Corruption Watch (CW) Recent Available Employment Opportunity

Posted on :

11 Jun, 2019

Category :

IT Jobs in South Africa

Corruption Watch (CW) is a nonprofit, civil society organisation. CW receives reports of corruption from the public, investigates certain reports, exposes corruption through communications’ platforms and mobilises the public to take a stand against corruption and the abuse of public funds.


Job Title: Website Assistant
Job Location: Johannesburg

The purpose of the position is to assist the website editor in the day-to-day running, maintenance and updating of the website, with some scope for creative input into the content.


Website maintenance:

  • Provide support to the website/writing team of Corruption Watch
  • New content: take responsibility for publishing new and original material and articles from other sites in a timely fashion, in accordance with the content schedule prepared by the website / writing team

Website maintenance:

  • Update out-of-date information on our website, ensuring that all pages are up to date (e.g. jobs/publications)
  • Researching and entering upcoming events and conferences, managing events calendar and ensuring that it is regularly populated, and used by internal staff
  • Assist with creation and maintenance of campaign landing pages
  • Monitor website on a daily basis ensuring functionality, and also that information is current
  • Maintain image library for use on the website: download and save images that complement the published text, keeping in mind any copyright implications
  • Liaise with all CW units to establish a pipeline of information as part of broader knowledge management function
  • Engage with the communications team to ensure that website content is repackaged and posted on social media platforms
  • Craft new content and source images for the website from time to time

Technical and administrative activities:

  • Assume responsibility for all administrative and related tasks required for website maintenance
  • Assess technological tools and requirements for efficient website maintenance and engage with service providers and suppliers
  • Prepare necessary paperwork for payments, to suppliers and also for team expenses
  • Manage meeting schedule for website/writing team


  • Attend certain CW and external events.
  • Write brief reports and take photographs to document the event for use on the website and other platforms.


  • Website editor:  Work closely with website editor on day-to-day running and maintenance of the website, and content pipeline
  • Head of communications / digital officer: Liaise around content ideas and suitable images for profiling CW and its work
  • Finance and admin team: Finance-related issues re fundraising, and other general administration purposes
  • External providers: Website maintenance team, technology partners, image banks, etc
  • Management: Attending to ad hoc requests


  • Minimum of three years’ experience in website maintenance
  • Demonstrable experience in working with WordPress
  • Digital media literate
  • English writing skills
  • Understanding of online environment, digital tools and trends
  • Well-developed internet research skills
  • Understanding knowledge management systems
  • Website metrics and analytics tools
  • Some knowledge of current affairs
  • Understanding of NGO environment
  • Ability to produce high-quality written material in English
  • Administrative skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Proofreading skills
  • Creativity in the digital environment
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Technical skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Disciplined
  • Team player
  • Integrity
  • Strong work ethic
  • Self-motivated
  • Organised
  • Committed to professional excellence

To apply

Submit a CV [email protected], including with your e-mail:

  • A covering letter motivating your application for the position
  • A concise CV (not more than two pages)
  • Details of three contactable references (including e-mail addresses)

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.


Application Deadline: Saturday, 22 June, 2019

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