Mid to Senior Social Consultant

December 2021

FleishmanHillard Johannesburg is looking for the best talent to join our Social & Innovation team. We have positions open for both mid and senior level consultants – if you are looking to make the move to a leading full-service communications agency, then we are the one for you!

Specialising in Social and Digital Innovation, Corporate Reputation, and Brand Marketing, we’re widely known for creating compelling and award-winning campaigns for our clients.

FHSA is part of FleishmanHillard – one of the world’s largest international communications consultancies with more than 3,000 employees in over 80 offices around the globe.

We hire for attitude and passion, so if you are looking to inspire and be inspired, influence change through impactful strategies and meaningful storytelling, then you’re the talent we’re looking for.


About the role


Working as key member of the team, you will need to develop local and national integrated social and digital programmes and will be responsible for providing strategic counsel to a variety of clients.


Your role will also include the development of digital campaigns, online measurement frameworks, setting meaningful communication objectives that align to business goals, and building strong relationships with your clients.


With a strong passion for online measurement and analytics, you’ll leverage online listening and data analysis tools, and set the standard for the agency, continuing to challenge the status quo. A deep understanding of paid media on all social media and digital platforms will be necessary to consult effectively to clients. An understanding of influencer relations will also form part of your remit.


As an account lead, you will develop strategies and oversee project execution which includes developing and managing budgets, forecasting, client invoicing and project deadlines.


You will also be responsible for managing a team, ensuring you are contributing to their professional growth and championing new ideas among the team. Being a team collaborator is key to success with the team, partners, suppliers, and the wider agency. Being involved in new business pitches and proposals and getting involved in the FleishmanHillard global network will be expected.


What we’re looking for:

  • Tertiary qualification in communications, marketing, public relations, or relevant related field of study.
  • Relevant experience (6+ years) in digital or social media communications. Agency experience is key.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including relationship building skills.
  • Strong understanding of social media and evolving platform capabilities, as well as a natural curiosity for online trends and industry updates.
  • Proven ability to pitch and sell-in programmes from actively listening to client needs.
  • Certifications or complete training in partner programs is beneficial (Google certification, Facebook blueprint training, Twitter flight school, Amazon certifications, etc).
  • Experience with a variety of online listening tools .
  • Superb organisational and project management skills, and the ability to prioritise competing demands in a flexible and rapidly developing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, execute, and measure social and digital media programs with high quality standards.
  • Ability to think strategically and manage daily client workload and identify new opportunities for growth with new and existing clients.
  • Experience and a strong interest in social and digital measurement, analytics, and insights.
  • Experience in crisis communications would also be a benefit.


What we offer:

  • A competitive salary and benefits;
  • An impressive mix of account work,
  • A team orientated work environment; and
  • A commitment to training and professional development.


If the above has you excited and you are up for a new challenge, please send a short motivation and your two-page CV with verifiable references to [email protected] with Social Consultant in the subject.


Please note only short-listed candidates will be contacted.