To play a key role in supporting all elements of the Media Relations portfolio, including the implementation of the media relations strategy.
Receive, analyse and coordinate responses to media enquiries
Manage relations with the media and serve as the primary point of contact with internal stakeholders and media stakeholders.
Propose media pieces that differentiate Vodacom from its competitors.
Develop tailored communication plans about Vodacom products and service developments, taking into account key aspects of the product or services, anticipated impact on present and potential customers and media launch.
Develop and maintain relationships with key journalists, media outlets and manage an up-to-date media list.
Timely management of media enquiries, including preparing appropriate responses.
Monitor media landscape and work with service providers in collating media coverage of Vodacom in South Africa and cross all operating countries.
Monitor and provide analysis on traditional and social media activity when there media attention on an issue or crisis escalates, as well as provide holding statements.
Maintain and enhance the Media page on Vodacom’s corporate website (www.Vodacom.com)
Proactively manage and position Vodacom’s marketing efforts in close collaboration with the Marketing team
Pitch Vodacom stories to journalists and media.
In-depth knowledge of local media landscape
Understanding of the PR and reputation management practices
Good communication skills – being able to clearly present recommendations and insight to both internal and external stakeholders.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills – experience in writing press releases.
Strong analytical and reasoning skills – must be able to interpret corporate information, financial and economic information.
Good command of Word, Excel and PowerPoint – must be able use all three to develop press releases, presentations and analyse data.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Must have technical / professional qualifications:
Degree or diploma in Communications, Media studies, Journalism or Public Relations
Min 5-8 years relevant corporate communications, agency or media relations experience, with at least three years direct/hands on experience in working with the media
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Closing Date: 15 October 2015