Social Media Manager
(30 May 2017)

Social Media Manager

Looking for a mid-level Social Media Manager for an advertiser funded live daily talk-show. Audience and content has a strong female focus. 

Remuneration:     Basic salary 
Location: Cape Town
Job level: Mid
Own transport required: Yes
Social Media Manager

Cardova is a fast growing lifestyle media production company based in Cape Town which produces various advertiser funded television shows such as the award-winning Expresso Show, Afternoon Express and Tropika Island of Treasure which are broadcast both locally on SABC3 and internationally on The Africa Channel in the USA.
Cardova employs ambitious and committed people who want to be innovative, grow with the company, and create market-leading campaigns for their clients.
The ideal candidate is someone who wants to be part of the company’s growth story, is happy multi-tasking, is pro-active, a team player, a problem-solver and wants to make an impact. They should not be afraid to get their hands dirty, be willing to take instruction and to develop with the team as the company grows. The individual should have a marketing and publishing mind-set and be interested in the broadcasting industry.

Job Description
The Social Media Manager will be responsible for crafting and managing the execution of various forms of digital content, including but not limited to social media, website, newsletter, paid advertising, and broadcast content. The role extends to include:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creating content plans in line with a brand’s strategy and tone
  • Create new pieces of content, manage how messages are timeously distributed, measure response and tailor future efforts accordingly
  • Curate content to ensure a high standard of quality and relevance to users
  • Liaising with client and addressing key queries around content – understand what kind of publicity is sought and how to get it
  • Driving engagement and conversations via engaging & shareable content with the community and ultimately establishing brand loyalty
  • Identifying tactical and relevant opportunities to engage – creating / tailoring exciting new content to the needs of the audience in the context of client product and or industry
  • Working closely with the Digital team to drive positive sentiment and optimisation
  • Be holistic to ensure a brand is not overshadowed by off-brand messages and ideas.
  • Executing and optimising content during campaigns to ensure momentum and visibility
  • Keeping up-to-date with the latest trends within the digital and social media landscape
  • Inputting into campaign ideas and creative brainstorming sessions

Personal Skills/Attributes

  • Minimum 2 years of industry experience
  • Professional manner
  • Pride in work with attention to detail
  • Ability to translate a creative concept into a clear content plan
  • Must be comfortable with writing in various styles and for multiple formats
  • Active and well-rounded personal presence in social media, with an understanding of each platform and the best practices
  • Well-developed sense of humour and enjoys being part of a team
  • Collaborative
  • User focused, always trying to understand a product from the users perspective
  • Independent and self -motivated
  • Confident and proactive
  • Solution and deadline driven
  • Strong analytical mind and in-depth experience of social media reporting and analytics
  • Ability to adapt (any environment, systems, processes, and procedures)
  • Good time management


Please submit your CV and covering letter to
Only applicants with relevant industry and role experience need apply

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