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Digital/Social Media Manager

Remuneration:negotiable Cost to company 
Education level:Degree
Job level:Junior/Mid
Own transport required:Yes
Company:The Loudhailer

Job description

Are you passionate about innovation, disruption, the tech startup scene, the corporate innovation space, the link between growing our economy and bright new ideas from African entrepreneurs? Do you enjoy spending time online and executing digital campaigns?

Then it could be time you join The Loudhailer - a team passionate about telling the African innovation story as our digital/social media manager.

Our goal is to raise the visibility of African entrepreneurs, provide market-access support for innovation projects and products, with the greater vision to drive investment into Africa.

  • Creation of digital strategies and knowledge of available digital marketing tools
  • Creation of monthly social media calendars, implementation and moderation in line with communications strategy
  • Creation of content for monthly newsletters and distribution/management of mailing platforms
  • Basic design experience advantageous (banners, posts, etc)
  • Updating of website content via WordPress
  • Monitor digital insights with relevant tools and ensure robust weekly/monthly reporting
  • Attend client events and industry conferences – including live posting at events
  • Take minutes in meetings with clients and prepare status reports
  • Brainstorm fresh ideas for digital campaigns
  • Ensure you are up to date on all news and trending topics related to the clients and industry
  • Provide administration support to managers and clients
  • Manage client information and maintain client records and cloud storage
  • Prepare written briefs for designers, copywriters, developers, etc.


  • Previous digital marketing experience (social media content and implementation, social media ad implementation, newsletter marketing, etc.)
  • A relevant undergraduate or postgraduate degree in PR, marketing, communications, advertising or similar
  • Relevant social media certification required (such as Facebook Blueprint Certification)
  • Microsoft Office: Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • MailChimp and similar: Proficient in mailing platforms – formatting, distribution, management
  • English language fluency: You need to have excellent written and spoken English.
  • Digital literacy: Literate in all existing social media platforms and willingness to learn and test new social media platforms; as well as experience working with website backends (WordPress)
  • Strong interpersonal skills: Whether it’s over the phone, by e-mail or in person, you need to be approachable, friendly and empathetic, and be able to relate to people on different levels within the agency, with clients and with the media.
  • Time-keeping: You will often be working to tight media deadlines as well as meeting the demands and pressures of your team and clients, so you need to be able to work quickly and efficiently, without compromising on quality.
This position is based in Stellenbosch, Western Cape. During lockdown, all work will be performed remotely; however, the candidate may be expected to travel to the offices on a regular basis after lockdown. Remote working can be negotiated.

Posted on 29 Jun 08:52

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