Youth Capital: Content and Communications Manager

Youth Capital
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Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 18 March, 2019
Opportunity type: 

Content and Communications Manager – Youth Capital

South Africa is currently wasting the potential of a generation of young people. It’s time to shift gears.
Youth Capital ( aims to become a dynamic national campaign; driving solutions for youth employment by fusing together young people’s perspectives and rich evidence into a powerful agenda of action. While the campaign is grounded in an engaged young constituency, it must land with a diverse set of stakeholders to gain traction. 
Currently incubated by the DG Murray Trust (, Youth Capital is looking for a dynamic individual to join the team as a Content and Communications Manager. 
The ideal candidate must be able to conceptualise and execute a clear communications strategy driving campaign objectives through diverse platforms such as digital, print and audio-visual media. Given the nature of the work, the Communications and Content Manager must be comfortable working with technical and data-heavy information, and have the necessary skills to transform it into accessible and interesting communications products for a variety of channels and audiences.
Key responsibilities will include:

  • Designing and managing the overall communications strategy for Youth Capital – including the strategy to communicate with the young constituency as well as stakeholders in the policy, public, and civil society sectors.
  • Designing the overall strategy on how to engage with and build a network of young people.
  • Working with the Project Lead and Network Mobiliser to develop products, including:
    • Concept notes, policy and legislative commentary, an annual State of Youth publication and newsletters;
  • Working with the Project Lead and Network Mobiliser to create content for public and social media channels, including: 
    • Op-eds, blog posts and articles;  and
    • Tweets, Facebook posts, Instagram posts;


  • A relevant degree or diploma – such as one in journalism, political studies or anthropology.
  • Outstanding English writing and verbal communication skills; as well as copy editing, proofreading and copywriting skills.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in a Communications Strategy Management and/or Content Creation role.
  • Excellent time management skills and an ability to self-manage and work towards deadlines.
  • An extremely good eye for detail.
  • Proven experience as a strong writer and the ability to work across media platforms.
  • Skills in interpreting data, framing and presenting arguments.
  • The ability to apply research insights and knowledge of behaviour change and communication theory to a practical implementation plan.
  • Passion for advocacy work in the social sector.
  • An affinity for youth development.
  • Knowledge of the South African media landscape would be an advantage.

This is a 12 month, fixed-term contract. Salary is negotiable based on skills and experience. The position is based in Cape Town. The position will require domestic travel.  Interested candidates should send a short letter of motivation, CV, and the names and contact details of three references by email to by 18 March 2019.

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