Sanlam Marketing Content Graduate

Who we are?

Sanlam Investments Group is one of South Africa’s largest investment management companies. We have a performance history spanning over 100 years, and offer a range of investment and financial planning solutions to protect and grow the long-term wealth of our clients.

  • We take particular pride in:
  • Sanlam’s longevity and innovation
  • People, teamwork and values
  • A culture of diversity and commitment to growing our own timber
  • Our robust, tested and proven pragmatic investment process and philosophy

Our local and offshore investment products cover the full investment spectrum: active and passive; single and multi-manager – both locally and internationally. Our active funds range are managed according to our pragmatic value investing style.

What will you do?

Do you have a passion for the world of investing? Are you looking to develop a top-notch copy writing career for a leader in sustainability-led investing? Hungry to learn everything you can and then more?

In this role within the Content & Positioning team in Marketing, you’ll work closely with our Marketing team and other departments to create high-quality content for all marketing materials, such as brochures, aimed at both retail and institutional clients. Your creative writing skills and ability to grasp technical aspects will help establish Sanlam Investments as a leading sustainability asset manager in Africa, aligning with our content and brand strategy. You’ll report to the Head of Content, who reports to the Executive Head of Marketing.

We’re seeking a motivated marketing or communications graduate with a BA in Communications or Social Science (with an Economics focus), ideally with 1-2 years of relevant experience. A BCom in Marketing would be advantageous. We’ll provide comprehensive training across various aspects of our business, offering significant opportunities for growth and advancement.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Writing and editing impactful copy for customer-facing materials, such as brochures, websites, campaign pages, videos, and sales aids.
  • Developing content to support new product launches and campaigns while reinforcing key brand messages.
  • Creatively positioning content through mediums like infographics, short films, and podcasts to effectively reach clients.
  • Ensuring content aligns with our brand’s positioning as a leader in sustainability investing.
  • Updating content in our content warehouse as needed.
  • Cultivating strong relationships with external agencies and internal stakeholders across different business units.


Desired qualities include:

  • Curiosity and a hunger for learning.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills.
  • Ability to interview portfolio managers to gather product information and communicate it clearly.
  • Contribution to creative direction and idea generation.
  • Strong relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Awareness of marketing trends and practices.
  • Interest in researching investment topics.
  • Willingness to innovate and explore new approaches.
  • Passion for the environment and social impact.
  • Basic understanding of investing principles is a plus.
  • A collaborative mindset, teamwork, and excellent communication skills are essential.
  • You should excel under pressure, manage tasks effectively, and be eager to ask questions, research, and learn.
    Build a successful career with us

We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping our employees to realise their worth. Through its five business clusters – Sanlam Fintech, Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment Group, Sanlam Allianz, Santam, as well as MiWay and the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Our commitment to transformation
The Sanlam Group is committed to achieving transformation and embraces diversity. This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace as we believe that these are key components to ensure a thriving and sustainable business in South Africa. The Group’s Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the selection process.

 

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