English Copywriter Specialist - Kenya

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Job Title
English Copywriter Specialist

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Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Degree Title
BSc/BA in journalism, English, marketing, communications

Minimum Experience
3 Years

Posted on
Mar 17, 2022

Last Date to Apply
May 31, 2022

Job Description

The Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, not-for-profit, international University first established in 1983, with 13 teaching sites in eight countries. AKU has seven hospitals and over 250 outreach health centres. The University is a non-denominational institution open to all, irrespective of religion, ethnicity, gender or national origin. Since 2001, AKU has offered academic programmes in nursing, medicine and education for and in countries in East Africa.
This role sits within the Human Resources (HR) Communications entity of Aga Khan University's Human Resources (HR) Department. The copywriter will report to the Global Director Internal Communications, Employee Engagement and Employer Branding Director at a strategic level and work in close collaboration with the Manager(s) and Specialists across a global team day-to-day. The role will be responsible for developing exceptional and engaging written content for all HR Communications internal communications, employee engagement and employer branding outputs. The position will also cater to the copy requirements of the Vice President, Human Resources.

Develop clear, compelling, and grammatically flawless long and short form copy for varied digital and printed mediums such as integrated campaigns outputs, social media posts, good news stories, newsletters, intranet and website pages, award submissions, press releases/features, publications etc.
Develop boilerplates, profile document(s) repository of key messaging and tone of voice to ensure consistency in communication and alignment with Aga Khan University's brand identity
Edit and proofread copy as required
Interpret creative direction and technical information and turn them into persuasive copy concepts
Collaborate with internal team(s) and internal stakeholders to understand target audiences, brainstorm ideas and develop messaging for a varied range of activities
Conduct high-quality research to formulate ideas and/or support writing
Plan and conduct and/or facilitate strategic interviews as required
Engage in regular interaction with key senior leadership internal academic and hospital leaders/stakeholders with the objective of spotlighting areas of expertise to appropriate audiences
Draft memorandums, speeches, and official addresses
Develop and manage content calendar and directory of press listings, press editors and media contacts regionally and internationally

BSc/BA in journalism, English, marketing, communications or related field
Must have 3 years proven experience as a copywriter Experience writing copy for corporate entities particularly healthcare, academic, not for profit industries is preferred
Excellent command of the English language, faultless spelling and grammar
Ability to grasp project requirements quickly and offer valuable insights
Excellent time management, organizational skills and detail oriented
Creativity, resourcefulness, flexibility and self-motivation
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Must be team-spirited, a collaborative worker but equally capable of working independently
Must have the ability to navigate fast-paced environments
Knowledge of online content strategy and creation

Apply Instructions for this Job

Applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, telephone contact, e-mail address and copies of certificates and testimonials should be sent to the
Manager, Recruitment, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi. P. O. Box 30270-00100, NAIROBI or by email to
Apply instructions for English Copywriter Specialist . Applications by email are preferred.
Please indicate the title of the position on your application. Applications should be submitted latest by May 31, 2022

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