Media Coordinator Volunteer

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Program Description

The Media Coordinator supports the Marketing Manager in implementing all Media activities for WhizzKids United.
This includes but is not limited to:
• Creating website content (Text, Image, Video etc) for the WhizzKids United website
• Regularly reviewing website content
• Updating team profiles on the website
• Working with team members in compiling stories for the website
o Blogs: min 1 per week
o News: when relevant stories arise
• Review success of website activities through Google Analytics
• Dealing with all website queries

Social Media
• Daily updates on WKU’s Facebook page
• Quick and reliable interaction with WKU supporters across all social media platforms (Likes, Comments, Shares, Retweets, Direct Messages etc)
• Regular usage of Twitter
• Growing WKU’s Youtube page
• Develop content as necessary
• Review success of Social Media activities through provided analysis Tools

Monthly Newsletter
• Compile list of stories for monthly newsletter in coordination with Marketing Manager/Country Director
• Writing stories for newsletter in cooperation with team members
• Dealing with all responses to newsletter
• Reviewing success of newsletter through analysis tools
o Suggest improvements where relevant and appropriate

Other Online Platforms
• Regularly review and update WKU’s profile on all online platforms
• Keep updated overview WKU’s profiles on other online platforms
• Deal with all queries regarding other online platforms


This position is a non-salaried position.

One of the main benefits for the applicant is the chance to make a real difference in the lives of young South Africans infected and affected by HIV & AIDS.
It will give the applicant the opportunity to fully immerse in South African culture and have the chance to work alongside people from around the world.
It is an exciting, dynamic role and an exceptional opportunity for those looking to gain experience in programme coordination within a well respected and successful NGO. In particular, this position will also provide a great range of experiences for someone wishing to pursue a career in overseas development.


It is essential that the applicant:
• Has a good understanding of English, both written and spoken
• Be Proficiened in Microsoft Office (especially MS Word and Excel)
• Have excellent people skills
• Be highly motivated and with a good working attitude
• Ideally have an interest in football
• Be able to commit to 3 months to 1 year.

It is preferred that the applicant has:
• A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline OR is currently enrolled in college/university studying a relevant subject
• Project management experience
• Good analytical skills
• Some experience in football Coaching

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What`s Included

Getting to know the Zulu culture in South Africa and being involved with this outstanding organisation will definitely be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you.

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Program Locations

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

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Program Details

WhizzKids United
  • South Africa: Pietermaritzburg
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
3-6 months, 6-12 months
Unpaid. Accommodation is 110-150R/ night
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