Technical Grant Writer /social media professional R10k-R16k /mo
A full-time position is available for a writer with experience and skill who can also produce passable graphics, engage with social media and generally assist with business development and marketing. The position largely involves writing funding applications and technical reports, together with web-copy. The employee must be able to write clearly, concisely and precisely, and generally be able to construct text based on discussions and instructions received. The writer must have experience in writing for business and have developed a strong ‘voice’. Basic prerequisites include accurate spelling and grammar usage. English must be the first language.
Candidates with the following experience will be well-suited to the post:
- Describing software and/or engineering products through the written word
- fundraising and writing grant proposals
- academic technical writing
- business plans and development of marketing materials
The writing will largely involve attracting researchers and funders to projects in education and environmental conservation. These exciting projects are based on cutting edge research aimed at improving the economic profile of South Africa. The company is undergoing strong growth and there is excellent potential for promotion to posts at higher levels.
All short-listed candidates will undergo competence testing (written test).
Only candidates holding completed Bachelor’s degrees will be considered.
The post will become active mid- to end-October, is full-time and the employee will be based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Howard College Campus in Berea, Durban).
Starting salary is R10k/mo with an anticipated increase to R16k/mo based on progress. The first three months will be a probation period, followed by a review at six months; depending on the level of success of the candidate and alignment with company goals, the salary may be further adjusted.
To be considered, please email a PDF’d CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. The CV must include the following:
- Proficiency summary describing level of experience in writing for technical reporting and/or fundraising. Describe any projects you’ve been involved in.
- Qualification with majors, certified copy of academic transcript
- Employment history
- photoID (passport photo)
- Possible date of assumption of duties.
: deadline for applications is 19 September 2016. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 24 September 2016 of an interview (0.5 hour) and proficiency test (1 hour) on a day 26-30 September 2016. The successful candidate will be informed 3 October at the latest.