• Write engaging copy demonstrating the ability to translate broadcast events into news and feature articles
• Write various content types such as website copy, articles, headlines, image captions, video abstracts etc.
• Maintain and create original content for website and online platforms
• Upload, publish and promote content on the online and social platforms
• Researching, interviewing, and sourcing information and news stories
• Working with video team on content for online and social platforms, required to attend shoots where necessary
• Be able to put together a social media plan/calendar and follow the plan
• Coordinating and sourcing content
• Reporting and analysis of stats and trends
• Keep up to date with the latest social media trends and practices
• Enhancing online and social media strategies and implementation
• Cross-platform publishing with various CMS’s
• Management of social communities
• Required to be available for shifts including evening or weekends, project dependent

Minimum Requirements:
• Candidate should be able to speak, write and publish in Afrikaans (communication in English is necessary)
• Qualification and experience in journalism and / or online media publishing required
• Needs to be familiar with Afrikaans South African and international mainstream television entertainment
• Skilled in running online and social campaigns
• Needs to be familiar with online and social media tools and platforms and publishing in a professional environment (i.e. websites, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Tik Tok, etc.)
• Needs to be computer literate (experience with Apple Mac), and have moderate MS Office software skills (i.e. Excel, PowerPoint presentations)
• Experience with image editing software an advantage
• Experience with website content management tools required
• Experience / training in the television broadcast environment an advantage
• Able to cover events doing live social media engagement from the event.
• Must pay attention to detail, be able to work under pressure, be pragmatic, disciplined, driven, solutions-orientated and have a passionate learning attitude
• Teamwork and communication will be vital for the success achieved in this position
• Must understand urgency and meet extremely tight deadlines