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MEDIA LIAISON OFFICER

Closing date:
15 February 2024

KOUGA MUNICIPALITY (EC 108)

 

NOTICE NO: 29/2024

 

VACANCY

 

Kouga Municipality, an equal opportunity employer which subscribes to the principle of affirmative action, encourages applicants from the designated groups to apply for the following vacancy:

 

            MEDIA LIAISON OFFICER

(Contractual Position: 1 March 2024 till 28 February 2027)

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Relevant NQF level 7 qualification Degree in communication, media studies, marketing, journalism, or related field or equivalent work experience;
  • 3 years relevant experience;
  • Code B driving license;
  • Proven experience in media relations, graphic design, photography, and video content creation;
  • Proven experience in social media management;
  • Proficiency in graphic design software and video editing tools;
  • Strong verbal, writing, and editing skills with the ability to adapt writing styles for various mediums and audiences;
  • Familiarity with websites, marketing, and the media and advertising industry trends;
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and demonstrate a proactive approach to tasks;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Must be able to speak, read and write in at least two of the official languages in Kouga Municipality (Afrikaans, English, and

Xhosa).

 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS:

 

SALARY:                                                          R35 404.34 Total Cost to Company Per Month

                                                               

TASK:                                                               10

 

DUTIES:

 

  • Design and create visually appealing communication materials, including newspaper adverts, flyers, pamphlets, brochures, newsletters, and other promotional items;
  • Capture and edit high-quality photographs and videos for use in various communication channels;
  • Develop and implement social media strategies to enhance the municipality’s online presence;
  • Create and curate engaging content for social media platforms, ensuring consistent messaging and branding;
  • Maintain and update the municipality’s website with current and relevant information;

 

 

 

  • Ensure the website’s content reflects the municipality’s values and objectives;
  • Write articles, press releases, and other written content for various mediums, maintaining accuracy and professionalism;
  • Assist in the development and execution of marketing and advertising campaigns to promote municipality initiatives, events and services;
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather information and ensure accurate communication of projects and initiatives.
  • Work effectively under tight deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Proactively contribute creative ideas and solutions to communication challenges;

 

Applicants must submit a formal application form and a comprehensive CV, copies of qualifications, identity document and driver’s license. Applications must be submitted electronically as one PDF document to recruitment@kouga.gov.za. Application forms can be obtained from the Municipal website, www.kouga.gov.za and must reach the Human Resource Manager on or before Friday, 15 February 2024 at 12:00.

 

For any enquiries contact Mr. L Desha: 042 200 2200.

 

Disqualification:

 

Please note that the following can lead to disqualification:

 

  1. Canvassing of councillors.
  2. Submission of fraudulent qualifications and/ or documents.

 

NB: Please note that shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a vetting process. By applying for this position, the candidates agree to background checks being performed.

 

The Municipality reserves the right not to make an appointment.

 

Preference will be given to applicants residing within the Kouga area of jurisdiction.

 

Should you not hear from us within 30 days of closing date, kindly regard your application as being unsuccessful.

 

 

 

 

 

MR. C DU PLESSIS                                                                                P. O. BOX 21                                        

MUNICIPAL MANAGER                                                                        JEFFREYS BAY

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