DEPUTY EDITOR – SPOTLIGHT

SECTION27 is a high-profile non-profit organisation that uses public interest law and advocacy to protect, promote and advance human rights and social justice. If you are passionate about human rights, self-motivated and would like to be part of a dynamic team working to challenge inequality and positively influence society, joining SECTION27 could be the opportunity for you.

Our activities include litigation, research and advocacy to advance and promote the rule of law. We focus on protecting everyone’s right of access to health care services, basic education and sufficient food, as guaranteed by the Constitution.

SECTION27 seeks an experienced journalist and editor to join the Spotlight team in the position of Deputy Editor. Spotlight is a SECTION27 online publication that provides reporting, commentary and analysis of South Africa’s response to HIV and TB and of healthcare in the country more generally. Spotlight is online at www.SpotlightNSP.co.za.

The candidate will assume responsibility for writing, undertaking research, commissioning, editing, publishing of articles and management of social media platforms.

Job Specification            

  • Writing articles for Spotlight
  • Commissioning and managing freelancers to write articles for Spotlight
  • Editing and publishing Spotlight articles
  • Assisting with editorial planning and management of Spotlight
  • Assisting with management of social media channels and the production of podcasts and printed materials
  • Assisting with reports to Spotlight’s donors
  • Assisting with various logistical and administrative functions relating to Spotlight
  • Attending and participating in the bi-monthly staff meetings and organisational reviews.

Education

  • A degree within the field of Journalism or related fields, directly relevant to the work areas of Spotlight.

Experience

  • 5+ years practical work experience as a journalist at a tertiary institution, NGO or in the private sector
  • Background in health or health related journalism is preferred, but not essential.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong research skills
  • Excellent written and analytical skills
  • Good communication, interpersonal and listening skills
  • Ability to multi-task, be flexible and adapt to the objectives and work areas of S27
  • Good time management
  • Good organisational skills

Languages

  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Knowledge of an African language is desirable

 

Personal attributes

  • Ability to work under extreme pressure
  • Ability to maintain high journalistic standards
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team

This is a full-time position, which requires the ability and willingness to travel and work outside of office hours to meet deadlines. The position is based at our Spotlight office in Claremont, Cape Town.

Please forward your curriculum vitae accompanied by a motivation setting out your interest and suitability for the position to applications@section27.org.za by 11 July 2019.

 

INDIVIDUAL GIVING COORDINATOR

 SECTION27 is a high-profile non-profit organisation that uses public interest law and advocacy to protect, promote and advance human rights and social justice. If you are passionate about human rights, self-motivated and would like to be part of a dynamic team working to challenge inequality and positively influence society, joining SECTION27 could be the opportunity you have been looking for.

Our activities include litigation, research and advocacy to advance and promote the rule of law. We focus on protecting everyone’s right to access to health care services, basic education and sufficient food, as guaranteed by the Constitution.

SECTION27 seeks an experienced Individual Giving Coordinator responsible for planning, developing and running campaigns to increase awareness and raise the profile of the organisation’s areas of work with the ultimate aim of recruiting and retaining individual donors.

This position is for 6 months with a possibility of renewal.

Job Specification

  • Develop a long-term individual giving plan for S27 to inform the quarterly annual and long term planning processes
  • Develop, test, implement and evaluate fundraising campaigns, including digital campaigns
  • Work closely with the Head of Fundraising and the communications team to plan and coordinate all digital fundraising and events-based campaigns
  • Ensure that digital giving channels such as the S27 website and social media sites are set up to accurately and effectively collect donations, collect donor data, communicate to donors and monitor/analyse digital giving
  • Conceptualise and coordinate events related to fundraising to recruit individual donors
  • Support other fundraising channels such as the Corporate Challenge
  • Support the development, testing and implementation of new and innovative communications tools
  • Ensure set up of a new donor database with the support our IT services providers
  • Develop donor communications planning and distribution of materials
  • Ensure that Individual Giving Fundraising communications, banking and database processes are automated digitally to ensure continuation, efficiency and accuracy
  • Coordinate all aspects of individual giving channel finances in conjunction with the Head of Finance and Head of Fundraising, including incomes & expenditures; budgeting, forecasting, audit reporting, reforecasting, and monthly reporting to the Executive Committee
  • Gather information and data from online and offline channels for input into donor and board reports and provide analysis on monthly trends

Education

  • A degree within the field of Marketing, Digital Marketing, Communications or related fields

Experience

  • 3+ years practical experience in fundraising
  • 3+ years practical experience in web and digital marketing
  • Experience in managing social media, online marketing channels and e-mail marketing platforms
  • Experience in individual giving fundraising is an added advantage

Knowledge and Skills

  • Understanding of digital marketing tools and trends
  • Understanding of principles of marketing and fundraising
  • Strong networking, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Understanding of the NGO environment
  • Accuracy and precision as related to numerical data
  • Social media metrics and analytics tools
  • Ability to produce high-quality written material
  • Good communication skills
  • Administrative skills and attention to detail
  • Creativity in the digital environment to communicate in different ways
  • Interpersonal skills

Languages

  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Proficiency in one or more indigenous South African language is advantageous

Personal attributes

  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Innovative and enthusiastic
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Integrity
  • Strong work ethic
  • Self-motivated
  • Organised

This position requires the ability and willingness to travel and work outside of office hours to meet deadlines. It is position is based at our offices in Braamfontein.

