Communications Analyst, Southern Africa Division


Our client, a boutique entertainment agency based in Johannesburg, is looking for an enthusiastic Communications Analyst to join their exciting team

Minimum Requirements

Experienced writer with background in journalism, communications or Public Relations
3 – 5 years experience in a communications role or similar
Outstanding command of the English language with clear written and verbal communications capability.
Strong/advanced writing and content development capability.
Experience working on projects that require collaborating with multiple internal and external stakeholders
Experience managing events
Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to focus and prioritize on a variety of activities and announcements in a dynamic, creative, fast paced environment.
Exceptional media knowledge and research skills in order to help shape a story.

Self – starter with drive and ambition to make an impact within the role and Communications team
Strong communicator and team player
Curious and eager to learn
Proactive and good time management skills
Strong attention to detail

Role Description

Executes communication strategies, activities, and events, specifically:

Content Creation:
Leads the creation of communication materials for internal and external audiences including press releases, op editorials, blog posts, internal and external briefing documents, speeches, video scripts and content for use on social media channels.
Proactively identifies story angles, industry hot topics, and thought leadership, turning ideas into excellent content tailored to different audiences within established guidelines and messaging frameworks
Responsible for developing and maintaining Southern Africa central narratives, hot topics, fact sheets, and executive messaging.
Edits PR agency-generated written materials

Event Management:
Manages external events across Southern Africa and holds responsibility for overseeing execution/delivery of related events including customer events, internal events, sponsorships and industry events in Southern Africa:
Liaises with various parties including events agency, business teams, and PR agency
Responsible for all event copy including invitations, briefing documents, panel briefs, speeches and media materials
Venue management – including AV, catering, décor/ set-up
Agenda compilation
Speaker management

Volunteering activities:
Leads all employee volunteering activities including:
Identification of relevant charity/NGO/organisations for staff volunteering, and manages agenda for the day
Communications with staff around opportunity, and co-ordination of all logistics required

Manages the administration around Communications Budget – including Purchase Order management, invoice reconciliation and budget tracking
Analyzes campaign performance using specified measures and evaluation metrics
Provides any necessary communications and content direction to vendors (e.g. public relations agencies, suppliers, etc.)
Supports in preparing contracts and running them for approval according to defined process and in relevant systems
Ad hoc support within the daily operating environment of Communications Department.

City: Johannesburg

Salary: Up to R288K per annum

Duration: Permanent