Media Officer

Fetola Media Officer

Company: Fetola

Position: Media Officer

Salary: R25,000 depending on experience

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Cape Town

Start Date: Immediately

Fetola is looking for an experienced Media Officer to join our team. You’ll be responsible for writing engaging, inspiring stories about a wide range of small businesses. In addition, you’ll support the in-house team to deliver professional media and PR for the company’s growth programmes.

As South Africa’s leading business growth professionals, specializing in the globally critical small business sector our purpose is simple: we help others to grow the economy and create jobs, by building businesses that last; working across sectors and country-wide.  Our ongoing strategy is to recruit and nurture the highest quality staff, whose personal vision is to excel as individuals and to actively contribute to building a better future.

Fetola is an exciting, innovative company with a team-based culture and a passion to make a difference.

Experience and Training:

  • Degree – BA Communications, BA Writing, BA English, or recognition of prior learning, writing competency.
  • Minimum years of experience, 5 years.

Core Competencies:

  • A good media network and a working relationship with journalists
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Cares about punctuation and adept with an Oxford comma
  • Leadership and motivational skills
  • Creativity combined with great attention to detail
  • Proactive problem solving
  • Self-reliant and able to complete tasks
  • Willing contribute ideas that could improve our collective performance

Key Tasks:

Duties included but not limited to:

Media and PR:

  • Interview entrepreneurs and produce success stories.
  • Source and secure media & PR opportunities for these entrepreneurs.
  • Research, write, and place articles in support of the business development programme (e.g. call for new applicants wanting to join the programme) and shine a light on the programme successes.
  • Maintaining good relationships with journalists.

Communications (Internal): 

  • Provide an exceptional standard of media support (e.g. sub-editing/proofreading, writing articles/content/reports)
  • Use the Fetola narrative consistently
  • Secure approval for all external facing communications before disseminating.
  • Follow/establish a house style guide

How to apply:

If you are interested, please complete your application form by clicking here.

Please note, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.