University of Stellenbosch Vacancies – Senior Journalist

Website Stellenbosch University

Job Responsibilities:

  • Defining communication risks, issues, challenges, and opportunities in collaboration with internal partners;
  • Developing strategic content related to reputation management and crisis communication for a variety of communication channels.
  • Supporting the Media Office by identifying news and positioning opportunities, and developing specialist content such as opinion editorials and thought leadership articles aligned with institutional themes and objectives;
  • Supporting the Management Communication Specialist with adapting content from speeches and reports to high level articles or opinion editorials for placement on external/ media channels;
  • Aligning output in various formats with divisional and institutional strategic policy documents.

Job Requirements:

  • The ability to accurately report information and fine attention to detail.
  • The ability to function effectively in a multilingual and multicultural environment;
  • Strong, systematic organisational skills;
  • Extensive research, writing and media production experience at senior level;
  • Computer literate in MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Outlook, and Teams;
  • At least ten years’ experience in a media or corporate communication environment;
  • Relevant B-degree, or equivalent qualification in communication, media, journalism, public relations, politics, philosophy, or education;

Job Details:

Company: Stellenbosch University

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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