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Content Specialist (10-month contract)

Apex Group Ltd

Apex Group Ltd

Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024


Content Specialist

Energetic, organised, and looking to develop your career? We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and enthusiastic Content Specialist to join our fast-paced global marketing team! The role is ideal for a self-motivated and meticulous candidate with a flair for writing compelling content. You will be responsible for the planning and creation of articles, digital content, and other marketing materials, while upholding the company’s tone of voice.

If you’re ready to unlock your full potential and supercharge your career, you might just be the perfect fit for our high-impact and growing team! Apply now and take the first step towards a fulfilling journey with Apex Group, a global financial services provider with over 13, 000 employees worldwide.

Role location: Cape Town, Mowbray

Department: Marketing

Employment Type: Fixed Term – 10 months.

The role and key responsibilities:

  • Content planning and approvals
    • Manage the thought-leadership content schedule
    • Ensure social media content meets the requirements outlined in the brief submitted by stakeholders
    • Manage content approvals from our sport sponsorship stakeholders
    • Develop website content briefs with stakeholders and oversee the approval workflow
    • Engage the operations and analytics teams about what content works and align with content strategy
    • Support the Content Manager with ensuring content requests are managed through agreed content SLAs

  • Content creation
    • Support in the content creation process across a variety of channels, coordinating closely with the Content Manager and Head of Content
    • Attend local industry events and post live to social media, while also capturing content for post event blogs
    • Capture stakeholder feedback in drafted content
    • Perform proof-reading and ensure all content is in accordance with our tone of voice guidelines
    • Research credible references for content
    • Work with the SEO manager to ensure content is in line with strategy and gains maximum exposure
    • Work with external agencies as required on content production, briefings, and proofing
    • Support our web-bot initiative by working with our vendor to update bot copy as required
    • Repurpose existing content to maximise content value and longevity – finding ways to update it, and/or turn it into new forms of content such as infographics etc.
    • Provide ad-hoc support to the broader marketing team in developing and delivering effective content

  • Content delivery
    • Upload thought-leadership content to our websites
    • Ensure content is produced in a timely manner and meet deadlines
    • Upload thought-leadership content to our internal channels

Skills required:

The successful candidate will have:

  • A min 7 years in a content or communications role – preferably within financial services
  • Demonstrable ability to write engaging and well-structured copy
  • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail
  • You will need experience in and a passion for creating content, both written and visual, that supports our brand awareness and lead generation efforts
  • Degree educated - ideally in English, business, communications, marketing, or journalism
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills, with excellent levels of English
  • Able to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Ability to delve into technical content and translate it into engaging and thought-provoking messages
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to build strong relationships across geographies and levels
  • Highly organised and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • An interest in financial services
  • Experience in Microsoft office tools is a must-have

What you will get in return:

  • A high level of visibility within a large organisation on an upwards trajectory
  • The ability to define marketing processes to drive innovation and have a tangible impact on the business
  • Be part of a dynamic and fast-paced team that makes a genuine impact on revenue and sales pipeline.
  • Exposure to all aspects of the business, cross-jurisdiction and to working with senior management directly.
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse, agile, and global marketing team.
  • The opportunity to innovate, instil discipline in brand activities, and really make a difference.

Reporting structure

The Content Specialist will report to the Head of Content.

Additional information:

We are an equal opportunity employer and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. Any hiring decision are made on the basis of skills, qualifications and experiences.

We measure our success as a business, not only by delivering great products and services and continually increasing our assets under administration and market share, but also by how we positively impact people, society and the planet.

For more information on our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) please visit https://theapexgroup.com/csr-policy/

If you are looking to take that next step in your career and are ready to work for a high performing organisation, alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, please submit your application.