City of Joburg: Media Liaison Specialist

Job Description

Department: Private Office of the Executive Mayor
Branch: Office of the MMC’s
Designation: Media Liaison Specialist

Salary Range: R27 494.16 pm (basic Salary excluding benefits)
Appointment Requirements:
• Grade 12 with National Diploma in Media Studies or Communications and Marketing or Journalism, Public Relations Management or similar (NQF level 6)
• Suitably qualified candidates as defined by section 20(3) of the EE Act will be considered;
• 3-4 years’ relevant experience in journalism/public relations; .
• Knowledge of media functions and concepts.
• Must have valid driver’s license.

Primary Function: Provide a media liaison service to the Member of Mayoral Committee (MMC) to effectively communicate programmes and approaches to engage the broad and diverse communities of the City of Johannesburg. Create presence and visibility of the MMC’s portfolio through various digital and social media platforms.

Key Performance Areas: Develop a communications/media strategy and plan for the MMC. Arrange and conduct press conference, information sessions and interviews with the media. Develop media statements and speeches for the MMC. Compile responses to media enquiries. Build relations with the media and promote the portfolio of the MMC and the department. Participate in forums and in the collective planning of the communication and media issues of the Municipality. Liaise with key internal and external stakeholders in the department to ensure coordination and alignment of communication priorities and programmes.

Leading Competencies: Business acumen; project management; work independently; people management; event management.

Core Competencies: Excellent oral and written communication skills with an innate attention to detail; coordinating skills; excellent interpersonal and team working skills; networking and negotiation; emotional intelligence; conflict management; project management; planning; organizing and execution.

This is an employment equity targeted position.
Contact Person: George Mphansi
Tel No: (011) 407 7644
Workplace: 158 Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein

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