Swahili Digital Content Writer

Swahili Digital Content Writer

Location: Randburg, Johannesburg
Salary: R18k – R25k per month

About the Role:
The successful candidate will be given the task of preparing content for online platforms, for an East African audience. The ideal candidate needs to be strong at spoken and written languages of English and Swahili (Tanzanian or Kenyan), 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 African and mainstream television

Requirements:
Fluent in both English and Swahili
3 years online and social media publishing experience
Relevant Tertiary Qualification advantageous
Computer literate – MS Office and Apple Mac
Experience with image editing software, such as Photoshop, an advantage
Familiar with online and social media platforms and publishing in a professional environment (i.e. Websites, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Google Plus, Vine etc.)
Experience / training in the television broadcast environment an advantage
Skilled in running online and social campaigns
Needs to be familiar with African and international mainstream television entertainment

Duties:
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
Reporting and analysis of stats and trends
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

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