Content Lead

Why now is a great time to join OfferZen

This is an opportunity to make a significant impact at a fast-growing tech company.

Over the past 5+ years, OfferZen has managed to make a large dent in the South African tech recruitment space and we have recently opened offices in the Netherlands. We are on a mission to help more people thrive in tech - becoming the central place for software makers to build great careers and companies to build winning teams. Our team has grown from 4 to 90+ and we’re looking to add more smart people who want to contribute meaningfully.

The opportunity:

Our mandate within the Growth Group of OfferZen is to engage and grow our community of developers and companies by engaging them with valuable tech career content, events, reports and tools. 

As Content Lead, you’ll play a key role in helping our content team create a “must read” publication for our target market. You’ll be responsible for the quality and impact of our output and leading a team of A-players that have built up OfferZen’s blog and newsletters over the past two years.

What you’ll do:

  • The content team has a regular publishing cadence in the relevant content buckets
  • Work with the Head of Brand to create content calendars based on strategic content categories that attract and convert our ideal customers.
  • Create weekly company-facing and bi-weekly candidate facing newsletters in collaboration with the marketing and product marketing teams
  • Lead the team to create data and research driven reports for download or online viewing
  • You’re able and excited to help your team create clear processes, build strong systems and make autonomous decisions
  • Provide valuable feedback on our content drafts to help the team put out world-class content

We need someone with:

  • Experience in marketing, journalism or similar field
  • Previous experience in leading a  content team
  • Experience in producing world-class written content (Experience with multimedia content a plus)
  • Understands telling stories with data and can or has worked with data or research driven content
  • Thrives with lots of feedback - high resilience
  • Interested in understanding our customers
  • Interested in tech and startups
  • Obsessive about self-improvement & constant learning
  • Voracious reader
  • Driven to work super hard to achieve a “Silicon Valley” level of personal execution

What it’s like to work here

We are a fun-loving and very driven team of 90+ people.

We love to do fun stuff together. We are focused on building a connected tribe and a sense of belonging. We value unique and diverse approaches and ensure we create opportunities to share and learn from each other. We have regular online events, show and tells and a book club as well as regional and annual off-site events. 

We're dedicated to authenticity. We treat people as people, caring personally and speaking openly. We foster low-ego behaviour - we own our mistakes as well as our victories. We're never about blame. We're always about honesty, learning and continuous improvement. We ensure lots of transparency and visibility. From OKRs and strategy to analytics and company performance numbers, it's all available for you to see and understand.  

We're passionate about learning and levelling up. Everyone at OfferZen strives for a growth mindset. We read books, listen to podcasts, share expertise obsessively, then take on hard challenges with smart guidance and support. When things go wrong, we look for the learning and how to improve.

We're good at remote: We are focused on intently creating an exceptional remote working culture for our distributed workforce. Although we have office spaces in Cape Town and Amsterdam, we empower and encourage our team to work remotely. This provides the advantage of flexibility and mobility based on what is most suitable for their lifestyle. 

We're helping makers - the people who design and build software products - to unlock their individual potential. We started with recruitment because helping someone find a job they love is one of the fastest ways of changing their life. Since then we've started expanding to things like training, root and building tools for the community.