Communications and PR Assistant (CR258)

Full Time
  • Post Date: 29 Apr 2019
  • Apply Before: 29 May 2019
Job Description

Our client, a leading and successful diversified Agricultural group has a vacancy for a Communications/PR assistant to join their team.

Reporting directly to the Communication Manager, the PR and communications assistant supports the creation and execution of multi-channel communications plans to support the company and its various brands both internally and externally.


External Communications:

• Assist in conceptualizing and executing differentiated communications plans that align to our business objectives

• Social media: track conversations on our different platforms, identify opportunities, competitor monitoring and benchmarking from a PR and communications perspective

• Assist with the planning and execution of media engagement (product drops, update media & influencer lists)

• Assist with writing, editing and proofreading of documents, newsletters and presentations, case studies

• Provide general assistance to the marketing team including public relations, advertising, ordering and management of promotional materials intended for public consumption

• Assist with the vetting of sponsorship requests and execution of approved requests

• Management and coordination of the different brands’ external newsletters. This includes obtaining input, writing up news features, fact checking and approvals.

Internal Communications:

• Assist with crafting and executing internal communications plans to support internal initiatives, including proof reading

• Drive the creation of high-quality internal communications (newsletters, vacancy adverts, staff profiles, etc.) and be able to use the mailer tool (MailChimp) with an eye for basic layout and design.



• PR/Communications qualification OR 3 years’ relevant experience

• Excellent writing, editing and communications skills with a keen eye for detail

• Previous social media management experience is desirable (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)

• Proven skills in all aspects of MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook

• Excellent project management skills with the ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously Ability to set goals and timelines as well as work in a deadline-driven environment

• Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of people across all levels, both internally and externally

• EE candidates will be given preference in line with the companies BEE targets


SALARY: Market related salary

Please use the following reference number in the subject line of your email:  CR258 when applying for this position. Please submit your CV in Word Format, your salary expectation and notice period to  Kindly consider your application unsuccessful should you not receive feedback within 1 week.