NWU Vacancies Near Me – Communication Specialist

Website North West University

Job Description:

The purpose of the position is to strategically plan, manage and execute the internal/external communication of the university on all available platforms, so as to reflect the university’s purpose, dream, brand promise and strategic priorities, thus promoting the reputation and positioning of the university. Liaise with identified managers on behalf of the Dir: Communication and the Ex Dir: Corporate Communication, and act as team leader with regard to identified functions.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Implement an integrated plan to evaluate all existing internal/external communication channels of the university with regard to identified stakeholder groups to determine which would deliver the desired outcome, and measure the effectiveness of these channels.
  • Establish and maintain positive media relations and communicate on behalf of the NWU as institution to the external audiences.
  • Assist in ensuring that an effective proactive media strategy is in place to curb negative publicity.
  • Assist in ensuring that an effective media monitoring process is in place.
  • Strategically plan themes, content and messages to be used on all internal/external platforms of the university, with outcomes that support the university’s strategic positioning and maintaining a positive image of the university.
  • Assist with convening of crisis teams whenever necessary, assign communication responsibilities and monitor and respond to relevant communication channels in the execution of the crisis communication plan.
  • Assist in creating a media strategy to ensure optimal coverage of NWU achievements regarding its core business as well as student related matters.
  • Identify and establish new channels should the existing ones not be sufficient.

Job Requirements:

  • 5-7 years experience in building and maintaining effective relationships with all stakeholders on different levels (essential)
  • A relevant degree plus approximately 7 years relevant experience will be considered where the experience and ability of the candidate is exceptional. Focus will be placed on journalism and communication. (Essential)
  • Grade 12 (essential)
  • 5-7 years experience in journalism or communication (essential)
  • 5-7 years experience in writing, editing and managing of internal and external communication channels (essential)
  • An appropriate diploma or degree in journalism or communication or corporate communication or similar (Essential)

Job Details:

Company: North West University

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Vanderbijlpark

Application Deadline: N/A

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