We are hiring!

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  by Jordan Magrobi

We are hiring!

Are you:
An intersectional feminist? News hungry? Media savvy? Itching to see more women in the news?
Then we want you. Right now!

Quote This Woman+ needs a Community Co-ordinator with a go-get-‘em attitude to grow the grassroots voices in our database of women+ experts.

This is a six-month funded post, during which time you will be finding everyday women+ heroes to enrich news narratives. (And: find future funding and we’ll make sure the post is extended.)

We’ll need you to:

  • Build relationships; liaise with stakeholders; do marketing, advocacy and research.
  • Keep profiles on the database up to date and promote them as useful experts through media updates and social media posts.
  • Monitor the growth of the database with thought-leaders from rural areas and community organisations.
  • Devise sustainability strategies for the database from the perspective of grassroots voices


To be brilliant at this, we’re thinking you’ll:

  • Have a postgraduate qualification in social sciences, development studies or something similar. Undergrads / alternatively qualified humans who show us that they’re a fit for the job are welcome to apply.
  • Follow current affairs and have an interest in the issues facing the world.
  • Possess good people and communication skills. If you can’t pick up the telephone and WhatsApp call somebody to explain something to them, or ask them something urgent, this isn’t going to be the job for you.
  • Be creative. We’ll need you to design us lovely social media stuff on platforms like Canva, and to be able to run with basic social media.
  • Have excellent English language skills. We’re hoping you can write like a dream, present like a star, and that you’ll have the gift of the gab.
  • Marketing/selling skills for fund-raising are a huge bonus. Otherwise: we’re expecting you’ll have a willingness to learn these.


The post of Community Co-ordinator is a junior to mid-level position.
We’d love applications from Black African women and other marginalised people who believe what we do, are keen to build a long-term career with us, and are up to the challenge of finding the long term funding to make this happen.
Candidates must be South African residents or have a valid work permit.

Location: You tell us, you digital nomad, you!

How to apply

Please send your CV (2 pages max) and a covering letter to kath@quotethiswoman.org.za using the words Community Co-ordinator in the subject line. Deadline is noon on 2 November, 2023.

Your covering letter must:

  • Tell us why you’re an intersectional feminist.
  • Choose two important news categories (e.g environment and politics) and explain how you would approach desktop research to identify grassroots women+ trail-blazers working in these fields who could be invited to join the QW+ database.
  • Briefly sketch out what you might do to bring in future funds for your position in the context of your role of “devising sustainability strategies for the database from the perspective of grassroots voices” and say why you think your approach is likely to succeed.
  • Give us your specific salary expectations. We have a small budget for this, and need to see if we’re aligned (please feel free to get in touch if you’d like to discuss this beforehand – we’re very open to talking about it)

(Please note, there are no right or wrong answers to any of these questions, they’re merely asked to get to know you a bit better)

Note:
Please don’t use chatGPT to write your application. We want you, not a bot, and don’t think we won’t know the difference: we do!
We will do our absolute best to respond to every application, but if you haven’t heard back from us by 30 November, assume some other shero/theyro has gotten the post.

About Quote This Woman+
Quote This Woman+ is an intersectional feminist organisation fighting systemic gender bias in the Southern African media.
Our weapon in this battle: A database of 750 women+ experts on everything from Agriculture to Xenophobia that journalists use.
We also work with woman+ experts to improve agency & to dismantle the patriarchal restrictions that keep them in secondary roles, rather than owning the spotlight.
The + in women+ is because beyond women, our database is open to any expert whose voice is marginalised.

All queries welcome, email kath@quotethiswoman.org.za.

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