Higher Education Jobs – Communication Officer

Website Department of Higher Education and Training - DHET

Job Responsibilities:

To handle various matters related to internal and external communication in the Regional Office. Conduct elementary research on matters related to communication. Collect information towards assisting with the drafting of speeches, media statements/press releases, etc. for different events or occasions of the Department. Prepare and/or facilitate the printing of departmental publications to ensure effective communication to all stakeholders of the department e.g., Annual reports, Departmental newsletters/ brochures. Annual calendars, Event programmes, Greeting cards, nameplates for officials within the Department, Design, and layout of publications for printing, and design draft for printing companies. Assist in the development of and ensure the successful implementation of the department communication policy to promote and enhance communication within and outside the Department. Update information on the Departmental website and liaise with the website designer on matters related thereto. Handle various matters related to the drafting of responses to media- and press releases, newsletters, and articles. Rendering photographer services to the Department. Monitor media coverage and compile a synoptic report of issues that affect and/or impact the Departments towards informing appropriate responses by the relevant authority

Job Requirements:

An appropriate bachelor’s degree/national diploma (NQF Level 6) in Communication Studies /Media Studies /Journalism/ Public Relations/ Marketing. A minimum of one (1) to two (2) years of working experience in the relevant field. News writing expertise. Proficiency in at least three (3) official languages. Knowledge and practical working experience in news writing, reviewing, and proofreading. Knowledge and understanding of media management. Knowledge of techniques and procedures for the planning and execution of media activities. Programme and project management. Problem-solving and analytical skills. People and diversity management. Client orientation and customer focus. Ability to work under pressure, travel nationally and meet deadlines. Accountability and ethical conduct. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. An understanding of and commitment to government objectives, policies, and programmes. Willingness to travel and a valid driver’s licence.

Job Details:

Company: Department of Higher Education and Training – DHET

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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