Greenpeace: Social Media Manager

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Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 22 November, 2017
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Greenpeace was founded in 1971, when a small boat of volunteers and journalists sailed into Amchitka, an area north of Alaska, where the US Government was conducting underground nuclear tests. It was an act of rebellion against seemingly impossible odds. Today, Greenpeace is a modern, highly effective campaigning organisation with offices in 55 countries across Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

Based in Johannesburg, Greenpeace Africa is looking for a


Will administer the Greenpeace Africa’s social media strategy to reach new audiences and engage them in GPs campaigns. The position will be responsible for deliberating strategy, planning and KPIs, manage contents and provide analysis on their social media platforms. While the Social Media Manager focuses on growing their organic reach, s/he will work closely with the Digital Marketing Manager to increase collaboration with paid reach.

The Social Media Manager will be responsible for:

  • Leading the strategies for and manage Greenpeace’s social media platforms
  • Taking part in or leading project design process to ensure all projects have a strong digital engagement, social media component
  • Working with social media editors to implement projects, provide insight during the project to better deliver on set objectives
  • Training relevant staff and volunteers on social media
  • Collaborating with Digital Community Mobilisation Officer for co-creating contents with volunteers
  • Collaborating with others in Digital Unit and Communications Unit to deliver contents

Requirements for this post include:  

  • Tertiary qualifications in Digital Marketing, Communications, IT or other relevant fields, or equivalent experiences
  • Minimum 3-4 years of work experience in managing social media contents and strategies
  • Excellent language skills in English and demonstrates exceptional creativity
  • Competency in written French is an advantage
  • Online campaigning experience with a non-profit is an advantage
  • Awareness and knowledge of media landscape (daily news, current affairs, television, radio etc.)
  • Knowledge of and experience with Photoshop and production of visual materials
  • Ability to learn new tools
  • Strategic knowledge on managing social media channels
  • Travel is required <10%

View the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at and  email your application by Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 to


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