ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: MEDIA RELATION REF NO: DOT/HRM/2021/38
(Branch: Chief Operations Officer)
(Chief Directorate: Communication and Stakeholder Management)
(Directorate: Research & Content Development)
(Sub-directorate: Media Relations)
SALARY: R376 596 per annum (Level 09)
REQUIREMENTS: A recognized NQF Level 6 / 7 qualification in Communications or Media Relations / Journalism or equivalent, Coupled with 3 years experience in the communications or media field. The following will serve as a recommendation: Ability to liaise / network effectively with media. Computer literacy. Strong writing and editing skills. Project management. Interpersonal relations. Ability to work in a demanding environment. Willingness to travel and work beyond normal working hours. Valid driving license.
DUTIES: Provide support with the development and implementation of media relations strategies and plans for the department. Provide support with the development and implementation of Departmental external communication strategies. Provide support with liaison and coordination with relevant stakeholders. Arrange media interviews, media briefings as well as newsroom visits by the Ministry and Department. Participate in proactive writing and sub-editing of press releases and articles for publishing. Prepare timely responses to media inquiries. Compile and maintain a regularly updated media database. Liaise and actively participate in Department and departmental Entities media task teams. Report writing. Identify and facilitate engagement platforms to establish, strengthen and maintain relations with media. Identify strategic platforms for the placement of Department content. Provide media liaison support to key government projects. Provide media engagements, logistical and administrative support. Provide support with the management of the sub-directorate.
ENQUIRIES: Mr. S Monareng Tel No: (012) 309 309 3970
APPLICATIONS: Department of Transport, Private Bag X193, Pretoria, 0001 or hand deliver at the 159 Forum Building, Cnr Struben, and Bosman Street, Pretoria for attention Recruitment Unit. Room 4034 or email to: Recruitment@dot.gov.za.
(Email application: Applicants are encouraged to send one set of documents when they apply i.e. Z83, CV, ID, and qualifications attached as one document)
CLOSING DATE: 21 May 2021
NOTE: Applications must be accompanied by a New Z83 form, obtainable from any Public Service Department, (or obtainable at www.gov.za) and a recent updated comprehensive CV (previous experience must be comprehensively detailed, i.e. positions held and dates), as well as certified copies of all qualifications and ID document. Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). The Department reserves the right not to fill the post. The successful candidate must disclose to the Director-General particulars of all registrable financial interests, sign a performance agreement and employment contract with the Director-General within three months from the date of assumption of duty. The successful candidate must be willing to sign an oath of secrecy with the Department. Applicants will be expected to be available for selection interviews and assessments at a time, date, and place as determined by the Department. An offer letter will only be issued to the successful candidate once the following has been verified educational qualifications, previous experience, citizenship, reference checks, and security vetting. Please Note: Correspondence will only be entered into with short-listed candidates.