External Communications Specialist Job at South African Civil Aviation Authority – in Midrand, Gauteng

Company South African Civil Aviation Authority

Reference # External Communications Specialist

Published 25/11/2021

Contract Type Permanent

Salary Market Related

Location Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa


To support the delivery of the organisation’s media and other communications strategies aimed at external stakeholders. To manage social media platforms and develop content for various communications platforms

Job Functions Communications,Public Relations

Industries Aviation


Implementation of a Media Strategy

Assist implement the media strategy

Develop and implement project-based media strategies

Communicate, inform, and advise all relevant stakeholders of the SACAA media policy and procedures

Assist in coordinating information and writing media statements

Manage social media platforms including regular updates and timeous responses to queries

Assist on compiling information for media queries and writing appropriate media responses

Coordinate media conferences including media kits

Coordinate media training for all key personnel

Assist in arranging, preparing and co-ordinating planned media interviews as requested by the media or the DCA

Monitor the relevant coverage, mentions and clips across all media platforms

Analyse and compile reports on media activities on a monthly or as and when requested

Compile a media contact list and update regularly

Provide support on any external communication objective derived from the implementation of any other communications strategy employed by the department.

Implementation of Departmental Communication Strategy

Website and Social Media Management

Assist in the management of the SACAA official website

Content Development for various Communication Channels

Research, develop and write content for various communications platform such as:

  • Social media platforms
  • Website and intranet
  • Presentations
  • Magazines, booklets, brochures, and leaflets
  • Editorials and Advertorials
  • Any other promotional material and company documentation

The SACAA will process applications as soon as possible. If you have not heard from us within 90 days after your CV has been received by us, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Employment equity candidates will be preferred in line with our Employment Equity targets .

“All SACAA appointments are subject to S98 of the Civil Aviation Act, 13 of 2009 and all successful candidates will be subjected to security vetting”.


National Diploma or related formal qualification in Communications or Public Relations.

Ideal Qualification Degree in Communications or Public Relations

3–7-year(s) experience as an External Communications Specialist

Media experience would be an added advantage

Job Closing Date 10/12/2021

About the Company

Company: South African Civil Aviation Authority –

Company Location:  Midrand, Gauteng

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