Regional Communications Manager

Full-time

Regional Communications Manager position based in Knysna Regional Office, Garden Route National Park

17 May 2021

Park:

Garden Route National Park

Description:

A challenging vacancy currently exists for a Regional Communications Manager position based in Knysna Regional Office, Garden Route National Park, will report to the Regional General Manager. The incumbent will be responsible for communications functions in 3 National Parks (Knysna, Wilderness and Tsitsikamma )

Please forward a copy of CV, Covering letter, Certified copy of ID, Driver’s License and Certified copies of relevant qualifications to the following address :

Human Resource Department

South African National Parks

PO Box 3542

Knysna

6570

Email:viola.solomons@sanparks.org

If you have not been responded to within 21 days of the closing date, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

Requirements:

  • B-degree or equivalent in Journalism/Communications or Public Relations.
  • Minimum of three to five (3 to 5) years in corporate communications coordinating media liaison, events management, public relations and social media.
  • Some background in nature conservation, biological sciences /tourism.
  • Knowledge of the Public Access to Information Act(PAIA), public relations code of ethics and relevant industry related legislation.
  • Knowledge & Skills on Media Relations principles and practice.
  • Certificate on web management.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Excellent Computer Literacy
  • Events Management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be available on weekends and public holidays
  • Ability to work long hours, willingness to travel extensively, must be able to work without supervision, with strong attention to detail
  • Be eloquent and comfortable with conducting print, broadcast and TV interviews

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a regional communications strategy in line with the corporate communications strategy.
  • Conduct media relations, establishing and maintaining positive relationships with media
  • Establish and maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders
  • Be very social media savvy and work with Social Media Practitioner to manage social media requirements for the region.
  • Advise Regional/Park Managers on key stakeholders issues.
  • Manage and execute visitor programs and external functions.
  • Identify, plan and coordinate events in and outside the Parks.
  • Manage the Communications Department Budget.
  • React timely to media enquiries.
  • Develop crisis management plan for the region in line with Corporate Crisis Communications Strategy
  • Ensure that all published information conforms to corporate communications standards
  • Manage the website for the region.
  • Partner in all Ad hoc Marketing initiatives.
  • Coordination of filiming and event applications within the Parks

Salary:

R 541 332 – R 887 522