Social Media Specialist, Copywriter and Marketing Assistant

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Social Media Specialist, Copywriter and Marketing Assistant

Steyn City School, situated in the scenic and iconic Steyn City Parkland Residence in Johannesburg, offers a co-educational and independent education from Grade 000 to Grade 12.

If you know what it means to break the mould, set new standards, embrace change, and rejoice in creativity, then you belong with us!

A vacancy exists at Steyn City School for a Social Media Specialist, Copywriter and Marketing Assistant, effective 1 September 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. A qualification in media studies and communications with sound editing skills is preferred and previous experience in a school is an advantage but not a requirement.

Responsibilities Include:

Social Media

  • Managing and monitoring all social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, and the like)
  • Weekly and Monthly statistics for social media. These Statistics will be used to report back to Exco and The Board.
  • Create, develop, and publish content for social media (photographic, video, reels, stories, and the like) in the correct format for each social media platform.
  • Copywriting for each social media post, appropriate for each social media platform
  • Provide strategy and ideas to improve social media presence and reach, appropriate to a school environment and in line with the school’s mission, vision, and ethos.

Newsletter

  • Compiling and editing content for the weekly newsletter (Steyn City School Shout Out).
  • Distributing weekly newsletter to all parties and loading newsletter to school communication portals.
  • Ensuing the mailing list is kept up to date at all times and within POPIA requirements.

Communications

  • Assistance with distribution of school communication as required.
  • Editing school communications, articles, and website content.

Graphic Design and Artwork

  • Provide assistance with artwork for various marketing campaigns as required.

Events

  • Assist with marketing campaigns and artwork for events as required.
  • Attendance of all major school events to provide marketing assistance, photography, and/or videography as required.
  • Working closely with the Events Team and assisting as required, including set up if it is required.

Videography and Photography

  • Ensure the maintenance of all SCS’s video and photography equipment.
  • Videoing, editing, and uploading of all virtual assemblies, events, interviews, and productions.
  • Photography of day-to-day events and major events around the various campuses.
  • Provide material such as photographs and videos for major ceremonial events such as Founders’ Day, Prize Giving, Open Day, and the like.
  • Selecting and framing photographs for use around the campus as required.
  • Propose, execute, and update video campaigns to market the school.
  • Organizing professional photographer/videographer for major events as and when required.
  • Organizing professional photo and video shoots for marketing campaigns as required.

Website

  • Assist with keeping the website up to date.
  • Assist with generating content for the website.
  • Assist with setting up online forms and the like as and when/if required.

Filing and Archiving

  • Understanding the importance of filing and archiving, as well as understand and execute all filing and archiving as required.
  • Manage an effective archiving and filing system of all marketing material, including video and photographs (daily/weekly/monthly).
  • Electronic back up of all marketing material, including video and photographs (daily/weekly/monthly).
  • Assisting staff with retrieval of visuals as and when required (e.g. for the yearbook and articles)

General

  • Management and development of budgets.
  • Liaising with suppliers as required.
  • Attend meetings related to marketing and events.
  • Assistance with Alumni as required.
  • Assisting the Head of Advancement as required.
  • Assistance with Admissions as required.
  • Ensuring the reputation of Steyn City School and Steyn City Properties is upheld at all times.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Matriculation (NQF4)
  • Appropriate tertiary qualification is vital to the role.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in the equivalent or similar role
  • Excellent editing and copywriting skills
  • Indepth knowledge of social media and social media strategies
  • POPIA knowledge and understanding.
  • Archiving knowledge and understanding
  • Experience within a school environment is preferable, but not essential.

Competencies: Skills / Knowledge / Attributes

  • Advance Proficiency in Adobe Suite (Premier Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, etc.) and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Diary management in MS Outlook is essential.
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Time-management skills
  • High level of attention to detail and an ability to work accurately and efficiently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and work under pressure
  • Be self-motivated and be able to take initiative
  • High work standards
  • Willing to work overtime as and when required

To apply, a detailed CV, along with a covering letter and the contact details of three referees, should be emailed to careers@steyncityschool.co.za. It is vital that the email identifies the position for which the application is intended in the subject bar.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 19 July 2024. Applications will be considered as soon as they are received, and interviews will be arranged for shortlisted candidates thereafter. Consequently, the position may be filled before the deadline date.

Steyn City School reserves the right not to make an appointment. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment, as only short-listed candidates will be interviewed.
Applicants are advised that if they have not been contacted after the closing date, it must be assumed that their application has been unsuccessful.

Any candidate working within a school is required to have a sexual offender’s clearance certificate as well as clearance against the Child Protection Registrar. Steyn City School, its subsidiaries, or representatives may require access to your personal information when performing a mutually agreed business function or service. By supplying your information, you provide consent for its processing in accordance with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). For details about how we use, store, and protect your data, please review our Privacy Policy available at http://www.steyncityschools.co.za/documents/policies/SCS_Privacy_Notice.pdf

Closing Date
19/07/2024
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