Heartlines is recruiting for a media assistant


Position: Media Assistant


What’s this position about?

The award-winning media NGO Heartlines is looking for a media assistant to be part of our in-house media team. Heartlines believes in the power of values-based story to touch hearts and transform lives.


Find out more at www.heartlines.org.za


 What will I do?

  • Update existing social media accounts and pages (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.) on a daily basis
  • Upload videos, photo albums, etc
  • Find new ways to grow the company social media platforms
  • Initiate conversations with our fans and followers on a daily basis
  • Report findings and new ideas to the team
  • Investigate new social networks
  • Update the company website from time to time
  • Press release writing and media targeting
  • Media relations management (telephone, email and social media)
  • Content creation and copywriting.


 What skills and experience do I need?

  • A diploma or degree in Journalism, Media Studies, Communication, PR or languages
  • Two or more years of formal media or communication experience
  • Excellent written, grammar, spelling and presentation skills
  • Experience with various social media platforms
  • Ability to identify with our target market and speak to that audience in the Heartlines tone and voice
  • Knowledge of existing and new online tools such as tweetdeck, Mailchimp, Facebook advertising and others.


Anything else that would improve my chances?

  • Fluency in additional South African languages is highly favourable
  • Knowledge of digital media software such as Photoshop or other graphic design software is advantageous
  • Knowledge of video editing software such as Adobe Premier, iMovie, Final Cut, etc. is advantageous.

What are the practicalities?

  • This position is in Johannesburg
  • Occasional travel is required.

How about my personal values and abilities?

  • A high level of integrity and a willingness to serve
  • Ability to adapt and multi-task, and to work independently as well as in a team
  • If you believe in the power of media to make a positive difference, you should apply today!


I’m sold – where do I apply?

Please send an email to thabisa@heartlines.org.za with the following attachments:


  • A concise CV highlighting all employment (paid or unpaid), tertiary education and skills relevant to this position (no more than 3 pages)
  • A reference letter from a previous employer, colleague or mentor
  • A 250-word paragraph on why you are the media assistant of our dreams.



Closing date for applications: 10 November 2014.


Salary: based on skills and experience.


Starting date for position: 5 January 2015.


Recruitment media assistant position


Written by Heartlines

7 Comment responses

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    October 31, 2014

    Wow i cant wait to apply for dis opportunity, great one thank you….


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    October 31, 2014

    Can u please send me this information on the above mentioned e-mail address.


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    November 10, 2014

    Please ,can non-south africans apply? I’m a Nigerian.


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      November 14, 2014

      Anyone can apply that is willing to be based in Johannesburg!


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    November 10, 2014

    So hungry for this position.


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