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FunDza Literacy Trust: Content Manager (Non-fiction)

Westlake, Cape Town | 30 November, 2021
The FunDza Literacy Trust is a non-profit organisation with a mission of getting young people across South Africa reading and writing for pleasure. FunDza has an online reading platform that publishes a diverse range of local content relevant to its readership. It focuses strongly on supporting and developing new and emerging writers. Its online platform reaches more than 300,000 unique users monthly and it is constantly looking at new ways to grow this readership and deepen its impact.

FunDza is looking for a Content Manager (Non-fiction) to assist with the development of content (specifically non-fiction) for FunDza’s growing readership and the mentorship of youth writers. They will also play a key role in running a writing fellowship programme.
The key elements of the job include:

  • Assisting with the strategic development of a comprehensive reading and writing programme
  • Commissioning, editing and proofing content on a regular basis
  • Managing internal and freelance editors, translators and writers
  • Mentoring young writers
  • Teaching writing and running workshops
  • Writing articles and blogs as required
  • Report-writing as needed
  • Management of systems related to this role 


  • Relevant tertiary degree or diploma is required
  • Creative writing degree/diploma or journalism degree/diploma is advantageous
  • Prior editing or teaching experience is essential
  • Excellent English language skills are required
  • Knowledge of other African languages is advantageous
  • Ability to work well in a small team, and to manage others with sensitivity and assurance
  • Preferably, a driver’s licence and/or own transport

To find out more about FunDza, please visit our corporate site: fundza.co.za and to visit our online platform go to: live.fundza.mobi
Please note: This is a full-time position based in our office in Westlake, Cape Town, starting beginning of 2022. No relocation costs will be covered. The first three months form part of a probation period. The remuneration is aligned to qualifications and work experience.
To apply:

Please email a two-page CV with three contactable references, and a one-page motivation letter to Dawn Wilson – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – by 30 November 2021.
Include the following in the subject line: Content Manager (Non-fiction)
This appointment will be made in line with our employment equity strategy.

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