I'm hiring! Digital Communications Intern
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: While this job is highly focused on social media and all-round digital communications, this position is at a small company and therefore requires an individual who is multifaceted, willing to learn new skills and is willing to get their hands dirty.
THESE THINGS MATTER:
Must have a passion for social justice and making a difference in the world.
Should be naturally drawn towards social media, content creation and digital in general. An existing love for these things is non-negotiable.
Must have an intuition about trends, popular culture, societal interests and South African culture.
I’m looking for someone who values growth and learning. Who has a hunger for becoming a better version of themselves every day.
Forward and open thinker. Willing to challenge the status quo and can stand up for their beliefs, values and opinions – in a healthy and respectful way.
Must have strong writing skills.
A passion for art, and the creative industry will benefit you, but is not necessary.
Loyalty, passion, drive and instinct will serve you well.
Must be Cape Town based.
Should be self-accountable.
YOU’LL BE WORKING ON:
Coming up with ideas for campaigns, social media posts, marketing activities, events etc.
Maintaining databases & cloud storage of videos, photos, documents etc – all of which will help with your work.
Research – a lot of it.
Visit client offices and various locations to take photos and videos on your phone.
Work directly with clients, 3rd party service providers and others.
Writing – all kinds and a lot of it. Social Media posts, blogs, newsletters, articles, reports etc.
Checking and reporting on daily trends and news.
Write briefs, memos, meeting notes etc.
Maintain and manage ClickUp – our inhouse project management tool
Putting together content calendars
Community Management – responding to comments, DMs etc.
Posting online content
Script writing for short videos
Liaising with traditional media and journalists
WILL WORK IN YOUR FAVOUR BUT NOT NECESSARY:
Speaking and writing South African languages other than English and Afrikaans.
Having your own smartphone and laptop.
Having a car. This is not important, but you must be willing to travel around Cape Town with public transport or Uber as you will often have to visit clients, locations etc.
You will learn A LOT about entrepreneurship and running a business.
You will build strong, meaningful connections with my network of really powerful and impactful individuals and organisations.
I will care about you, mentor you, help you find your own path and encourage you to do what you love.
This is a full-time position that requires a lot of dedication but I’m super flexible and don’t watch the clock. As long as you’re around when you need to be, and you get your work done, we’ll be cool.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE JOB:
It’s hard work. I will push you.
A lot of our work is in the social justice and development space.
While experience & education in this space will help you (especially when it comes to writing), this job has no minimum educational or experience requirements, however, I will need to see proof of your work and you need to be able to demonstrate your understanding of the industry. Personal brands, blogs, your own pages etc can count towards this.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the above, don’t worry about experience, I will lead most projects, give clear instruction and will train you where necessary.
Our organisation is growing and I would ideally like to work with someone who I can train up and mentor to manage departments when I’m not around. We think long term, and the bigger picture is always important.
Salary range: R5000 – R8 000 depending on the person, level of experience and other factors.
Three-month probation with a one-year contract following that.
Looking for someone to start immediately.
Send your CV and / or portfolio to email@example.com
A motivational video / email / letter / voice note etc of why you think you’re right for this job – impress me. Think outside the box.
Your social media handles or handles of accounts you’ve work on in the past.