Employment opportunity: Content & Communication Manager – Youth Capital

South Africa is currently wasting the potential of a generation of young people. It’s time to shift gears.

Youth Capital aims to become a dynamic campaign driving solutions for youth employment through fusing young people’s perspectives and evidence-based data into a powerful agenda of action. While the campaign is grounded in an engaged young constituency, it must land with a diverse set of stakeholders to gain traction.

Currently incubated by the DG Murray Trust (www.dgmt.co.za), Youth Capital is looking for a dynamic individual to join the team as a Content and Communication Manager to be based in Claremont, Cape Town.

Our ideal candidate must be able to conceptualise and execute a clear communications strategy driving both organisational and campaign objectives through diverse platforms such as digital, print, and audio-visual media. Given the nature of the work, they must be comfortable working with technical information, and have the skill to transform it into accessible and interesting products for a variety of channels and audiences.

If you seek to contribute to solving youth unemployment, are able to create and execute clear and innovative communication strategies, and have a passion for creating insightful content that drives action – then we need you!

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Designing and managing the overall communications strategy for Youth Capital;
  • Working with the Project Lead and Engagement Manager to develop products, including:
    • Workshop training manuals, concept notes, policy and legislative commentary, and newsletters;
  • Creating content for public and social media channels, including:
    • Op-eds, blog posts and articles;
    • Tweets, Facebook posts, Instagram posts;
  • Supporting the development of workshop facilitation materials for engagements with young people;
  • Develop an annual publication focused on youth employment in South Africa.

To apply please send the following documents to work@youthcapital.co.za by 12 November with the subject line: Content & Communication Manager – Youth Capital/SM

  • A letter of motivation;
  • An up-to-date CV; and
  • A writing sample (no more than 1 page) from an article, post, opinion piece, report, or publication authored by you.