Softcom was established in 2007 with a mission to “connect people and businesses with meaningful innovation”. A technology company which aims to solve problems that will connect people and businesses to value that ultimately improves their lives. We want our products to enable inclusion and growth for people and businesses in Africa.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Content Writer
The Content Central unit of Softcom is a Creative Writers’ hub for print media (brochures), online media (social media, articles, blogs, and web copywriting), and all in-app written content. We are looking for a creative Content Writer to refine, plan, produce and analyze the written content we create.
Our ideal candidate is a team-spirited, skilled, experienced, and imaginative writer with an eye for detail, who writes clear and concise copy for scripts, social, in-app, and web content. Your words will inform, educate, engage and convert a variety of target audiences.
You will oversee and ensure the desired creation of written and visual content, from conceptualization to publishing and reporting.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assist the editorial team in brainstorming content creation materials and strategies to attract, encourage and drive the target audience to take the desired actions
Interpret copywriting briefs to understand and deliver on project requirements
Assist the team in writing engaging brochures, articles, blog posts, press releases, and editorial calendars, etc.
Write clean, clear, concise, and well-polished copy with a distinct voice
Proofread and edit content produced by teammates
Collaborate with Creatives and other Marketing professionals on a variety of projects(e.g. Social, print, in-app, web, and email content)
Use SEO principles to drive copy’s reach for web
Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and customer challenges in order to build a more effective and engaging editorial calendar.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree and/or Master’s Degree in communications or the arts
3+ years proven experience as a Content Writer. Agency experience is a definite plus
Excellent creative writing, storytelling, editing and proofreading skills
Vast experience in creating content for social media, web, app and print
Super strong presentation, writing, and critical thinking skills
Excellent time-management and organizational skills
Experience with marketing professional services and familiarity with industry terms,deliverables, and processes.
Belief: You believe in the company and its mission, in yourself and your ability to getthe job done and in your teammates and the sincerity of their intentions.
Ownership: You are dependable. You will do what is required, not what is requested. As a result, you see gaps, and you continually work to ensure they do not impact the outcomes of your deliverables.
Adaptability: You understand the requirements of working in a company with a startup culture like Softcom and are agile enough to take on responsibilities that advance the mission and objectives of the organization.
Teachability: Your desire to deepen your knowledge of what you know and learn what you do not is insatiable. You leverage the people, tools and resources at your disposal to increase your capacity to deliver.
Empathy: You seek first to understand and then to be understood. Where there is doubt, you err on the side of kindness. You de escalate, you resolve; you constantly seek ways to foster harmony and cohesion with yourself, your teammates and the organization.