Job Opening: Skilled Photo & Video Content Creator

Job Opening: Photo & Video Content Creator (Videographer, Photographer, Editor)

Maverick Media is a full-service creative agency and production house that is committed to generating original and highly innovative narrative-based marketing and entertainment media. Maverick Media also runs OpenAir Cinemas – Zimbabwe’s premier outdoor cinema experience.

We are seeking a highly skilled, creative and artistic visual storyteller to join our tight-knit team as a Photo & Video Content Creator. The candidate will be in charge of transforming abstract ideas into original and unique visual content that enhances brand messaging and marketing initiatives.

The Photo & Video Content Creator is an integral part of our team and must be familiar with every aspect of delivering creative content — from pitching, storyboarding and production to color grading video and photo content for final delivery (2–3 years experience). The ideal candidate will have a diverse set of skills including cinematography, photography, video and photo editing (animation & graphic design skills will be an added advantage) — someone who is naturally independent, but also loves to work collaboratively with the Creative Team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Creating visual content for a range of client marketing projects.
Determining and recommending well-defined artistic interpretation to best suit a variety of projects.
Setting all creative aesthetics – utilising advanced and specialised artistic knowledge of shot composition, scenes and sequences.
Capturing videography for marketing purposes (TV commercials, social media and digital billboard clips), and event videography for a wide range of internal and external events.
Capturing still photography: candid, studio, event, portrait, landscape, fashion, etc. for different clients.
Responsible for making decisions about aspect ratio, digital effects, image contrast, and frame rates.
Managing video and photo editing, assembling video and audio in non-linear editing software (Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro), and retouching images with professional photo & graphics editing software (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Creative Cloud).
Designing and developing motion graphics and still graphics for videos when required.
Managing equipment inventory and recommending new equipment and software purchases.
Post holder prepared to perform other related duties as assigned.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

Working knowledge of different professional-grade video and still cameras.
Demonstrated proficiency in video editing, visual effects and motion graphics.
Expert knowledge in lenses, filters, lighting techniques and camera movements to create dramatic effect and prompt different emotional responses from audiences.
Proficiency in lighting setups for studio and location shoots.
Ability to edit, retouch and resize images with speed and accuracy.
Ability to use initiative and come up with creative ideas.
Demonstrate creative flair in the presentation of work and development of creative ideas and design.
Ability and willingness to work within existing brand standards and guidelines.
Demonstrate understanding of consumer behaviour and knowledge about the future of how consumers interact with each other, consume and engage with content, and develop affinity to brands.
Knowledge of driving business impact from videos and images with ability to generate ROI.
Highly reliable, organised, efficient, and great at multitasking, successful candidate must be focused and deadline-driven.
Good time management and punctuality, ability to juggle multiple projects.
Excellent IT skills, proficient use of Mac/PC.
Animation and graphic design skills are a distinct advantage.
Experience in drone videography not essential but an added plus.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Educated to diploma or degree level in the Film / Video / Photo / Media fields, or equivalent experience working in production.
2–3 years demonstrated experience in the creation and editing of original, innovative and artistic cinematography/videography.
2–3 years demonstrated experience in still photography: candid, landscape, studio, fashion, event, portrait, etc.
Must have a strong working knowledge of digital video cameras as well as lighting and sound recording for studio and on-location productions.
Advanced knowledge in the use of professional video and photo editing software (Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator) or other editing suites and compression software applications.
Ability to transport, set up, and operate various heavy production equipment.
Flexible schedule to accommodate for off-hours events and completing urgent projects.
High level of self-motivation, initiative, and creativity.

Location: Harare
Role Type: Full-time

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send your current CV with a cover letter outlining the reasons why you would be suitable for this position via email to: recruitment@maverickmedia.co.zw.

IMPORTANT:
All candidates must submit a link to samples of their videography and photography or will not be considered.

If you have any further queries relating to the role please also email the address above.

