GAUTENG DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY SAFETY
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.
APPLICATIONS : Applicants must apply online at: www.gautengonline.gov.za / http://professionaljobcentre.gpg.gov.za
CLOSING DATE : 21 June 2021
DEPUTY DIRECTOR: MEDIA RELATIONS REF NO: REFS/008775
Directorate: Communication Services
SALARY : R733 257 per annum, (An all-inclusive remuneration packages)
CENTRE : Johannesburg
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.
ENQUIRIES : Ms Makgopa Evelyn Tel No: 011 689 3845/3726/3941