Communications/Media Officer

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Communications/Media Officer

Remuneration: cost-to-company 
Benefits: Medical aid (partial), provident fund
Location: Johannesburg, Braamfontein
Remote work: Some remote work allowed
Education level: Degree
Job level: Mid
Own transport required: Yes
Travel requirement: Occasional
Type: Permanent
Reference: #WitsMedia
Company: Wits University

Job description

Wits University seeks a dynamic communications officer who will serve as a liaison between the University and the media and other constituencies, in order to facilitate information and content in a fast-paced environment. The proactive incumbent will make visible Wits’ research and achievements through paid, earned, social and owned media channels, using creative strategies and the latest multimedia technologies to run publicity campaigns.
  Key responsibilities include the following:
  • Liaise with members of the media every day to draw their attention to reputation-building events at Wits
  • Develop and execute creative multimedia publicity campaigns for the University and its internal and external stakeholders
  • Produce and package content for media campaigns and adapt material for the Wits website and mainstream, social and internal media
  • Monitor the media and proactively identify opportunities for the University to build its profile
  • Contribute to the production of the University’s publications suite
  • Maintain a media database
  • Closing Date: 30 November 2021


  • Relevant three year degree or equivalent
  • Five years working experience preferably in a media environment
  • Computer literate
  • Own car and drivers licence
  • Excellent written/spoken English
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Multimedia, design and web editing skills are preferable
  • Experience with image and video editing software
  • Experience with website content management systems to publish content online
  • Must be able to work independently or in a team
  • Established media contacts

Company Description

Wits is a leading higher education institution committed to academic and research excellence, social justice and the advancement of the public good. Wits celebrates its 100 year anniversary in 2022.
Posted on 20 Nov 15:23, Closing date 30 Nov

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