DEADLINE: 30 JUNE 2020

Internship Opportunity: Marketing & Events Trainee (9–12 Months)

Marketing & Events Intern (9–12 Months)

Maverick Media is a full-service multimedia company that is committed to generating highly innovative original narrative-based marketing and entertainment media. Maverick Media also runs OpenAir Cinemas — Zimbabwe’s premier outdoor cinema experience.

This role is for a creative and proactive Marketing and Events Intern who will join the tight-knit Maverick Media team and work on a range of different internal and client marketing campaigns and events. We are looking for an enthusiastic marketing intern to join our marketing & events department and provide creative ideas to help achieve our goals. This position offers a great opportunity to develop your skills in a creative environment where fresh ideas are welcomed and encouraged.

As a marketing intern, you will collaborate with our marketing and events team in all stages of marketing campaigns. Your insightful contribution will help develop, expand and maintain our marketing channels. This internship will help you acquire marketing and events skills and provide you with knowledge of various marketing strategies. Ultimately, you will gain broad experience in marketing experience.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Proactively create, launch and assist in the management of social media and other digital marketing campaigns for clients
  • Participation in brainstorms to devise fresh and innovative ideas to increase followers and fans, and build engaged social media communities on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn
  • Monitor and respond to social media and digital activity
  • Assist in providing regular reporting and evaluation of social media and digital activity, for internal and external purposes
  • Create compelling online and offline marketing content and assets to attract consumers, engage existing users, and gain brand visibility on multiple marketing platforms
  • Get involved in coordinating aspects of internal and external events, including but not limited to event preparation, event management, capturing event footage etc. (candidate should have ability to work flexible hours for events including some weekends)
  • Support the marketing team in daily administrative tasks
  • Assist in marketing and events promotional activities
  • Prepare promotional presentations
  • Help organize marketing events
  • Post holder prepared to perform other related duties as assigned.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Strong desire to learn along with professional drive
  • Solid understanding of different marketing techniques
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Shona, Ndebele and French would be advantageous.
  • Enthusiastic, passionate and proactive
  • Able to use initiative and come up with creative ideas
  • Demonstrate knowledge of working with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, blogs, and emerging digital channels
  • Knowledge of driving business impact from social media and digital campaigns with an ability to generate ROI
  • Strong attention to detail and a high level of accuracy
  • Works well in a team as well as independently
  • Good IT skills, proficient use of Mac/PC
  • Good time management and punctuality, ability to juggle multiple projects
  • Confidence in providing reports and recommendations to all levels
  • Prior administration support would be at an advantage such as coverage and status report updating — Excel, Word document, PowerPoint updates
  • Demonstrate creative flair in the presentation of work and development of creative ideas and design.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Educated to degree level in related field or currently pursuing degree in relevant field
• Excellent English-language writing and editing ability, as well as verbal skills
• Social media experience
• High level of self-motivation, initiative, and creativity
• Languages: English, Shona and Ndebele (fluency in at least 2 of the languages is essential).

Location: Harare
Duration: 9–12 months internship.

How to Apply

Please send your current CV and a cover letter outlining the reasons why you would be suitable for this position via email to: recruitment@maverickmedia.co.zw

If you have any further questions relating to the role please also email the address above.

Deadline: 30 June 2020

Job Opening: Marketing & Social Media Specialist

Job Opening: Marketing & Social Media Specialist

Maverick Media is a full-service creative agency and production house that is committed to generating original and highly innovative narrative-based marketing and entertainment media. Maverick Media also runs OpenAir Cinemas – Zimbabwe’s premier outdoor cinema experience.

We are seeking a creative and driven Marketing & Social Media Specialist to join our tight-knit team of mavericks, working on a range of different client and internal social media, digital marketing and events initiatives simultaneously. We are looking for keen team players and self-sufficient multi-taskers who can efficiently juggle multiple projects and not compromise on quality.

