CSIR In-service Training: Public Relations and Marketing Opportunity 2017

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26 Apr, 2017

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is a leading scientific and technology
research organisation, implementing projects throughout Africa and making a difference in people’s
lives.

The CSIR has an In-service Training opportunity at the International Convention Centre (ICC).

The programme aims to expose students to the work environment and provide them with workplace
experience required to fulfil their qualification.

This position is based in Pretoria.

About the centre:
The CSIR ICC is a dedicated, purpose-built convention center catering for the medium-sized
convention market hosting over 600 local, national and international conferences and other types of
events annually.

Key responsibilities:
 Source photographer/s to take pictures and maintain stock of images of the Centre to be
used in marketing material;
 Source suppliers for marketing and public relations material;
 Maintain brand catalogue and assist with maintaining record of all advertising and press
coverage;
 Plan and implement events and other promotional activities;
 Prepare exhibition stand for trade shows;
 Monitor and manage brand application and compliance on all material visible to clients (this
includes food station signage, departmental documents, venue signage and email
signatures);
 Keep record of advertisements and check proofs;
 Maintain library of copies of industry publications;
 Maintain and update content of ICC website and third party internet adverts;
 Come up with creative posts for ICC social platforms, Facebook, Twitter, etc.;
 Source information on publications for advertising;
 Maintain database and provide report as input to marketing and sales plan;
 Create awareness of industry trends and innovative marketing methods to contribute to marketing & sales plan e.g. social network e-Marketing;
 Assist team members to conceptualise and write a press release;
 Assist in conceptualising and implementing CSIR projects;
 Assist team members with media monitoring for ICC mentions, monthly stock taking of
marketing materials and internal communication. (e.g. update canteen bulletin boards
regularly).

Qualifications, skills and experience:
 Currently enrolled for a three year qualification in marketing or public relations management
(must have completed two years’ theoretical component of the qualification);
 An outstanding academic record for the two years of study;
 Strong interpersonal skills;
 Ability to work flexible hours in a dynamic environment;
 Knowledge of marketing in the conference industry’s environment will be an advantage;
 Computer skills (Microsoft Office);
 Language proficiency (English spoken and written);
 Ability to pay attention to detail and accuracy;
 Good understanding of brand applications;
 Ability to multi-task and work under pressure;
 Good time management skills.

All applications must be accompanied by the following documents:
 Motivational letter
 CV
 Academic records

Should you meet the above requirements, please email your CV to [email protected] with
your name and surname, position title and reference number in the subject line, (e.g. John
Smith: Job title: Reference No: 308015)

Closing date: 06 May 2017.

PLEASE NOTE THAT FEEDBACK WILL BE GIVEN TO SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES ONLY

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