BackaBuddy is Hiring! New Social Media Marketing position available

Backabuddy is looking for a Social Media Marketing Officer who is able to increase our online presence and improve our marketing and impact efforts and be a part of this awesome team.

The ideal candidate has a keen interest in crowdfunding, is compassionate and passionate and willing to be an advocate for crowdfunding in Africa.


South Africa 

Work hours:

Primarily 8am-5pm but flexible, travel to Cape Town required once a quarter.


Market related R10 000 – R12 000 per month, depending on experience.

Employment type:

3 month set contract. Consideration for a permanent position following.

Start date: 

ASAP, but flexible for the right candidate.


  • Monitor social media groups, trends, tools, and applications and recommend actions/next steps.
  • Populating BackaBuddy’s social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest.
  • Updating the BackaBuddy WordPress blog.
  • Monitor the BackaBuddy general phone
  • Work closely with colleagues across the organizations to develop and post content to social networking sites.
  • Provide support to other team members on online promotions 
  • Source requested content and prepare for posting.
  • Managing the mass mailing tool by creating custom lists and emailing specific segmented recipients.
  • Manage Facebook Ads.
  • Manage advertising and attendance of online workshops
  • Execute a results-driven social media strategy.
  • Develop and curate engaging content for social media platforms.
  • Assist in the creation and editing of written, video, and photo content. (Copyrighting and Graphic design skills)
  • Attend events and produce live social media content.
  • Maintain unified brand voice across different social media channels.
  • Collaborate with marketing team to create a social media calendar 
  • Monitor social media channels for industry trends.
  • Interact with users and respond to social media messages, inquiries, and comments.
  • Review analytics and create reports on key metrics.
  • Assist in the development and management of social media marketing and influencer marketing strategy.

Minimum requirements:

  • Proven experience as a Social media coordinator
  • In-depth knowledge keyword research, Google Analytics and Adwords
  • Ability to deliver creative content (text, image and video)
  • Ability to gasp future trends in digital technologies and act proactively
  • Must have own laptop
  • Passion for social media and proficiency with major social media platforms and social media management tools
  • Proficiency with video and photo editing tools, digital media formats, and HTML (ideal)
  • Excellent social listening skills
  • Strong copywriting and copy editing skills
  • Top-notch oral and verbal communication skills
  • Impeccable time management skills with the ability to multitask
  • Detail-oriented approach with ability to work under pressure to meet deadline

To apply:
Please submit a motivational cover letter and resume with salary requirements to: [email protected] 

NB. Only those whose applications include a motivational cover letter will be considered. Only those considered & selected will be contacted.

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