The successful candidate will work as a content creator and community manager on a range of social media accounts. Strong attention to detail and a high level of accuracy are essential. This position will provide the successful candidate an opportunity to learn important marketing methods that will enhance their skills, at the same time contributing to the continued growth of Maverick Media.

We’re looking for candidates who love all things social and digital, and hold at least 2 years experience in digital marketing.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Acting as main content creator and community manager for a range of social media accounts on multiple platforms for clients
• Daily monitoring of social media accounts and working with pre-approved templates to provide responses to social media enquiries
• Participating in brainstorms to devise fresh and innovative ideas to increase followers and fans, and build engaged social media communities on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
• Generating monthly comprehensive reports and evaluations of social media and digital activity (using templates) for internal and external purposes (this is a time-consuming process but also an essential part of the role)
• Creating compelling content and assets to attract new visitors, engage existing users, and gain brand visibility through curating an active community and thereby encouraging sharing of content
• Getting involved in coordinating and conducting aspects of internal and external events
• Post holder prepared to perform other related duties as assigned.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

 Excellent communication skills and exceptional written English
• Enthusiastic, passionate and proactive
• Able to use initiative and come up with creative ideas
• Demonstrate knowledge of working with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, blogs,
and emerging digital channels
• Knowledge of driving business impact from social media and digital campaigns with an ability to generate ROI
• Strong attention to detail and a high level of accuracy
• Works well in a team as well as independently
• Good IT skills, proficient use of Mac/PC
• Good time management and punctuality, ability to juggle multiple projects
• Confidence in providing reports and recommendations to all levels
• Prior administration support would be at an advantage such as coverage and status report updating – excel, word document, PowerPoint updates.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Educated to degree level in the relevant field, experience within the marketing or media sector desirable
• Social media expertise and at least two (2) years experience in marketing, journalism or media sector
• Media admin, events, creative design, journalism or communications professional
experience would be at an advantage
• Excellent English-language writing and editing ability, as well as verbal skills
• High level of self-motivation, initiative, and creativity
• Languages: English and Shona or Ndebele (essential)

Location: Harare

How to Apply

Please send your current CV with a cover letter outlining the reasons why you would be suitable for this position via email to: recruitment@maverickmedia.co.zw

If you have any further queries relating to the role please also email the address above.
Deadline: 30 June 2020

Job Opening: Graphic Designer

Job Opening: Skilled Graphic Designer

Maverick Media is a full-service creative agency and production house that is committed to generating original and highly innovative narrative-based marketing and entertainment media. Maverick Media also runs OpenAir Cinemas – Zimbabwe’s premier outdoor cinema experience.

We are seeking a highly talented, creative and motivated Graphic Designer, who is passionate about design, to join our growing team. The successful candidate will be responsible for taking conceptual design ideas and creating visual representations of them, for both digital & print marketing assets for different brands. The position requires strong digital design skills, along with traditional design and print production experience especially in layout and typography.

We’re looking for talented and committed candidates, who hold at least 3 years experience in Graphic Design or Digital Illustration. This position will report to the Creative Director and work closely with the marketing team and other Visual Content Creators to produce high-quality marketing assets for different clients. Previous experience working at a marketing or advertising agency, as well as experience in photography, video production or editing are highly preferred.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Responsible for designing a wide variety of marketing assets for different brands, including: graphics for websites, advertising material, presentations, print collateral and brand identity material.
• Be the custodian of the brand look and feel for different brands, following brand
guidelines to ensure that the creative published across all channels maintains the
highest standard of the visual identities of the brands.
• Create visualizations (by software or hand) which convey accurate messaging and
undertones as dictated by the project.
• Determine voice and messaging for graphic design pieces.
• Develop product illustrations, logos, website graphics, etc. as needed for different
projects.
• Create engaging, interactive and compelling creative to meet different client
marketing and advertising needs such as graphics, images, videos, audio and other
multimedia formats using Adobe Creative Suite and other relevant multimedia tools.
• Interpret creative briefs, documented channel-specific best practices, and previous
performance data to produce high-performing creative.
• Advise on best practices and optimisation throughout design projects.
• Select colors, fonts, images, and layout for designs.
• Photo and video editing.
• Manage multiple projects and remain flexible through revisions while keeping a keen
attention to detail.
• Actively identify opportunities and new technologies to improve, develop and maintain
content.

