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Fox International & National Geographic: Marketing Co-ordinator

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30 Jun, 2010

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Media Jobs in South Africa

Company Description
International TV channel broadcasting company operating in over 122 markets globally.

Reports to
Regional Director: Broadcasting and Sales Africa

Direct Reports

Overall Purpose
To assist in the marketing, sales and promotions of 8 broadcast Channels across Africa.

Key Responsibilities

1 Marketing:
Managing information flows between channels and affiliates on all on-air and other marketing requirements
Day to day management of relationship with key marketing service providers

Must have thorough understanding of ATL & BTL concepts, promotions, events and media planning.

Below the Line and Above The Line:
– Assist with the administration, implementation and follow through of the various marketing channels marketing and promotional plans
– Proofing of creative work and PR copy
– Briefing and de-briefing of creative work and PR
– Liaising with and building relationships with all internal and external parties
– Participate in promotional planning meetings for the various channels and source new marketing ideas and mediums

– Assisting with planning and implementation of all marketing events and promotions.
– Assisting with set up and break down of marketing events and promotions as and when required.
– Assisting at the various events as required.

Media Planning:
– Assist with media planning and buying.
– Booking and placement of adverts for newspapers, magazines, radio and other promotions as required.
– Orders to be processed.

Internal Communication:
– Manage, update and distribute marketing packs to departments.
– Communicate all marketing activities across all departments.

2 Admin:

Admin/Marketing Duties:
– Daily monitoring and capturing of related articles and competitor activity.
– Minutes to meetings.
– Update and implement action points on promotional and other plans.
General admin duties such as faxing; filing etc.
– Diary management of the Regional Director
– Management of the ordering process.
– Receiving and processing of invoices for payment.
– Feedback and follow through of all bookings/orders.
– Managment of online filing system
-Distribution and follow up on all prgramming and scheduling requirements per channel
– Updating of all country and regional reports
– Any extra duties as required by the Regional Director
Handling General queries
From internal departments and external and to become a central source of information on all Africa channels.

Key Relationships
Internal Marketing, Programming, Creative Services
External Affiliate marketing and PR departments, media, media-buying houses, PR agency, digital marketing agency, On- Air Reversioning supplier
Decision Making Authority
Ad-hoc as directed by the Regional Director


Likely to be a university/college graduate (marketing degree of equivalent)
Strong attention to detail.
Strong computer skills. (Strong MS Office Skills at and advanced level)
Creative Thinker.
Outstanding organisational and communication skills (written and verbal).
Team-player ethic essential and a flexible approach.
Proactive and able to prioritise time/tasks.
Ability to work under pressure and handle difficult situations.
Must be able to meet deadlines and within budget
Ability to follow through
Professional, assertive and driven.
Self-starter, ability to show initiative and ability to work autonomously.
Abilty to thrive in an environment that frequently questions and challenges, with constant changing goalposts.
Works well under pressure.

Two to five years in the industry and marketing environment

Some previous experience preferably in a TV/broadcast/media environment.
Own transport and valid drivers license essential
Ability to travel
(not required – speak French).

Personal Skills/Attributes
Peoples person
Professional, assertive and driven.

Remuneration: R20 000 – R25 000 p/m c.t.c
Benefits: Pension, Medical Aid
Province: Gauteng
City: Johannesburg
Job level: Mid
Own transport required: Yes
Type: Permanent
Reference #MarkCoordS

Contact details
Fox International & National Geographic Channels
[email protected]

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