Amharic Content Writer - Ethiopian Audience

Amharic Content Writer – Ethiopian Audience

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

About the Role:
The successful candidate will be preparing content for online platforms for an East African audience. The ideal candidate needs to be strong at spoken and written languages of both English and Amharic (Ethiopian), have knowledge of website content publishing and have a broad understanding of social media platforms.

Be able to speak and understand both English and Amharic and write and publish in Amharic.
Computer literate (Apple Mac), and have advanced MS Office software skills
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.)
Qualification and experience in journalism and / or online media publishing required
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
Must pay attention to detail, be able to work under pressure, be pragmatic, disciplined, driven, solutions-orientated and have a passionate learning attitude
Teamwork and communication will be vital for the success achieved in this position
Must understand urgency and meet extremely tight deadlines

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