SKILLS REQUIRED:
• Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, i.e. InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator.
• Solid technical knowledge of multimedia tools and different design and editing software.
• A keen eye for typography and layout hierarchy to develop fresh and innovative
designs; illustrative skills are a plus.
• Accuracy and strong attention to detail.
• Ability to work independently on projects with minimal oversight, as well as ability to
work in a team.
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, in a fast-paced, high-pressure
environment.
• Time management and organisational skills / able to meet deadlines.
• Advanced knowledge of print production – including pre-press, prep and preparing
files for print and building files for final output.
• Possess a passion for learning and an above and beyond attitude.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
QUALIFICATIONS:

• 3–5 years experience in Graphic Design, Design, Visual Communications or
Advertising; experience in agency / in-house environment a big plus.
• Degree in Graphic Design, Design, Visual Communications or Art, or related field
(extensive experience in the field may also be acceptable).
• Experience with both print and digital media.
• Proficient in design and photo-editing software.
• The ability and desire to stay up-to-date with commercial design/graphics trends and
implement these in daily work.
• Demonstrated proficiency in using required design software, including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Quark.

Location: Harare

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send your updated C.V. and a portfolio of your previous work via email to: recruitment@maverickmedia.co.zw

IMPORTANT: All candidates must submit a link to their Graphic Design Portfolio or will not be considered.

If you have any further queries relating to the role please also email the address above.

DEADLINE: 30 AUGUST 2019

Job Opening: Creative Director

Job Opening: Creative Director

Maverick Media is a full-service creative agency and production house, driven by the desire to connect brands with their audiences using narrative-based media. Maverick Media also runs OpenAir Cinemas — Zimbabwe’s premier outdoor cinema experience.

We are looking for an experienced Creative Director to lead a creative team of Mavericks. The successful candidate will work with the creative team to create, plan and deliver a strategic vision for client projects and marketing campaigns. In this role you’ll be involved in planning advertising and marketing initiatives, supervising the entire creative process and guiding the visual and marketing teams. This is a senior role for creative thinkers and proven leaders who are highly creative, dedicated, and possess excellent communication skills.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build, lead, and review work of the creative team in the production of all web, print, and digital marketing collateral.
  • Conceive and implement concepts, guidelines and internal and external marketing strategies that translate marketing objectives for different brands into clear and effective campaigns that resonate with target audiences.
  • Spearhead and manage content strategy for both small-scale and large-scale projects, harnessing strategy, digital and brand design, compelling content, and technology.
  • Supervise and motivate a cross-functional team of Graphic Designers, Copywriters, Social Media Managers, Video & Photo Content Creators, and Project Managers in the strategic development of messages and deliverables.
  • Collaborate with Account Executives to obtain knowledge of the clients’ requirements.
  • Supervise the creative team’s daily workflow, assign project workload, and monitor deadlines and budgets.
  • Prioritise work and resources across engagements based on short- and long-term needs, establishing production schedules by collaborating with Designers, Copywriters and Traffic.
  • Conduct brainstorming sessions with creative team, maintaining strategic and creative thinking to develop innovative and actionable creative initiatives in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Determine project content by reviewing and approving artwork and copy developed by the team, ensuring deliverables that effectively address marketing goals and challenges.
  • Provide regular and constructive feedback, and mentor individual members of the creative team.
  • Produce fresh, innovative work that translates complex ideas into compelling print material or digital communication that resonates with target audiences.
  • Present, or oversee presentation of final concepts, and obtain approvals for deliverables.
  • Design unique creative for projects and write well-crafted copy that meets clients’ needs.
  • Analyse and report on brand tracking, market trends, consumer need, and the competitive landscape.
  • Monitor results of team efforts, track and report on KPIs of team members and propose actions for the future.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Excellent project management skills and proven experience with concept development.
  • Outstanding leadership and organisational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as well as the ability to inspire the creative team to co-develop highly creative marketing and advertising content.
  • Strong communication skills and mentoring ability.
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines and juggle multiple projects.
  • Prior experience with design, copywriting or production.
  • Excellent working knowledge of software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign etc.
  • Strong understanding and past experience creating integrated content across all marketing channels from digital, social media, paid media, mobile, as well as strong understanding offline and print.
  • Highly skilled with leading and mentoring a team of creative talent.
  • Strong creative vision with an understanding of business objectives.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BSc/BA/BFA in Advertising or Marketing, Fine/Visual Art, Design or related field.
  • 4–5 years of proven experience in creative / visual / art direction or leading marketing communications at an agency or in-house marketing department or related experience.
  • Experience creating marketing/advertising campaigns from co-developing vision and the message platform to overseeing production on time and on budget.
  • Hands-on experience in creative process, marketing, graphic design and brand development.

