Content Specialist – Writing

Posted: 24th of May 2019
Level: All

Location: Johannesburg

Department: Agency – creative

Reports to: Executive Creative Director

The content specialists takes copy and ideation lead on assigned briefs to ensure effective delivery of a brand’s social media objectives.


Main areas of responsibility

  • Concept / Ideation
  • Social writing- writing content that is suitable for various social media platforms and advising on best copy approach for the different social platform
  • Inputting into campaign ideas and creative brainstorming sessions
  • Working with entire team to ensure synergy on campaigns
  • Contribution to and ownership of content strategies
  • Ensuring that Editorial Board process is followed on assigned clients
  • Community Management / Live Tweeting (outside of Engage Team)
  • Content Management / Scheduling- creating content plans in line with a brand’s social media strategy and tonality
  • Content Posting- ensuring content is posted timeously across social media platforms
  • Social / channel best practice- keeping up-to-date with the latest trends within the digital and social media landscape
  • Understanding of community Management
  • Briefing in images to a design team in a clear and concise manner
  • Liaising with client and addressing key queries around social media


  • 5 – 7 years
  • Award-winning creative work portfolio reflecting your creative proficiencies
  • A great conceptual thinker
  • Meticulous writer
  • Understanding of social media marketing (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, other) is beneficial.
  • Knowledge of and ability to keep abreast of new developments within the social media, Creative and passionate about social media

Soft Skills

  • Community management experience
  • Social channel expertise
  • Personal Blog / social brand
  • Football love / passion
  • Music love / passion
  • Lifestyle magazine / blog experience
  • Social
  • Demonstrable cultural insight (e.g. hands on “black Twitter” experience)


  • Matric
  • Tertiary qualification in related field (e.g. communications, English, PR, copywriting, journalism) essential.

Before you think of applying for this job, you need to demonstrate the following characteristics or traits. We interview for these, so don’t take them lightly!

  • You’re fun. We believe fun is an imperative part of what makes work at Cerebra worthwhile. We work hard and we play hard.
  • You have courage. We are doing work at Cerebra that will change the way companies do business forever. Blazing a new trail requires bravery and boldness.
  • You’re loyal. Not necessarily to the leadership of Cerebra, but to the best interests of the company and your colleagues in light of our mission to be Africa’s social business authority.
  • You’re a teacher. You inspire learning and growth in the lives of people around you. Cerebra is a highly collaborative environment that thrives on more give than take.
  • You’re proactive. You don’t wait for life to happen to you, or things to fall in your lap. You go after the things you want. Looking for opportunities to add value outside of your defined scope of responsibility and influence is what makes great Cerebrans, great Cerebrans.
  • You’re not kak. Cerebra believes in a healthy, happy, and constructive workplace. It’s a strictly no chop zone.


Apply using the application form below. Should you not receive a response in 2 weeks, you may consider your application unsuccessful.



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