Content Coordinator

Hibberdene, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Job Description

R13000 - R16000 a monthThanda is currently seeking a Content Coordinator to join our Marketing, Communications, and Partnerships Team. The Content Coordinator will work closely with the Marketing, Communications Partnerships Manager, and will be primarily responsible for creating relevant content to tell Thanda's unique and exciting story through photo, design, writing and video. The ideal candidate for this job will be someone who is a natural storyteller, has an eye for design, and possesses strong technical skills in photography, graphic design, writing, and digital marketing, some in video editing. This person will also be responsible for documenting Thanda's activities through photos and other material, and making these materials available for use by other members of the Thanda team for the reporting, fundraising, and monitoring & evaluation purposes. This role requires high levels of creativity, consistency, energy, and enthusiasm. The ideal candidate for the Content Coordinator position is both a team-player and an independent-worker who is able to take responsibility for tasks and deliverables, take initiative, and solve problems as they arise. It is very important that this person is passionate about the work that Thanda does and believes in Thanda's mission. This position is an excellent opportunity for a young creative wishing to gain work experience working at a dynamic and innovative Non-Profit Organisation.The Content Coordinator will be based in our Administrative office in Hibberdene, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. This is a full time position. This position is ideal for someone looking to live close to the ocean, swim, surf, hike, and enjoy the beautiful nature on the South Coast. The culture at Thanda is one of passion, energy, hard work, a good sense of humour. We promote flexible working hours with an atmosphere of trust and team-work. We are not only looking for the right person for the job, but the right person for the team.Thanda was founded in 2008 and is changing the way people see themselves in the rural community of Mtwalume on the South Coast of KZN. Our innovative Early Childhood Development, After-School, Organic Farming, and Creative Learning Programmes work directly with over 1200 individuals daily.Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • On the Ground Content Collection and Visual Storytelling Documenting Project Activities through Photo, Video, and Design
  • Developing Visual Materials for Thanda's Marketing, Communications and Fundraising Activities (digital and print)
  • Assisting in implementing Thanda's Marketing, Communications and Fundraising Plans
  • Assisting in implementing Thanda's PR Strategy
For further details, please see detailed job description belowQualifications Required:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Relevant Diploma
Necessary Skills, Experience and Attitude:
  • Strong graphic design skills
  • Strong photography and editing skills (must have worked with a DSLR)
  • Excellent visual presentation skills
  • Experience or strong interest in video creation and editing
  • Personable and able to approach people for portraits or stories
  • Proficiency in relevant design and editing programs (Lightroom, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, and InDesign)
  • Experience in print execution of design work
  • Experience in digital marketing
  • Strong sense of brand awareness
  • Creative, yet well-organised personality
  • Strong copywriting and communications skills preferred
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Flexible and adaptable personality
  • Detail-oriented with ability to manage multiple tasks on tight timelines
  • High levels of responsibility, energy, and enthusiasm
  • Zero to two years professional work experience
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends, as needed
  • Valid Driver's Licence
Remuneration: R156 000 - R192 000 per annum, depending on skills, qualifications, and experience.To apply: Please send the following
  • Your CV (max 3 pages)
  • A one pagecover letter (explaining why you are interested in working at Thanda specifically, and how your skills are relevant to job description)
  • Portfolio or relevant examples of creative work (this can be a link to online portfolio or website)
  • Please do not send any additional documents (such as identity documents or certificates)
In the subject line of your email, please write "Application: Content Coordinator 2019_[Insert Your Name]"Deadline: 29 March 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis up until the deadline.Please do not call our offices. If you have questions, please ask them via email.Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. If you not hear back from us by 3 April 2019, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.Detailed - Content Coordinator Develop Visual Materials for Thanda's Marketing, Communications and Fundraising Activities
  • Create high-quality digital communication materials, including photographic, video, copy, and other design content
  • Create high-quality print communication materials, including cards for fundraising campaigns, newsletters, and other print collateral
  • In collaboration with the Marketing, Communications and Partnerships Manager, write blogs, thought-leadership pieces, monthly donor newsletters, and quarterly community newsletter
Create Content for the Thanda Brand
  • Develop business cards, email signatures and other branded materials for the staff and organisation
Assist in implementing Thanda's Marketing, Communications and Fundraising Plans
  • Manage Thanda's social media and website presence, including daily Facebook and Instagram posts
  • Develop communications particularly suited to specific funders, at the request of the Marketing, Communications and Partnerships Manager
  • Update Thanda's website to be current with branding and messaging, as requested by the Marketing, Communications and Partnerships Manager
Assist in Implementing Thanda's PR Strategy
  • Create visual content necessary for Public Relations
  • Draft press releases, as requested by the Marketing, Communications and Partnerships Manager
  • Assist in researching and applying for awards, as requested by the Marketing, Communications and Partnerships Manager
Document Project Activities
  • Serve as photographic liaison between the site and the office - take photos regularly (day to day activities as well as special events)
  • Document project activities through video
  • Manage storage of materials on Box and/or hard drive storage
  • Create and maintain a content base to be used by all Support Team staff in funder and donor communications and reports
  • Ensure that photos necessary for specific donor reports are timeously available to the Reports Manager
  • Maintain the community board at Thanda (select and develop photos)
Provide technical support
  • Assist all teams with ongoing technical support
Provide Administrative support
  • Assist with ad hoc and administrative tasks as needed
Job Type: Full-timeSalary: R13,000.00 to R16,000.00 /monthEducation:
  • Bachelors (Required)
  • Driver's License (Required)

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Job Detail

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    Full Time
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  • Job Location
    Hibberdene, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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  • Apply By
    Sep 17, 2019
  • Job Posting Date
    Jun 19, 2019