Location: Harare
Role Type: Full-time

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send your current CV, a cover letter and a portfolio of your previous work via email to: recruitment@maverickmedia.co.zw

IMPORTANT:

To be considered for this role, all candidates must submit a link to or attach their Creative/Project Portfolios.

If you have any further queries relating to the role please also email the address above.

DEADLINE: 30 JUNE 2019

Job Opening: Senior Copywriter

Job Opening: Senior Copywriter

Maverick Media is a full-service creative agency and production house that is committed to generating original and highly innovative narrative-based marketing and entertainment media. Maverick Media also runs OpenAir Cinemas – Zimbabwe’s premier outdoor cinema experience.

We are seeking a highly experienced, confident and versatile Senior Copywriter who is imaginative in their writing and has a keen eye for detail and accuracy. The successful candidate will be a skilled storyteller, charged with compelling, convincing and converting stakeholders by delivering clear, creative, well-crafted messages.

We are looking for keen team players and self-sufficient multi-taskers to join a growing team of mavericks and collaborate with other Content Creators to create highly creative, compelling copy for social media, print and digital ads, video and radio scripts, and other marketing collateral. Social media community management will also be a key part of this role so you should be keen on and adept at all things social, digital and online engagement.

We are looking for someone who is intensely nitpicky about style rules, offended by typos, and instantly knows how to make a mediocre draft better. The candidate should be proficient at writing audience-focused copy — knowing when jargon is useful and when it gets in the way, when to add a dash of style, and when to just stick to facts.

To be considered for the role, candidates must hold at least 3–5 years experience in copywriting, creative advertising or marketing communications.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Writing clear, persuasive, original copy for ads and social networks, with sentences that are squeaky clean, compelling, and highly engaging.
• Taking ownership of copy briefs and creating assets that attract new visitors/customers, engage existing users, and gain brand visibility through curating an active community and thereby encouraging sharing of content
• Acting as main content creator and community manager for a range of social media accounts, monitoring daily account activity and generating monthly comprehensive reports and evaluations of social media and digital activity.
• Working with a team of other Content Creators to create print and digital ads, video and radio scripts, and other marketing collateral.
• Putting across and creating substantial content to convey their ideas in a succinct and persuasive manner.
• Maintaining brand consistency and alignment of brand voice across channels.
• Manage multiple projects and remain flexible through revisions while keeping a keen attention to detail.
• Brainstorming ideas and concepts for the visual and words with other members of the creative team.
• Displaying initiative by seeking out new trends and incorporating them into advertising campaigns effectively.
• Get involved in coordinating and conducting aspects of internal and external events.
• Post holder prepared to perform other related duties as assigned.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

