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Multimedia Journalist

 Remuneration: cost-to-company
Location: Cape Town
Remote work: Only remote work
Education level: Diploma
Job level: Mid
Own transport required: Yes
Travel requirement: Often
Type: Permanent
Reference: #MMJ Tabletalk
Company: Independent Media Recruiter

Job description

  • Produce newsworthy stories that are well researched, accurate, balanced and well written and ready for publication across multiple editorial platforms.
  • Have excellent writing skills and the ability to write hard news, features and well as human interest stories.
  • Establish a strong network of contacts.
  • Use social media to drive readership.
  • Produce pictures, audio and or videos for the Tabletalk online platforms and those of its sister titles.
  • Use social media to break news and engage with online audience.
  • Generate ideas for unique story packages and community focus and reader engagement.
  • Manage a personal diary and initiate stories.
  • Meet the deadline demands of the title.
  • Any other function as and when required.

Requirements

  • Must have a tertiary qualification in journalism or equivalent.
  • 3 years proven journalistic experience, including writing and sub-editing in English, photography and layout.
  • Excellent command of English and sound understanding of the principles of sub-editing.
  • Must be familiar with the communities covered by the paper and have a wide range of contacts there.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with high level contacts.
  • Must be able to think creatively and be a self-starter who shows initiative and ability can independently.
  • Be highly flexible, sometimes having to working long, irregular hours, nightshift, weekends and public holidays.
  • The ability to work under pressure.

Closing date 20 May
Email application to vacanciescape@corporateservice.co.za

 

Multimedia Journalist

Remuneration: cost-to-company
Location: Cape Town
Remote work: Only remote work
Education level: Diploma
Job level: Mid
Own transport required: Yes
Travel requirement: Often
Type: Permanent
Reference: #MMJ Tabletalk
Company: Independent Media Recruiter

Job description

  • Produce newsworthy stories that are well researched, accurate, balanced and well written and ready for publication across multiple editorial platforms.
  • Have excellent writing skills and the ability to write hard news, features and well as human interest stories.
  • Establish a strong network of contacts.
  • Use social media to drive readership.
  • Produce pictures, audio and or videos for the Tabletalk online platforms and those of its sister titles.
  • Use social media to break news and engage with online audience.
  • Generate ideas for unique story packages and community focus and reader engagement.
  • Manage a personal diary and initiate stories.
  • Meet the deadline demands of the title.
  • Any other function as and when required.

Requirements

  • Must have a tertiary qualification in journalism or equivalent.
  • 3 years proven journalistic experience, including writing and sub-editing in English, photography and layout.
  • Excellent command of English and sound understanding of the principles of sub-editing.
  • Must be familiar with the communities covered by the paper and have a wide range of contacts there.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with high level contacts.
  • Must be able to think creatively and be a self-starter who shows initiative and ability can independently.
  • Be highly flexible, sometimes having to working long, irregular hours, nightshift, weekends and public holidays.
  • The ability to work under pressure.

Closing date 20 May

Email application to vacanciescape@corporateservice.co.za

 

 

Art Director / Designer

Remuneration: R20000 – R30000 per month negotiable depending on experience
Benefits: Company Pension Fund
Location: Cape Town, Muizenberg
Remote work: Some remote work allowed
Own transport required: Yes
Travel requirement: Occasional
Type: Permanent
Company: Wine-of-the-Month Club

Wine-of-the-Month Club, South Africa’s largest wine club—makes exploring new wines fun and easy—is on the hunt for a talented and enthusiastic Art Director / Designer with a big passion for wine, gin, design, photography, magazine layout and pretty product labels.

As the Art Director, you will be responsible to drive the creative visual style and brand of  Wine-of-the-Month Club and all our brands, across all design platforms including digital and print. You will be responsible for the full lifecycle of a project, from conception to completion.

