DIVISIONAL HEAD PUBLIC RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS - Cape Town
DIVISIONAL HEAD - PUBLIC RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS
Divisional Head: Public Sector
One of South Africa’s largest independent public relations and communications consultancies, with wholly-owned offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth.
Our client is looking for an experienced divisional head in their Johannesburg office.
The ideal candidate must have:
Relevant degree in Public Relations / Communications / Journalism or Marketing;
Minimum of 10 years public relations experience, with at least 8 years in a public relations agency environment;
Experience working on clients in the parastatal and public sector;
Strong leadership skills with a proven track-record in managing a large but tight-knit team;
The business acumen to balance team outputs with client requirements and to manage tight budgets;
Crisis and issues management and strategy development experience essential;
Exceptional writing ability;
Strong strategic ability – with a focus on integrated strategies encompassing both traditional and new media (digital and social media) channels;
Ability to translate technical jargon into business speak;
Strong media relationships;
Proven ability in pitching and winning new business;
A proactive self-starter who has great attention to detail;
Strong client credentials;
Proven track record of exceptional client delivery and satisfaction.
Salary: negotiable depending on experience, plus benefits (medical aid and pension).