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Social Media Specialist

Remuneration:R28073 - R37338 per month Basic salary 
Location:Johannesburg, Houghton
Education level:Degree
Job level:Mid
Job policy:Employment Equity position, Disabled position
Type: 6 Months
Company:Brand SA

Job description

Job purpose: 

The social media specialist will work directly with the digital manager to manage strategy and delivery of all social media campaigns. The candidate will be responsible for the operational, day to day management of the online communities for the organisation; from creating monthly schedules, briefing of artwork, social media paid marketing management to daily monitoring of platforms. 

Brand South Africa aims to contribute to the objectives of the National Development Plan (NDP) by managing South Africa’s Nation Brand reputation in order improve the country’s global attractiveness and competitiveness. 

Key Performance Areas: 
  • Participate in the development of digital business strategy 
  • Social media marketing 
  • Reporting and analytics 
  • Stakeholder relations 
  • Planning and organising 
  • Financial management/oversight and compliance 
Minimum requirements: 
  • Degree or equivalent in IT, marketing, media or communications – ideally with specialisation in digital marketing 
  • Five years’ social media management and content marketing experience 
  • Strong knowledge of digital marketing 
  • Strong project management and organisational skills 
  • Creative writing, copy editing, basic image editing 
  • Working knowledge of how to determine value from a customer perspective 
  • Solid agency experience

Company Description

A nation brand that inspires its people and is admired globally.


Required skills, competencies and attributes: 
  • Well versed in influencer community in South Africa, and well aware of online community content portals in South Africa 
  • Understanding of web technologies involved in digital and social platforms 
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of social media listening tools 
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of digital analytics tools 
  • Advanced MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 
  • Project management 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Analytical thinking 
  • Planning ability 
  • Verbal communication 
  • Written communication 
  • High energy and drive 
  • Team player 
  • Self-disciplined 
  • Deadline orientated 
  • Perform under pressure 
  • Innovative and strategic thinking 
  • Multitasking ability 
  • Results-oriented (output driven) 
  • Thorough and excellent follow-through ability 
  • Willingness to work extended hours and travel substantively (within and across borders) 
  • Networking ability, i.e. building and maintaining relationships for business and collaborative opportunities 
  • Service-oriented, i.e. desire to serve and customer oriented 
  • Persuasive, i.e. ability to convince others from different functions and levels of an idea or concept to obtain support
Brand South Africa is committed to ensuring and maintaining workplace diversity and the attainment of employment equity, having due regard to qualifications and appropriate experience. Please include certified copies of ID, and qualifications and contact details of at least three referees. 

Brand South Africa encourages applications from people with disabilities, White, Indian (male/female) as per EE requirements 

This position is subject to competency assessments. Brand South Africa retains the right not to employ.

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Closing date: 30 April 2018

Posted on 16 Apr 12:25

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