As the Art Director, you will be responsible for:

  • Run the full production and design of the SA Connoisseur magazine.
  • Create adverts and advertorials inline with clients briefs for placement in SA Connoisseur magazine.
  • Product label concept and design for The Gin Box, The Ooh! Box, Coffee Club, WOMC wine brands as well as any new projects.
  • Photography and styling for the various subscription boxes as well as pack shots, lifestyle shots and product shots for digital and print.
  • Creative conceptualising across all brands by creating engaging content for digital and print.
  • Design of monthly brochures and packaging content.
  • Possess a great command of English in order to proof all copy for the magazine, brochures, e-newsletters etc across all the brands.
  • Create imagery and banners for all brand websites and social media sites.
  • Innovative and have a natural inquisitive nature to always be on the lookout for new ideas across different design areas within the company, whether it be for social, magazine or new products and share with the relevant team members.
  • Work on new packaging ideas across our various brands.
  • Develop deadlines and timelines for new and existing design projects across all brands.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • A great attitude and smiles all day!
  • Communicates well and builds relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Experience within the graphic design and digital industry
  • Have a strong visual and design sense with at least 3 years experience in a similar role
  • A strong understanding of print production and its process
  • Have the ability to manage multiple projects and workflow simultaneously
  • A keen eye for beautiful typography and attention to detail
  • A love for magazine design and layout
  • Photography & styling experience
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to conceptualise and execute creative and innovative ideas
  • Have the ability to influence and communicate effectively with people at all levels, internally and externally
  • Proven experience in CS (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)

Preference will be given to candidates with photography, magazine layout design, label development and wine brands experience. Someone that can work unsupervised, project manage their workload and see a project from concept to completion. This is a highly deadline driven position so keeping to a schedule is imperative.

Based in Muizenberg, you’ll be an integral member of the Wine-of-the-Month Club team, working on this exciting brand, in a fun and fast paced work environment.

To apply for this role, please submit your CV, cover letter (incl salary expectations and notice period) and a portfolio of previous work (PDF or URL link) to taryn@wineofthemonth.co.za

(Applications without a portfolio will unfortunately not be considered. If you have not heard from us within two weeks, please consider your application as unsuccessful.)

Our Brands:
Wine-of-the-Month Club (https://www.wineofthemonth.co.za/   /   https://www.instagram.com/wineofthemonth/)
SA Connoisseur magazine (https://issuu.com/wineofthemonth)
The Ooh! Box (https://www.theoohbox.co.za/   /   https://www.instagram.com/theoohbox/)
The Gin Box (https://theginbox.co.za/  /   https://www.instagram.com/theginboxsa/)
Wine Tonight? stores (https://www.winetonight.co.za/)
Bottleshop (https://www.bottleshop.co.za/)

Closing date 1 Jul
Email application to Taryn Breetzke at taryn@wineofthemonth.co.za

 

 

Copywriter

Remuneration: R30000 – R45000 per month cost-to-company
Location: Johannesburg, Cape Town
Remote work: Some remote work allowed
Education level: Diploma
Job level: Mid
Type: Contract
Company: TOA Global

Job description

A global company with head offices in Australia, the Philippines and the US, we are currently recruiting for a copywriter to sit within our South African department to write, edit and coordinate all written content pieces across our TOA Global and Ab2 Institute of Accounting businesses.

Role specifics
Be the brand custodian and copy lead for the brand across collateral such as (but not limited to) website; social media; and client, marketing and partner communications.

  • Understand and represent the business tone and marketing needs on all content pieces.
  • Execute the launch of new business features through compelling content which could include user guides, blog posts, video and email marketing.
  • Add value to the overall content strategy across all customer-facing business elements: from owned to earned media, maximising on the nuance and nature of each platform.
  • Be just as comfortable writing educational longer-form (succinct) copy as punching out snappy, one-liners and teasers.
  • Work intrinsically with our full marketing and partnership teams, adding value and contributing to continual process improvement and working towards KPIs (Key Performance Indicators).
  • Stay abreast of content marketing best practices and work with the marketing function to explore new opportunities to broaden our content offering according to latest developments and company needs.
  • Collaborate across teams to help drive product adoption through new initiatives and communication channels.
  • Work collaboratively across the entire business to deliver content focused on serving the customer best and driving growth and engagement.
  • Be willing to work shifted 5am-1pm work hours due to the international nature of the company.

Requirements

  • Tertiary qualification
  • Five+ years of copywriting experience
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Experience working in a high-growth, performance-focused environment
  • Collaborative, team-first attitude, and drive to add value
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and a positive attitude towards challenges and openness to learning

Company Description

TOA Global enables accounting firms to scale efficiently by delivering leading advice and highly skilled professionals based offshore.
We hire, upskill and manage resources, so companies can focus on responsiveness, servicing demand and growing their business, especially in a highly competitive market for talent.
TOA Global has over 635 clients globally and collectively over 2,058 team members working for them.

Closing date 5 Jul
Email application to Bronwyn Barlow at bronwyn.barlow@toaglobal.com

 

 

 

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