Job Opportunity | We’re Looking For Freelance Content Creators

Do you enjoy creating content and have a passion for SA’s local creative industry?

Between 10and5 has an immediate vacancy for a content creator with experience in writing about arts, culture and entertainment available in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The Content Creator will form part of the primary engine of the editorial team.

Required 

  • Excellent writing abilities
  • Ability to produce publish-ready copy
  • Ability to copy-edit and fact check own work
  • Understanding of the basic principles of good feature and news writing 
  • Strong grasp of the English language
  • Ability to work within deadline
  • Keen interest in culture, music, fashion, design and art
  • Ability to conduct interviews and to attend events

Preferred

  • A qualification in journalism/ English/ copy-writing
  • Previous experience at least 2 years or more in a copywriter/journalist role
  • Having deep roots in the SA creative class
  • Experience using a CMS
  • Ability to create video and photo content in addition to writing
  • Experience writing/creating/crafting exceptional social media content
  • Live coverage of events on social media

About the role

  • The content creator role pitches, writes and delivers complete stories ready for digital publication. 
  • The CC writes social media posts and creates enticing visual content to drive readers to read their stories
  • The CC is tasked with constantly researching and pitching new story ideas to the editorial team
  • They are also responsible to be the eyes and ears of the creative team and are expected to contribute regular story ideas to the agency team in support of upcoming or ongoing campaigns 
  • The CC is constantly thinking of new ways to gain readers to the website. 
  • They also contribute to branded content initiatives, and are not limited to only producing written editorial for the site, but are responsible for exploring new methods of delivering stories

Your Responsibilities

  • Research and pitch new story ideas
  • Receive story ideas from the editorial team and produce the stories
  • Maintain a high-standard of editorial quality
  • Contribute various types of articles on a wide range of topics
  • Providing feedback to other contributors, and editing other writers’ content
  • Optimizing content for search engines and online discoverability
  • Create branded content pieces
  • Write the social media copy for the editorial pieces
  • Deliver publish-ready stories 
  • Contribute to the branded content pitch ideas
  • Contribute research and ideas to internal brainstorms
  • Explore different methods of content creation
  • Unpack analytics and suggest improvements for stories and ideas
  • Produce full story packages from research, to photography, writing and social media copy
  • Contribute to any writing projects required in the company

How to Apply
Please fill in this form. Applications shall be reviewed on a rolling basis.



Between 10 and 5