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      Social Media Manager and Strategist

      Remuneration:R38000 - R48000 per month basic salary 
      Location:Cape Town
      Remote work:Remote work allowed optional
      Job level:Mid/Senior
      Type:Permanent
      Company:GVI


      Start Date: ASAP
      Location: Option to work remotely or from our office in Cape Town 
      Type of role: Full-time, permanent
      Remuneration: R38,000 - R48,000 (depending on relevant experience)

      About GVI

      GVI Planet  | GVI People

      At GVI, we're driven by the desire to make a positive impact on our planet and its people. Our dedicated teams are actively working to address global challenges and together, we leverage a diverse set of specialised skills to pursue a shared vision: fostering a brighter and more sustainable future for all.

      We offer award-winning conservation and community development programs in 13 countries, all aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and led by our teams and experts from the communities we operate in.

      Working at GVI is fast-paced and fun. We value passion, authenticity and innovation, and we treat each other with respect. But we can do better than words to show you who we are! To see what it's really like to work for GVI: Watch Here & Read Here

      About the role

      GVI is looking for an expert in social media management and strategy to lead the charge in significantly growing our online presence and social media followers on key platforms, focusing on a Gen-Z audience. 

      Reporting to the director of marketing, this role will lead our social media channels within the organisation to develop a best-in-class social media program. You will be responsible for defining and shaping the brand's online presence and rapidly growing our following across social media platforms. As social media manager and strategist, you will ideate, plan, script and brief all content, and collaborate closely with video content creators to make it happen.

      The ideal candidate will have a strong background in social media management & strategy, content planning and scripting, community management and social media analysis, with a focus on driving follower growth, engagement, brand awareness, and lead generation.

      This job is for you if:
      • You’re a social media expert, with a keen eye for defining and shaping a new social media strategy & inputting into brand strategy.
      • You have driven significant growth, or have experience managing large accounts on Instagram or TikTok, and feel you can apply these skills to GVI’s accounts.
      • You understand the content which engages a UK and US-based Gen Z audience. Have you travelled significantly and understand our customer mindset? Even better.
      • You can quickly and easily ideate, plan, script and brief multiple videos to global content creators, with a knack for understanding video hooks and the ability to write captivating copy. 
      • You’re ambitious, commercially minded and ready to achieve new milestones at GVI. 
      • You have your finger on the pulse of the latest social media trends, algorithm changes and Gen-Z online behaviours – and will be quick to act on them.
      • You are an organised, process-driven collaborator who thrives on creating and managing robust content schedules.
      • You are great with people and can collaborate, inspire and communicate clearly with multiple teams across the world to achieve social media goals.
      Specific responsibilities
      • Social and brand strategy
        • Collaborate with the communications strategist to design growth and engagement focused strategies across Instagram, TikTok, Facebook and LinkedIn. Rapid growth on Instagram and TikTok is your priority.
      •  Social expert
        • Own social media. Be our internal expert on organic social media strategy, content, platforms, developments and trends, bringing the latest insights to grow our social reach and engagement.
        • Actively monitor social media for breaking news and trending topic opportunities and join these conversations quickly.
      • Management
        • Conduct weekly social media meetings to align all stakeholders on priorities, strategies, and operational requirements.
      •  Content planning and creation
        • Post five days a week and share stories every week day, with additional organic posting throughout the week depending on activities, or as agreed in the social media strategy.
        • Ideate, brief, script and collaborate with the content creator (videographer and editor), enabling them to produce +- 25 polished organic social videos a month.
        • Curate user-generated content in line with our brand’s guidelines and standards
        • Represent the brand on social media by appearing on posts, videos, reels, stories, and other content pieces, where required.
        • Write compelling captions and hooks to drive engagement across all platforms.
        • Schedule or post all social media content.
        • Report on social data weekly and monthly in order to evolve GVI’s strategy and achieve defined goals.
        • Community management
        • Alongside the communications strategist, develop and implement a YouTube strategy for GVI, with the goal of growing a successful YouTube channel.
      •  Operations and collaboration
        • Assist the team with other marketing activities as and when required. 
        • Share your knowledge with and train the wider GVI marketing team where requested. 
        • Communicate clearly and timeously with the Operations team, following the marketing team’s briefing, review and submission processes to ensure effective team collaboration and task management via our project management platform.
      What we're looking for
      • Five years' experience in social media management and experience within strategy (including experience on TikTok) 
      • Experience growing significant audiences on Instagram and TikTok
      • The ability to understand the levers that lead to rapid social media growth and apply those to the GVI context
      • Experience marketing to a Gen-Z and international audience (UK & US ideal)
      • Agency experience preferred
      • Skilled in ideating, scripting and briefing creators to get optimal content.
      • Must be an excellent social media copywriter.
      • A structured, organised individual with good attention to detail and a fast learner.
      • A team player: this role requires close collaboration with multiple team members
      • Passion for or knowledge of key social and environmental issues 
      • Travel experience is advantageous
      • Experience in brand strategy is extremely advantageous.
      Benefits

      We’re not interested in empty perks like having a coffee culture. We do have coffee – if you join our central team in Cape Town, you could find yourself roped into coffee and snack challenges if you visit the office, but you could just as easily be taking your morning coffee at Roots cafe, high in the mountains of northern Thailand if you work on a base. Otherwise, here’s what our global team enjoys:
      • Half days on the first Friday of each quarter
      • Collaborative, flexible culture
      • Transparency – hear directly from the CEO consistently
      • We laugh a lot, genuinely care about and support each other, and do the occasional dress-up
      To apply

      Please follow the link and send your CV, portfolio, and a cover letter stating why you feel you would be best suited to this position at GVI.

      Please note: We will do our utmost to respond to all applicants, however, given the large volume of applications we receive, this isn't always possible. If you do not hear back from us within three-four weeks, please take it that on this occasion your application was unsuccessful

      Posted on 21 Jun 13:35, Closing date 20 Aug

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