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Senior Practitioner: Internal Communications – CSIR

Job Summary:
The CSIR has a vacancy for a Senior Practitioner: Internal Communications. The incumbent will be responsible for supporting the marketing and communication strategy in line with the objectives of the CSIR by implementing internal communications initiatives and projects.

Responsibilities:
– Create focused internal communication campaigns with high impact to build and strengthen the employee-brand relationship
– Develop and write content for a variety of communication platforms utilized by internal communication
– Create focused internal communication campaigns with high impact to build and strengthen the employee-brand relationship
– Proactively write, develop and package content for a variety of internal communication platforms, including the Intranet, emails, videos, internal social media and weekly newsletter
– Execute all internal communication interventions and projects, ensuring alignment to the marketing and communication strategy; and contribute towards the continual development of the internal communications agenda
– Interview management, scientists/engineers and other people of interest at all levels of the CSIR to write internal articles and also handle onsite photography for such articles
– Support organisational objectives, vision and values through suitable and deliberate communication activities;
– Monitor the internal climate and culture of the CSIR and inform ongoing strategy development
– Source and package content from multiple sources as appropriate to internal communication needs and target audiences.
– Ensure quality, up-to-date content on all internal communication platforms.
– Entrench the CSIR brand image in all internal communication activities
– Ensure appropriate messaging for internal CSIR events
– Conduct onscreen interviews with management, internal and external people of interest for the CSIR’s audio visual channel Connect
– Research and produce regular audience-appropriate episodes for the CSIR’s audio visual channel Connect.
Qualifications, skills and experience:
– Bachelor’s degree in communication or journalism with at least five years relevant working experience including the following:
– Corporate communication
– Writing for multiple communication mediums
 -Editing is an added advantage
– Photography is an added advantage
– A postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage
 – Essential Skills:
– Project management
– Change and people management
– Show leadership qualities
– Creative and independent thinking
– Innovation and resourcefulness
– Ability to display a high level of integrity
– Team orientation
– Client/service delivery focused
– Display high level of professionalism
– Ability to maintain confidentiality
– Video presenting and onscreen interviewing are added advantages
 – Knowledge of the CSIR business environment will be an added advantage
Location: Pretoria
Closing date: 23 July 2021

How to Apply:
Please email your CV to: recruitmrnt02@csir.co.za

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