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Account Manager

 

Remuneration: Market-related

Location: Cape Town

Education level: Diploma / WSET Levels / Journalism qualification

Job level: Mid-level

Own transport required: Yes

Travel requirement: Occasional

Type: Permanent

 

This position is for a young creative with strong writing and social media skills, who can show a legitimate interest in the world of drinks, food, travel and associated industries, who wants the opportunity to grow in an exciting start-up environment.

 

About Feed That Bird Communication Consultants:

 

Feed That Bird is a boutique, content marketing agency with a strong focus on developing innovative public relations, traditional, digital and social media strategies for its rapidly growing portfolio of lifestyle clients. Feed That Bird is a company which prides itself in providing a creative environment, in the hub of Cape Town’s energetic Bree Street, where hard work is rewarded with a flexi-time policy which will suit a disciplined, independent individual who also wants to pursue ad-hoc interests and hobbies like blogging and attending relevant events.

 

Key responsibilities:

 

  • Write press and news articles in line with the strategy defined for our portfolio of clients.
  • Plan and develop innovative content for social media and manage the content flow within a content plan and provide relevant report back on performance within these platforms.
  • Develop digital content and associated strategies.
  • Community manage the social media accounts of various clients and engage with the community on relevant topics around events and news.
  • Research, develop and update media databases for various clients.
  • Assist with execution of communication strategy in line with campaign ideas.
  • Develop relationships with, and promote news stories to, media.
  • Blog and engage with audiences via the Feed That Bird website.
  • Media monitoring and reporting

 

Skills and experience required

Essential:

 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, bilingual English/Afrikaans a distinct advantage and ability to write in both languages highly desirable.
  • In-depth knowledge and passion for social platforms (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram).
  • Understanding of SEO and writing for digital platforms.
  • Ability to keep up with, and remain informed of, social media trends, emerging platforms, user base per platform and target audiences.
  • Ability to keep up with trends in the content marketing sphere and the ability to interpret these for innovative and relevant content for clients.
  • Must be fully MS Office literate (i.e. email, Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Illustration of PR and / or content marketing experience. An in-depth understanding of social media and digital audiences is key.
  • Illustration of an interest in wine, food, hospitality and associated industries.
  • Community management for social platforms.
  • Valid driver’s licence

 

Personal Skills/Attributes

 

  • Independent and creative with strong problem-solving skills, energetic and inquisitive.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent time management skills. Able to work to strict deadlines.

 

Only successful applicants will be contacted for interviews.