Marketing Assistant

We have an awesome opportunity for a talented, creative, driven, out-of-the-box thinker with a passion for all things marketing to join us. Marketing at SurTech is true performance marketing, driven by data, automation, a creative mindset, with a high attention to detail. Spend your days assisting with the hands-on implementation of all marketing strategy and company initiatives to achieve targets and key performance indicators.

Key deliverables

  1. General marketing administration: Provide administrative assistance, draft, proofread and check documentation, plan- ahead for recurring events & tasks, compile and edit PowerPoint slide decks.
  2. Event management: Co-ordinate in-person client events, client webinars, staff/company events.
  3. Video & photography: Write scripts, film, and edit inhouse videos. Capture the essence of the SurTech culture through photos.
  4. Event coordination: Plan and arrange in-person client events throughout Africa, online webinars as well as staff events such as company day, year-end party, and other ad hoc events.
  5. High attention to detail, has been called OCD in the past: Triple check all documents and content.
  6. Website administration: Create, upload, and manage website content.
  7. Social media management: Content creation and manage content calendar.
  8. Marketing emails: Create copy and artwork as well as build and distribute digital mailers and automated journeys using Pardot.
  9. Digital marketing: Roll-out and manage digital marketing activities. Including but not limited to Google Ads, remarketing, PPC, SEO, Linkedin and Google analytics.
  10. Marketing reporting: Prepare accurate reports for various traditional & digital marketing campaign’s overall performances and provide suggestions for performance improvements.

Technical knowledge, skills & abilities

  1. Practical experience with a range of traditional and digital marketing techniques and technologies.
  2. Solid knowledge of digital and social media marketing platforms, especially within the B2B space i.e., Google Ads, Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram etc
  3. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software packages, such as Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint

Behavioural, soft competencies & skills

  1. Great time management skills with ability to meet deadlines.
  2. Take ownership and accountability for tasks and demonstrate effective self-management.
  3. A readiness to work hard.
  4. Innovative & creative problem solver with a thirst for learning and continually looking for ways to do things better.
  5. Excellent communication & interpersonal skills.
  6. Creativity with a focus on results.
  7. Highly organised with a good eye for detail. Someone with OCD tendencies will fit in perfectly.
  8. Solid understanding of SEO, Google advertising, statistics management, & content creation.
  9. Highly creative but balanced with excellent analytical abilities.
  10. Strong copy writing skills and able to write using English business language.
  11. Basic graphic design knowledge.

Details of preferred experience

  1. At least 1-year hands-on marketing experience across digital and traditional marketing.
  2. Experience with WordPress, Adobe CS and any mainstream email marketing tool such as Hubspot, Marketo, Pardot, Mailchimp.
  3. Basic graphic design experience
  4. Experience with a customer relationship management (CRM) software, such as Salesforce