 Exceptional verbal and written communication and creative writing skills.
•  Strong multimedia storytelling ability.
 Obsessive attention to detail and high-level accuracy.
 Possessing a passion for learning and an above-and-beyond attitude.
 Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
 Ability to work under pressure of deadlines without compromising quality.
 Highly reliable, organised and efficient, successful candidate must be focused and deadline-driven.
 Quick learner, able to grasp project requirements rapidly and offer valuable insights concisely.
 Demonstrate knowledge of working with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, blogs, and emerging digital channels.
 Requires the ability to work independently, take initiative, be detail-oriented, as well as approaching work with an attitude of collaboration, and work with members and staff professionally and tactfully.
 Candidate must be a solution-oriented, team player with the desire for team success.

QUALIFICATIONS:

3–5 years proven work experience as a Copywriter in marketing communications, writing a variety of marketing material and creative advertising.
• Degree in Marketing, English, Creative Writing, Journalism, Communications or related field.
• Proven experience working as part of a team serving multiple clients.

Location: Harare
Role Type: Full-time

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send your current CV with a cover letter outlining the reasons why you would be suitable for this position via email to: recruitment@maverickmedia.co.zw

IMPORTANT:

To be considered, all applicants must submit at least three writing samples, so we can get an idea of your best work. Feel free to include links to your content or portfolio in your application.

If you have any further queries relating to the role please also email the address above.

DEADLINE: 30 JUNE 2019

Job Opening: Social Media & Marketing Assistant (French-Speaking) [CLOSED]

Job Opening: Social Media & Marketing Assistant (French-Speaking)

Maverick Media is a full-service creative agency and production house that is committed to generating original and highly innovative narrative-based marketing and entertainment media. Maverick Media also runs OpenAir Cinemas – Zimbabwe’s premier outdoor cinema experience.

We are seeking a creative and proactive French-speaking Social Media & Marketing Assistant to join our tight-knit team, working on a range of different client and internal social media, digital marketing and events initiatives simultaneously. Native-level or full business proficiency in French is essential for this role as the successful candidate will be managing social media accounts for French-language markets. An understanding of differences in African French dialects would be a big plus.

This position will provide the successful candidate an opportunity to learn important marketing methods that will enhance their skills, at the same time contributing to the continued growth of Maverick Media.

We’re looking for committed candidates, who hold at least 1 year experience in marketing, PR or the media sector. Training will be provided and we will work with candidates to develop marketing knowledge and presentation skills. You will be doing a lot of repetitive work as a community manager for some social media accounts, not all the time, but a lot of the time, so please keep that in mind when applying for this position.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Acting as main content creator and community manager for a range of French-speaking social media accounts on multiple platforms for clients
• Daily monitoring of social media accounts and working with pre-approved templates to provide responses in French to social media enquiries
• Participating in brainstorms to devise fresh and innovative ideas to increase followers and fans, and build engaged social media communities on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
• Generating monthly comprehensive reports and evaluations of social media and digital activity (using templates) for internal and external purposes (this is a time-consuming process but also an essential part of the role)
• Create compelling content and assets to attract new visitors, engage existing users, and gain brand visibility through curating an active community and thereby encouraging sharing of content
• Get involved in coordinating and conducting aspects of internal and external events
• Post holder prepared to perform other related duties as assigned.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

Excellent communication skills and exceptional written French and English, native-level or full business proficiency in French is essential
• Enthusiastic, passionate and proactive
• Able to use initiative and come up with creative ideas
• Demonstrate knowledge of working with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, blogs,
and emerging digital channels
• Knowledge of driving business impact from social media and digital campaigns with an ability to generate ROI
• Strong attention to detail and a high level of accuracy
• Works well in a team as well as independently
• Good IT skills, proficient use of Mac/PC
• Good time management and punctuality, ability to juggle multiple projects
• Confidence in providing reports and recommendations to all levels
• Prior administration support would be at an advantage such as coverage and status report updating – Excel, Word document, PowerPoint updates.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Educated to degree level in the relevant field, and at least 1 year experience within the marketing, PR or media sector
• Excellent French-  and English-language writing, reading and editing ability, as well as verbal skills
• Social media expertise
• Media admin, events, creative design, journalism or communications professional experience would be at an advantage
• High level of self-motivation, initiative, and creativity
• Languages: French and English (essential), Shona or Ndebele (big plus).

