Posted on :
25 Sep, 2014
25 Sep, 2014
COMMUNICATION OFFICER: COMMUNICATION SERVICES REF NO: DAC60/14
Directorate: Communication And Information Technology
SALARY : R183 438 –R216 084 per annum [Salary Level 7]
CENTRE : Pietermaritzburg, Head Office
REQUIREMENTS : An appropriate three  year national tertiary qualification in Journalism (external communication officer) or related field, coupled with a minimum of one  year writing as a field journalist, advance computer knowledge of MSOffice Programme
•Knowledge of relevant legislation in the Public Service •Report writing skills •Good office administration, analysis and research •Good communication skills [written and verbal] and negotiation skills •Computer literacy [MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.] •Valid code 8 /EB driver’s license
DUTIES : Write stories, provide error free news worth stories •Produce features stories and opinion pieces •Take photographs, market the Department, maintain media database, contribute web content and maintain social media pages •Edit content for both print and web publications •Execute communication strategies and programmes for the Department.
ENQUIRIES : Mr L Mtshali: tel.  264 3400
APPLICATIONS : The Senior Manager: Human Resources Management and Development: Department of Arts and Culture, Private Bag X 9140, Pietermaritzburg, 3200 or Physical address: 171 Boshoff Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3200
FOR ATTENTION : Mrs NIS Mbhele.
CLOSING DATE : 26 September 2014
NOTE : Applications must be submitted on the prescribed form Z83 (obtainable from any Public Service Department office), which must be originally signed and dated by the applicant and which must be accompanied by a detailed comprehensive CV and certified copies of original educational qualification certificates (not copies of certified copies), driver’s license (where it is required) and certified copy of ID document. Failure to comply with the above instructions will result in applications being disqualified.
Applicants applying for more than one post must submit a separate form Z83 (as well as the documentation mentioned above) in respect of each post being applied for. Under no circumstances will photostat copies or faxed copies of application documents be accepted. Applicants, who do not receive confirmation or feedback within two (2) months from the closing date, must accept that their applications were unsuccessful. Due to the large volume of applications to be processed, receipt of applications will not be acknowledged. Applicants must also quote the relevant reference number and the name of the publication in which they saw the advertisement. Applicants, who do not comply with the instructions indicated above, will be disqualified. Applications received after the closing date will be disqualified.
Candidates should not send their applications through registered mail as the Department will not take the responsibility for non-collection of these applications.
It is our intention to promote representativity in the Department through the filling of these posts. The candidature of applicants from designated groups, especially in respect of people with disabilities, will receive preference. It must further be noted that all recommended candidates will be subjected to suitability checks prior to being appointed.