Communications and PR Assistant (CR258)

Tuesday, 30 April, 2019
Feliciano Cardoso     074 316 0388
Stellenbosch  

Our client, a leading and successful diversified Agricultural group has a vacancy for a Communications/PR assistant to join their team.

 

Reporting directly to the Communication Manager, the PR and communications assistant supports the creation and execution of multi-channel communications plans to support the company and its various brands both internally and externally.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

External Communications:

  • Assist in conceptualizing and executing differentiated communications plans that align to our business objectives
  • Social media: track conversations on our different platforms, identify opportunities, competitor monitoring and benchmarking from a PR and communications perspective
  • Assist with the planning and execution of media engagement (product drops, update media & influencer lists)
  • Assist with writing, editing and proofreading of documents, newsletters and presentations, case studies
  • Provide general assistance to the marketing team including public relations, advertising, ordering and management of promotional materials intended for public consumption
  • Assist with the vetting of sponsorship requests and execution of approved requests
  • Management and coordination of the different brands’ external newsletters. This includes obtaining input, writing up news features, fact checking and approvals.

Internal Communications:

  • Assist with crafting and executing internal communications plans to support internal initiatives, including proof reading
  • Drive the creation of high-quality internal communications (newsletters, vacancy adverts, staff profiles, etc.) and be able to use the mailer tool (MailChimp) with an eye for basic layout and design.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • PR/Communications qualification OR 3 years’ relevant experience
  • Excellent writing, editing and communications skills with a keen eye for detail
  • Previous social media management experience is desirable (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
  • Proven skills in all aspects of MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously Ability to set goals and timelines as well as work in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of people across all levels, both internally and externally
  • EE candidates will be given preference in line with the companies BEE targets

 

 

SALARY:

Market related salary

 

 

Please use the following reference number in the subject line of your email:  CR258 when applying for this position. Please submit your CV in Word Format, your salary expectation and notice period to info@cardosorecruitment.co.za.  Kindly consider your application unsuccessful should you not receive feedback within 1 week.