LOCATION: Harare

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send your current CV with a cover letter outlining the reasons why you would be suitable for this position via email to: info@maverickmedia.co.zw

 If you have any further queries relating to the role please also email the address above.

DEADLINE: 27 July 2018

Job Opening: Skilled Photo & Video Content Creator [CLOSED]

Job Opening: Photo & Video Content Creator (Videographer, Photographer, Editor)

Maverick Media is a full-service creative agency and production house that is committed to generating original and highly innovative narrative-based marketing and entertainment media. Maverick Media also runs OpenAir Cinemas – Zimbabwe’s premier outdoor cinema experience.

We are seeking a highly skilled, creative and artistic visual storyteller to join our tight-knit team as a Photo & Video Content Creator. The candidate will be in charge of transforming abstract ideas into original and unique visual content that enhances brand messaging and marketing initiatives.

The Photo & Video Content Creator is an integral part of our team and must be familiar with every aspect of delivering creative content — from pitching, storyboarding and production to color grading video and photo content for final delivery (2–3 years experience). The ideal candidate will have a diverse set of skills including cinematography, photography, video & photo editing — someone who is naturally independent, but also loves to work collaboratively with the Creative team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Overseeing the creation of all visual content for a range of client marketing projects
Determining and recommending well-defined artistic interpretation to best suit a variety of projects
Setting all creative aesthetics – utilising advanced and specialised artistic knowledge of shot composition, scenes and sequences
Capturing videography for marketing purposes (TV commercials, social media and digital billboard clips), and event videography for a wide range of internal and external events
Capturing still photography: candid, studio, event, portrait, landscape, fashion, etc. for different clients
Responsible for making decisions about aspect ratio, digital effects, image contrast, and frame rates
Managing all video and photo editing, assembling video and audio in non-linear editing software (Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro), and retouching images with professional photo & graphics editing software (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Creative Cloud)
Designing and developing motion graphics and still graphics for videos when required
Managing equipment inventory and recommending new equipment and software purchases
Post holder prepared to perform other related duties as assigned.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

Working knowledge of different professional-grade video and still cameras
Demonstrated proficiency in video editing, visual effects and motion graphics
Expert knowledge in lenses, filters, lighting techniques and camera movements to create dramatic effect and prompt different emotional responses from audiences
Proficiency in lighting setups for studio and location shoots
Ability to edit, retouch and resize images with speed and accuracy
Ability to use initiative and come up with creative ideas
Demonstrate creative flair in the presentation of work and development of creative ideas and design
Ability and willingness to work within existing brand standards and guidelines
Demonstrate understanding of consumer behaviour and knowledge about the future of how consumers interact with each other, consume and engage with content, and develop affinity to brands
Knowledge of driving business impact from videos and images with ability to generate ROI
Highly reliable, organised, efficient, and great at multitasking, successful candidate must be focused and deadline-driven
Good time management and punctuality, ability to juggle multiple projects
Excellent IT skills, proficient use of Mac/PC
Animation and graphic design skills are a distinct advantage
Experience in drone videography not essential but an added plus.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Educated to diploma or degree level in the Film / Video / Photo / Media fields, or equivalent experience working in production
2–3 years demonstrated experience in the creation and editing of original, innovative and artistic cinematography/videography
2–3 years demonstrated experience in still photography: candid, landscape, studio, fashion, event, portrait, etc.
Must have a strong working knowledge of digital video cameras as well as lighting and sound recording for studio and on-location productions
Advanced knowledge in the use of professional video and photo editing software (Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator) or other editing suites and compression software applications
Ability to transport, set up, and operate various heavy production equipment
Flexible schedule to accommodate for off-hours events and completing urgent projects
High level of self-motivation, initiative, and creativity.

