Content and Communications Manager (447 views)

Cape Town, South Africa
Jun 19, 2019

South Africa is currently wasting the potential of a generation of young people. It’s time to shift gears.
Youth Capital ( aims to become a dynamic national campaign; driving solutions for youth employment by fusing together young people’s perspectives and rich evidence into a powerful agenda of action. While the campaign is grounded in an engaged young constituency, it must land with a diverse set of stakeholders to gain traction.
Currently incubated by the DG Murray Trust (, Youth Capital is looking for a dynamic individual to join the team as a Content and Communications Manager.
The ideal candidate must be able to conceptualise and execute a clear communications strategy driving campaign objectives through diverse platforms such as digital, print and audio-visual media. Given the nature of the work, the Communications and Content Manager must be comfortable working with technical and data-heavy information, and have the necessary skills to transform it into accessible and interesting communications products for a variety of channels and audiences.
Key responsibilities will include:
• Designing and managing the overall communications strategy for Youth Capital – including the strategy to communicate with the young constituency as well as stakeholders in the policy, public, and civil society sectors.
• Designing the overall strategy on how to engage with and build a network of young people.
• Working with the Project Lead and Network Mobiliser to develop products, including:
• Concept notes, policy and legislative commentary, an annual State of Youth publication and newsletters;
• Working with the Project Lead and Network Mobiliser to create content for public and social media channels, including:
• Op-eds, blog posts and articles; and
• Tweets, Facebook posts, Instagram posts;

 A relevant degree or diploma – such as one in journalism, political studies or anthropology.  Outstanding English writing and verbal communication skills; as well as copy editing, proofreading and copywriting skills.

 At least 3 years of relevant experience in a Communications Strategy Management and/or Content Creation role.

 Excellent time management skills and an ability to self-manage and work towards deadlines.

 An extremely good eye for detail.

 Proven experience as a strong writer and the ability to work across media platforms.
 Skills in interpreting data, framing and presenting arguments.
 The ability to apply research insights and knowledge of behaviour change and communication theory to a practical implementation plan.

 Passion for advocacy work in the social sector.

 An affinity for youth development.
 Knowledge of the South African media landscape would be an advantage.

Please note this is a one year full time contract position.

Salary: Negotiable