Content Producer- Health24
Cape Town, Western Cape
Posted 18 January 2019 - Closing Date 25 January 2019

Job Details

Job Description

Job Description is looking for a content producer to join the Health24 team. To produce quality, engaging and factually correct health and wellness content, including lifestyle, medical and news, as well as sponsored native content, to tight deadlines, on a daily basis.

Minimum Requirements 

• A media studies, journalism, language or communications degree or diploma
• Must have experience in the journalism industry, preferably in an online medical writing/health and lifestyle environment
• Must have a good understanding of the health landscape in South Africa
• Additional magazine or public relations/agency experience will be advantageous, especially regarding client relations
• Must have Photoshop and basic image editing skills
• Must have knowledge of SEO best practices
• CMS experience will be advantageous

Skills & Competencies 
• Must have the ability to write in and easily switch between a variety of styles, from lifestyle content to writing about medical topics, to popular and informal opinion pieces, as well human-interest stories.
• Must have the ability to interpret medical and scientific studies and data and rewrite them in colloquial style
• Must have nose for news with a specific interest in health
• Must be a digital native with a good understanding of online media, including SEO
• Must have excellent English language writing, subbing and editing skills
• Must be an avid reader and consumer of a wide variety of digital content
• Must be versatile and flexible, and adaptable to change
• Must be able to perform under pressure, with short turn-around times and generating a large volume of original content on a weekly basis
• Must have sound knowledge of social media and how to utilise the platforms for a brand

Duties & Responsibilities 

• Must generate health-related ideas and content, by writing, repurposing, localising, researching, editing and publishing copy
• Creation of compelling native content for sponsored Health24 sections, or campaigns, which encompasses both editorial and client needs
• Must optimise all articles – including headings and blurbs, for SEO
• Must adhere to the quality and content standards as laid out and required by
• Must liaise with network of contacts to assist with research or completion of health-related articles/features
• Will be responsible for the creation or briefing of health-related multimedia content, including galleries, video and infographics
• May have to curate and aggregate health-related content from a variety of online and offline sources
• May have to take responsibility for the quality of content and the general appearance of certain sections of the website (especially sponsored sections)
• May be required to liaise with clients regarding editorial requirements for sponsored sections or campaigns
• May be required to assist and support freelance staff and junior permanent staff
• May be required to translate material
• May be required to attend functions, launches, conferences etc on behalf of Health24.

About Us 
Media24 is a leading media company in Africa with interests in digital media, newspapers, magazines, printing, distribution, book publishing, job classifieds and ecommerce. Media24’s digital media division,, is a leading African network of popular digital publishing brands and online services across internet, mobile and applications. is dedicated to creating and sustaining uniquely African online and mobile communities. As South Africa’s largest digital publishing house, the network welcomes over 16 million local unique browsers monthly. Media24 is part of Naspers, a multinational group of media and ecommerce platforms.

Disclaimer: Preference will be given to employment equity candidates.