Location: Harare
Role Type: Full-time

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send your current CV with a cover letter outlining the reasons why you would be suitable for this position via email to: info@maverickmedia.co.zw.

IMPORTANT:
All candidates must submit a link to samples of their videography and photography or will not be considered.

If you have any further queries relating to the role please also email the address above.

DEADLINE: 30 April 2018

Job Opening: Content & Social Media Editor [CLOSED]

Content & Social Media Editor

Maverick Media is a full-service creative agency and production house that is committed to generating original and highly innovative narrative-based marketing and entertainment media.

We are seeking a dynamic, creative and self-driven individual with excellent communication and organisational skills to join our tight-knit team, working on a range of different client and internal social media, digital marketing and events initiatives simultaneously. If you’re passionate about editing and proofreading, mentoring young content creators and social media community managers, driving content marketing and storytelling for brands, and all things digital, we’d love to hear from you.

Training will be provided, but we strongly prefer someone with experience in: social media management, digital marketing, copywriting, copyediting and report writing. The successful candidate will need to be self-motivated and able to take initiative in managing a small team of content creators. The candidate must be willing to take on challenges and be responsible for delivering desired outcomes timeously.

You will be overseeing social media content creation and report writing processes so you must be able to demonstrate very strong communication skills, the ability to multitask and strong leadership skills. 3–5 years experience working in either social media management, content editing, journalism or communications professional roles is essential.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Overseeing the creation of social media and other marketing content, proofreading and editing all written material
• Edit client-facing content – including monthly reports and proposals
• Guiding a small team of content creators in the creation of compelling content and
assets to attract new visitors, engage existing users, and gain brand visibility for clients
• Responsible for leading the team in managing multiple social media accounts on
multiple platforms
• Work with the team to generate comprehensive reports and evaluations of social media
and digital activity for clients (this will be time-consuming but is a key part of the
candidate’s role)
• Leading brainstorming sessions to devise fresh and innovative ideas to increase
followers and fans, and build engaged social media communities on Facebook, Twitter,
Instagram and LinkedIn
• Monitoring and overseeing responses to social media and digital activity
• Get involved in coordinating and conducting aspects of internal and external events
• Post holder prepared to perform other related duties as assigned.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

Excellent communication skills and exceptional written English
• Impeccable copywriting and copyediting skills, strong attention to detail and a high level of editorial accuracy
• Highly reliable, organised, efficient, and great at multitasking, successful candidate must be focused and deadline-driven
• Strong leadership skills and ability to lead a small team in delivering desired outcomes
• Experience mentoring and managing an editorial team, ability to give instructions,
feedback and encouragement to team members
• Confidence in generating reports and recommendations to all levels
• Able to use initiative and come up with creative ideas
• Demonstrate creative flair in the presentation of work and development of creative ideas
and design
• Demonstrate knowledge of working with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn,
YouTube, blogs, and emerging digital channels
• Demonstrate understanding of consumer behaviour and knowledge about the future of
how consumers interact with each other, consume and engage with content, and
develop affinity to brands
• Knowledge of driving business impact from social media and digital campaigns with an
ability to generate ROI
• Good IT skills, proficient use of Mac/PC
• Good time management and punctuality, ability to juggle multiple projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Educated to degree level in the relevant field, experience within the marketing, publishing or media sector essential
• 3–5 years experience working in either social media management, client management, content editing, journalism or communications professional roles is essential
• Excellent English-language writing and editing ability, as well as verbal skills
• High level of self-motivation, initiative, and creativity
• Languages: English and Shona or Ndebele (essential), French (big plus).

Location: Harare

How to Apply

Please send your current CV with a cover letter outlining the reasons why you would be suitable for this position via email to: info@maverickmedia.co.zw

If you have any further queries relating to the role please also email the address above.

Deadline: 20 April 2018