The Journalism Programme at Wits hosts a number of public events throughout the year, including the Ruth First Memorial lecture, the African Investigative Journalism Conference, the Taco Kuiper awards and others.

We are looking for an exceptional person to organise the events, related programmes and assist with departmental publicity. The post is a 50% appointment, although this is an average and flexibility will be required, particularly at peak times around events. It is a fixed, one-year appointment which may be renewed.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

• Organise a range of events hosted by Wits Journalism, including finances, budget control, logistics, programme planning, marketing, hosting of visiting speakers etc

• Co-ordinate related activities, such as the Taco Kuiper Investigative Journalism awards and grants;

• Assist with departmental publicity.



• Experience in eventing

• Highly organised, attention to detail

• Ability to work independently and in a team

• Proactive problem solver


Inquiries can be directed to Adj Prof Franz Krüger, at


How To Apply

Submit a letter of motivation, detailed CV and the names and contact details of three referees (incl. e-mail addresses)

Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits /Self Service application/”Apply for a job”. External applicants are invited to apply, by registering a profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform located at and submitting your application.

The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University.

The University retains the right not to make an appointment and to verify all information provided by candidates; including qualifications and credit standing.
Closing Date: 5th December 2017

Please note that only applications via the website will be considered for shortlisting. Correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise.