Social Media Coordinator Sub-Saharan Africa

Social Media Coordinator Sub-Saharan Africa

The Goethe-Institut e. V. is the globally active cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany. We promote knowledge of the German language outside Germany and foster international cultural cooperation. In addition, we convey a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information on cultural, social and political life. The Goethe-Institut Johannesburg is the Regional Office responsible for the coordination of the work of 15 Goethe-Instituts in Subsaharan Africa.

As part of our work in the Information Department of the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, we are looking for a

Social Media Coordinator Sub-Saharan Africa

Your area of responsibility essentially includes:
  • Further development of the existing regional social media strategy in coordination with the regional head of information services and the communications team
  • Development of a content schedule system
  • Commissioning of content and coordination of regional content delivery from Goethe-Institutes in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Content creation: copy-writing, creation of graphics and short videos in line with the (visual) language of the Goethe-Institut
  • Evaluation of posts
  • Community management
  • Occasionally: participation in events, organisation of live streams 
 

Your profile:

  • Relevant experience in public relations and social media in the creative and cultural sector or comparable professional experience
  • Excellent proficiency in English. French and German are of advantage.
  • Basic graphic design and video editing skills are of advantage.
  • Knowledge of the African cultural and media landscape
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently, flexibly and as part of a team
  • Reliability and accuracy
  • Very good communication skills
  • Work permit for South Africa

The scope of employment is 50% (20hrs/week) and remuneration is according to the valid remuneration scheme for local staff of the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg. Please send your application in German or English (letter of motivation and curriculum vitae, references/work certificates if applicable) to the Regional Head of Information, Stefanie Kastner, by 09.08.2021 at the latest: stefanie.kastner@goethe.de