Swahili Content Writer

  • Megan Forg Consulting
  • Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Jan 14, 2018
Permanent Advertising Entertainment Media / Journalism

Job Description

Swahili Content Writer

Location: Randburg, JHB

Salary: Highly Negotiable


About the Role:

The ideal candidate needs to be strong at spoken and written languages of English and Swahili (Tanzanian or Kenyan), have knowledge of website content publishing and have a broad understanding of social media platforms. The candidate must also have a key interest and understanding of African and mainstream television, and must be prepared to work flexible hours and have a passionate learning attitude.



Fluent in English and Swahili, as well as write and publish in English

Computer literate (experience with Apple Mac)

MS Office software skills (i.e. Excel, Powerpoint presentations)

Experience with image editing software, such as Photoshop advantageous

Familiar with online and social media platforms and publishing in a professional environment (i.e. Websites, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Google Plus, Vine etc.)

Qualification and experience in journalism and / or online media publishing

Experience / training in the television broadcast environment an advantage

Skilled in running online and social campaigns

Needs to be familiar with African and international mainstream television entertainment



Preparing content for online platforms for an East African audience.

Write engaging copy demonstrating the ability to translate broadcast events into news and feature articles

Write various content types such as website copy, articles, headlines, image captions, video abstracts etc.

Maintain and create original content for website and online platforms

Upload, publish and promote content on the online and social platforms

Researching, interviewing and sourcing information and news stories

Working with video team on content for online and social platforms, required to attend shoots where necessary

Coordinating and sourcing content

Reporting and analysis of stats and trends

Enhancing online and social media strategies and implementation

Cross-platform publishing with various CMS’s

Management of social communities

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