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SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN

Duration: 6 Months
Remuneration: Monthly stipend

Be a part of Cape Town's most exciting online magazine and learn invaluable industry skills to further your career and passion.

You’ll be working with a small, dynamic and dedicated team and share in their mission to excite every reader – in the city, suburbs, province and globally –  with discoveries that will make them resonate and click more with the city and province.

This opportunity is for a bright, ambitious digital and social media savvy young person, aspiring to enter the digital media industry. You will be working under the guidance of a social media manager and senior editors in the content team.

The ideal candidate is a social media geek, who loves to play around with design, video and writing tools and apps. You have an eye for design and get excited by working on Instastories and video edits. You have strong English writing skills.

The opportunity best suits a young person ready to start working in digital media and marketing.

Under the guidance of our social media manager you will

  • Create, schedule, publish social media content

  • Community management, respond to comments and engage with our audience

  • Organise the Weekend Takeover project, pitching new candidates and keeping track of weekly features

  • Assist in managing and saving deliverables in our CRM production system

  • Keep track of daily stats for the social media manager’s reports for weekly meetings.

  • Contribute to strategy ideas to grow the various social media channels

  • Fill in and assist in the absence of the social media manager

  • Assist in editorial tasks when requested

  • Partake in monthly content planning meetings and pitch ideas for future stories

Key Competencies

  • Loves digital, social media and social media tools

  • Ability to spot an opportunity of a lifetime

Personality and characteristics

  • Forever evolving and eager to learn

  • Willing to get out of your comfort zone

  • Social media freak and video geek

  • Hard worker with positive good-vibes attitude

If interested, send your CV, a short letter of motivation and two writing samples to editor@capetownmagazine.com (please use ‘Application for June 2019 Social Media Internship” as your email subject line). Applications close on 30 July 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a social media challenge.


DIGITAL EDITOR

Mid-level to senior

Duration: Full time

Location: Cape Town

The purpose of the digital editor is to excite every reader – in the city suburbs, province and globally –  with discoveries that will make them resonate and click more with the city and province. The skilled digital editor has a love for how numbers create success and makes music with content: The digital editor excels in crafting good, clean copy, driving content pillars and a content strategy, and developing talent in content team members. The digital editor will know how to work in a fast-paced environment, be able to publish quality copy in record time as well as ensure resonance throughout all channels. They digital editor is vibrant, dynamic, positive and an example to the team.

 

YOU WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR

  1. Learning and instilling our successful methodologies and accelerate them in the team to craft content that can resonate with our global readership

  2. Building a content team to develop the next generation of content creators

  3. Developing the analytics reporting structure to help identify and improve for continuous improvement

  4. Securing the best performance across channels, including social media and Google rankings

Key Competencies

  • Excellent digital editor, skilled content producer (Ability to make content sing)

  • Leadership and management skills and experience

  • Google and social media analytics fundi

  • Driven to get the perfect job done 24/7

  • Love for digital concepts and trends (particularly SEO)

  • Ability to spot an opportunity of a lifetime

 Personality and characteristics

  • Willing to get out of your comfort zone

  • Forever Learning

  • Drive professionalism and high standards of teamwork

  • Champion in finding solutions

  • Commit to a mentality of 1% improvement every day

 

Send your CV and a motivation letter (please use ‘Application for Digital Editor CTM’ as your email subject line) by 31 July 2019 to julia@insightconnection.co.za.

 

EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP

Duration: 6 Months

Remuneration: Monthly stipend

CapeTownMagazine.com is looking for a hardworking and go-getting intern to join its content team. We’re looking for a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed intern with a spirit of discovery. You will learn to craft digital content, research, interview, use social media, use CMS and CRM and editing software. You must have a passion for digital media and social media and be someone who has a forever learning mindset. The editorial intern will (with coaching) contribute to all our content sections from events, to overviews and features. You will conduct research and interviews and learn about social media. There’s also a high chance that the internship could evolve into a permanent position should you prove yourself an invaluable addition to the team.

Responsibilities

Must love to dig for facts and research

  • Research and find new and unique events in the city and Western Cape

  • Fact-check and update overviews and existing overviews

  • Use digital tools (from Google to social media) to search and find interesting nuggets

  • Cold call leads and interview people for facts

  • Show and have a wide-ranging interest in the people, culture and events that make the city and province

  • Read widely

Must want to be a digital writer, copywriter and/or social media producer

  • Produce everything from events

  • Produce new overviews and features

  • Constantly pitch new discoveries

  • Go out to discover, experience, interview and come back to write about it

  • Respect and deliver to deadlines

  • Partake in monthly content planning meetings

  • Make a concerted effort to meet all deadlines

  • Have working knowledge of social media tools

Must want to learn or further your knowledge in digital:

  • Learn and incorporate our SEO methodologies and brand tenets

  • Upload content on the CMS

  • Help in keeping our CRM system up to date

  • Assist with social media tasks

  • Source and edit photos and video

Requirements

  • English writing ability with a good grasp of grammar and spelling (this will be tested)

  • A positive, can-do attitude and good work ethic

  • Social media experience (especially Instagram)

Advantageous:

  • Photography video skills

  • CMS experience

  • Knowledge of Photoshop (advantageous but not essential)

Personal Skills

  • Wide interests and social circles, so not parochial

  • Knowledge of unique and “unknown” or uncovered parts of the city and province

  • Thirst for discovery

  • Positive attitude

If interested, send your CV, a short letter of motivation and two writing samples to editor@capetownmagazine.co.za (please use ‘Application for May 2019 Editorial Internship” as your email subject line). Applications close on 31 May 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a content producer’s challenge.

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