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Digital Copywriter

Remuneration: negotiable Negotiable depending on experience
Benefits: Pension and medical aid contributions
Location: Johannesburg, Selcourt, Springs
Education level: Degree
Job level: Mid/Senior
Own transport required: Yes
Travel requirement: Occasional
Type: Permanent
Reference: #DigitalContentCreato
Company: Badger Holdings

Job description

Badger Holdings is looking for an experienced digital and social media content creator/community manager to join our dynamic team.  The successful applicant will be an energetic individual with a flair for words and is tech-obsessed. You would need a passion for the digital and social media landscape with at least 3-5 years of experience and track record in the social media environment.

Key responsibilities

  • To manage all the brands within our group’s social media channels across all social media platforms and/or websites that support the values and brand awareness
  • To continuously engage and analyse across all of the social media channels to achieve the business and brand objectives
  • Be part of planning, creating and scheduling of the social media strategies across channels
  • Create content (copy) for channels
  • Be able to check, monitor and report on distribution, responses and stats of  monthly content across the channels
  • Contribute useful insight towards improving various social media metrics
  • Identify areas or opportunities to improve and grow the brand social media platforms through continuously learning and knowledge sharing
  • Maintaining a specific tone and style online, appropriate to the brands
  • Recognise, evaluate and implement new social media developments, trends and identify new opportunities
  • Identifying new platforms where we can capitalise growth
  • Attend brand activations, status meetings, workshops and events as and when required
  • Actively engage in the agency’s work environment and deliver high-quality work
  • Regularly report on social media platform metrics along with recommendations


The successful candidate must have/be:

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in social media marketing
  • Ability to work both individually and as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiastic with a passion for all things social
  • Excellent grasp and flair for English
  • Thorough understanding of Facebook advertising suite and all social media platforms
  • Basic understanding of SEO and email marketing software will be advantageous
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure
  • Deliver on the distribution results and outcome of the campaign
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong editorial writing skills, impeccable spelling and grammar
  • Very high attention to detail
  • A passion for social media knowledge and best practices on platforms
  • Tertiary qualification (degree/diploma/certificate) in advertising/copywriting/social media
  • A creative portfolio

Personal Skills/Attributes

  • A disciplined hunger for greatness
  • Self-starter with strong organisational and time management skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Results and deadline driven, as well as a team player
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Ability to clearly understand briefs
  • Good communication skills.
  • Must be a resourceful person able to find elegant solutions in an environment where new challenges often arise
  • When confronted with a required outcome, you easily see alternative possible options for achieving the desired result and most often select the best route, advising and making alternative suggestions where these will produce a better long-term outcome
  • Ability to work well under pressure, with tight deadlines, high-quality production output standards and demands

Posted on 29 Sep 17:06
Apply by email: shineen@badgerins.co.za


Copywriter/Content Strategist

Remuneration: R15000 – R25000 per month Basic salary
Location: Cape Town
Type: Permanent
Reference: #1098
Company: Recruit Digital

My client is looking for a highly talented copywriter and content strategist to join their team in Cape Town. Your role will be to write, produce, create, curate and strategise content across multiple digital platforms.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in communications or copywriting
  • Two to three years of industry experience, include a portfolio of past work in your application


  • Write and produce content for all marketing communications including emails, social media, printed collateral, press releases, etc.
  • Create engaging and shareable content appropriate for each social media platform to promote their brand and grow their community
  • Monitor the web and social media and engage in discussions about their company, competitors, and industry
  • Work with the marketing team to create content that educates and entertains the audience and supports marketing goals
  • Participate in setting marketing plans and strategy
  • Generate new ideas to ensure brand and commercial success


  • Ability to translate a creative concept into a clear content plan
  • Must be comfortable with writing in various styles and for multiple formats
  • Active and well-rounded personal presence in social media, with an understanding of each platform and the best practices
  • Detail orientated
  • Excellent proofreader
  • Takes initiative and works well independently
  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • An enthusiasm for being a part of a fast-paced start-up environment
  • Blogging and ad agency experience advantageous

Posted on 29 Sep 10:05

Apply by email to Amy Molony on amy.814C2CE68.0@applythis.net


Features Editor

Remuneration: Negotiable depending on experience
Location: Cape Town, Gardens
Education level: Degree
Job level: Mid/Senior
Own transport required: Yes
Travel requirement: Occasional
Type: Permanent
Reference: #Features Editor
Company: Hunter House Publishing

Job description

Child magazine is looking for a features editor who will be responsible for: compiling our print and online features list, commissioning and editing all articles and resources, organising and running print and online editorial meetings, mentoring in-house writers, building relationships with freelance writers, researching and writing articles as well as editing and proofreading copy. You will also collaborate with the website team, ensuring its content is in keeping with the tone and quality of the magazine. Ideally, this position will suit a parent who is passionate about making the lives of other parents easier – through top-quality articles, practical trustworthy advice and reliable resources.

Company Description

South Africa’s largest parenting magazine


You will need to be/have:

  • An amazing writer
  • An InDesign wiz
  • A record of never missing a deadline
  • Passionate about parenting
  • Someone with young children
  • A digital dab hand
  • A social media fundi
  • A real interest in finding family fun in the city

Please submit a sample of your writing, applications without this will not be considered.

Posted on 29 Sep 12:50

Apply by email to Lisa Mc Namara on recruitment@childmag.co.za


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