Please forward your curriculum vitae accompanied by a motivation setting out your interest and suitability for the position to applications@section27.org.za by 11 July 2019.

 

EXCITING OPPORTUNITY AT SECTION27

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

 SECTION27 is a high-profile non-profit organisation that uses public interest law and advocacy to protect, promote and advance human rights and social justice. If you are passionate about human rights, self-motivated and would like to be part of a dynamic team working to challenge inequality and positively influence society, joining SECTION27 could be the opportunity for you.

Our activities include litigation, research and advocacy to advance and promote the rule of law. We focus on protecting everyone’s right of access to health care services, basic education and sufficient food, as guaranteed by the Constitution.

SECTION27 seeks a dynamic and driven candidate to join the communications team and assume responsibility for researching,  documenting and publishing the work of the organisation on various platforms.

Job Specification            

  • Develop campaigns that raise and enhance the profile and reputation of S27
  • Assist in design and production of publications
  • Publicising and promoting S27’s work including liaising with the media
  • Collecting, managing and disseminating information and knowledge including S27 materials (publications and submissions) to relevant stakeholders
  • Liaising with partner organisations when required
  • Ensuring that S27 campaigns and advocacy work is effectively communicated
  • Maintenance of electronic mailing lists
  • Plan, research, write, edit and place content including press releases on a regular basis
  • Contribute to the weekly planning of content and its repackaging for social media
  • Create and edit images, invitations, posters and other media when needed
  • Assist in moderation of S27’s social media platforms and channels

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or related fields

Experience

  • 3+ years relevant working experience
  • Experience in writing and editing
  • Experience in producing web content

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent writing skills with high level of clarity and accuracy (clear and coherent)
  • A solid understanding of social media and re-purposing content across digital channels
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Creativity

Languages

  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Proficiency in one or more indigenous South Africa Language is advantageous

Personal attributes

  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to maximise input to full range of projects
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Methodical and organised

This is a full-time position, which requires the ability and willingness to travel and work outside of office hours to meet deadlines. The position is based at our offices in Braamfontein.

Please forward your curriculum vitae accompanied by a motivation setting out your interest and suitability for the position to applications@section27.org.za by 5 July 2019.

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER-DIGITAL MEDIA

SECTION27 is a high-profile non-profit organisation that uses public interest law and advocacy to protect, promote and advance human rights and social justice. If you are passionate about human rights, self-motivated and would like to be part of a dynamic team working to challenge inequality and positively influence society, joining SECTION27 could be the opportunity for you.

Our activities include litigation, research and advocacy to advance and promote the rule of law. We focus on protecting everyone’s right of access to health care services, basic education and sufficient food, as guaranteed by the Constitution.

SECTION27 seeks a dynamic and driven candidate to join the communications team and assume responsibility for managing and producing content for online platforms and the S27 website.

Job Specification            

  • Working with S27 teams to repurpose materials into accessible and user-friendly formats
  • Ensuring that S27 campaigns and advocacy work is effectively communicated
  • Moderate discussions and activity on online platforms
  • Produce social media content
  • Create new sections of website or work with developers to review and create new add-ons
  • Contribute to managing website features for online fundraising operations
  • Spread reach of website content using social media and Search Engine Optimization (SOE)
  • Learn new technologies and functionality that are beneficial to the organisation
  • Generate infographics and other multi-media to be used on website and other platforms
  • Maintenance of electronic mailing lists and managing online advertising on online platforms
  • Provide monthly reports on quantitative and qualitative data including Facebook, Twitter and website

Education

  • A qualification in Digital Marketing, Journalism, Communications or related fields

Experience

  • 2+ years working experience
  • Experience producing content for online platforms
  • Graphics production and visual thinking experience
  • Knowledge of WordPress, Google analytics and Adwords

Knowledge and Skills

  • Understanding of online communities and social media tools and channels
  • Understanding of broad the SA media context and how content works
  • Understanding of online community engagement
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good visual thinking/visual literacy skills

Languages

  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Knowledge of an African language is desirable

Personal attributes

  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to maximise input to full range of projects
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Taking initiative and creativity
  • Ability to produce high quality work
  • Organised

This is a full-time position, which requires the ability and willingness to travel and work outside of office hours to meet deadlines. The position is based at our offices in Braamfontein.

Please forward your curriculum vitae accompanied by a motivation setting out your interest and suitability for the position to applications@section27.org.za by 5 July 2019.