DEPUTY DIRECTOR: MEDIA RELATIONS, Department of Community Safety – Refs/008775

  • Reference Number : REFS/008775
  • Directorate : COMMUNICATION SERVICES
  • Number of Posts : 1
  • Package : R733 257.00 per annum. An all-inclusive remuneration package
  • Enquiries : Enquiries: 011 689 3845/3726/3941

Requirements :

Matric plus National Diploma (NQF 6) / Bachelor Degree (NQF 7) in Journalism/ Public Relations/ Media Studies. 5-7 years’ relevant working experience in news media and government communications with 3 years’ experience in junior management experience. No criminal record or any cases pending against you. A valid code 08/10 drivers’ license. Knowledge and Skills: In-depth knowledge of political and parliamentary processes. Knowledge and understanding of the PSP and RSP. Flexible. Knowledge and understanding of departmental strategic priorities and programmes. Knowledge of advertising and promotions. Knowledge and understanding of the target market – various Gauteng communities needs and challenges. An understanding of the various types of media used to sell/communicate departmental services and programmes. Strategy and project management. Planning and organising. Leadership. Research and analytical. Good written and verbal communication skills. Computer literacy. Stakeholder relations. Presentation. Decision making. Quality management.

Duties :

Manage the development and implementation of media strategy for the department. Manage the development and maintenance of media data base for the department. Ensure streamlining of communication approach and messaging of department’s focus months’ activities. Conduct media research and monitoring to identify issues of relevance to the department. Provide networking and strengthening partnerships with mainstream and local media. Manage resources (Human, Financial, Equipment/Assets) in the unit. Rapid response to media enquiries. Assist in the compilation of media columns and articles for the department. Manage the department’s social media platforms. Assist the Director with human resource management, procurement, financial management reporting and implementation of other internal policies.

Notes :

Gauteng DCS is an equal opportunity employer and gender sensitive employer and it is its intention to promote representivity in the Public Service through the filling of these posts. The Department committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity employment. In the filling of vacant posts the objectives of section 195 (1) (i) of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996 (Act No: 108 of 1996), the Employment Equity imperatives as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No: 55 of 1998) and relevant Human Resources Directives will be taken into consideration. people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. APPLICATION: Applicants must apply online at: www.gautengonline.gov.za / http://professionaljobcentre.gpg.gov.za CLOSING DATE: 21 JUNE 2021 NOTE: Applications must be submitted on form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department, on the internet at www.gov.za/documents or on Disability Connect. The completed and signed form Z83 should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as certified copies of all qualification(s) and ID-document. The certification must be within six (6) months. Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).

Applicants who do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements, as well as applications received late, will not be considered. Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job. Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record, citizenship, credit record checks, qualification verification and employment verification. The Department will not accept emailed, posted or hand delivered applications.

Employer : Department of Community Safety

Location : Johannesburg

Closing Date : 21-06-2021

Criteria Questions
Do you have Matric plus National Diploma (NQF 6) / Bachelor Degree (NQF 7) in Journalism/ Public Relations/ Media Studies?
Do you have 5-7 years’ relevant working experience in news media and government communications with 3 years’ experience in junior management experience?
Do you have a valid code 08/10 drivers’ licence?
Do you have criminal record or any cases pending against you?

Please Note :

Due to the large number of applications we envisage receiving, applications will not be acknowledged. If you do not receive any response within 3 months, please accept that your application was not successful.

Please note: 

Due to the large number of applications we envisage receiving, applications will not be acknowledged. If you do not receive any response within 3 months, please accept that your application was not successful.

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