The Nal’ibali Trust Recent Employment Opportunity

Posted on :

7 Jun, 2019

Category :

Communications Jobs in South Africa, General Jobs in South Africa

The Nal’ibali Trust is a national reading-for-enjoyment campaign that seeks to spark and sustain a culture of reading, via advocacy, training, partnerships, and high-quality reading material.


Job Title: PR and Event Coordinator 

Job Location: Mowbray, Cape Town


  • Conceptualise an annual PR, media and event strategy for amplifying the Nal’ibali campaign in conjunction with the Senior Communications Officer
  • Conceptualise, plan, coordinate and execute key flagship events, as well as the accompanying publicity needed to drive these events
  • Coordinate ongoing media and public relations activities i.e. drafting of press releases, issuing/placing of releases; follow-up of release placement; arranging of media events and PR opportunities linked to the agreed Communications implementation plan, national days, literacy events or literacy/education exposure e.g. World Read Aloud Day
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive list of media contacts, particularly for community newspapers and radio stations
  • Help generate and submit stories to relevant community newspapers showcasing the Nal’ibali network – partners, clubs, and individuals
  • Coordinate Nal’ibali spokespersons to appear on radio and TV interviews as requests come in, in consultation with the Senior Communications Officer
  • Coordinate network of community newspapers and radio stations placing/airing Nal’ibali content monthly
  • Monthly production, coordination, and promotion of case studies/success stories – either through featured spots on the website, press coverage, learning briefs or Facebook posts
  • Develop and oversee the annual events calendar in conjunction with the Senior Communications Officer
  • Identify and create speaking and amplification opportunities for key Nal’ibali ambassadors on various platforms, including conferences and workshops
  • Oversee development (including being able to brief a designer on content and layout), production and distribution of an array of marketing and communications collateral
  • Report accurately and timeously on campaigns, events and media coverage
  • Work alongside the digital strategist, digital coordinator and community manager when required


  • Five to ten years’ public relations and/or marketing experience, preferably gained within an ad agency or nonprofit organisation environment
  • Relevant degree or diploma in public relations, communications or marketing
  • Proven ability and experience in event management, from conception to execution
  • Knowledge and experience of the accompanying public relations functions
  • Writing skills and the ability to craft a story
  • Independent, driven and proactive problem solver
  • Self-starter with a can-do approach to life
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Attention to detail and the ability to multitask
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, (Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Previous NGO experience an advantage
  • A passion for literacy a distinct advantage
  • Ability to speak another South African language a distinct advantage

To apply

Submit your motivational letter and CV to [email protected] with your name and surname, position title on the subject line, (e.g. Name Surname: PR & Events Coordinator)


Application Deadline: Friday, 14 June, 2019

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