Social Media & Online Writer (477 views)

Social Media and Online Writer


Location: Randburg, JHB

Salary: R12k – R18k per month


About the Role:

The successful candidate will be preparing content for online platforms for the corporate audience. The ideal candidate needs to have knowledge 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 local shows and must be prepared to work flexible hours and have a passionate learning attitude.


3 years online and social media publishing experience

Qualification and experience in journalism and / or online media publishing

Skilled in running online and social campaigns

Excellent command of the English language – verbal and written

Candidate must be prepared to work flexible hours, after 17:00 and weekends

Own transport an advantage

Computer literate – experience with Apple Mac

MS Office software skills – Excel, Powerpoint presentations

Photoshop advantageous

Experienced in online and social media platforms and publishing in a professional environment – Websites, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Google Plus, Vine

Familiar with South African and international mainstream television entertainment

Able to cover events doing live social media engagement from the event



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

Coordinating and sourcing content for the social and website platforms

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


Salary: R15 - 20 000