Common Good: Communications Officer

Common Good
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 8 December, 2017
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Common Good is a faith-based, nonprofit organisation working in a range of communities. We're passionate about addressing issues of social justice that challenge our city. We seek to make a positive and lasting impact in the areas of early life, education, and employment so that individuals and communities across Cape Town can build brighter futures for themselves.

Common Good seeks to appoint a Communications Officer to be based in Cape Town.


  • Produce and maintain regular and effective communication with all stakeholders; Internal (All Staff and Graduates); Volunteers & Brand ambassadors and External (Employers and the Public)
  • Produce and implement a print and digital content plan
  • Ensure synergy and alignment between digital and print content
  • Identify relevant content opportunities, both existing and new
  • Handle and Manage all social media platforms
  • Write copy and proof-read copy across all print and digital channels
  • Develop and implement social media strategies and campaigns
  • Plan content for social channels and maintain a monthly schedule
  • Coordinate all media engagement and relationship building
  • Produce press releases
  • Manage press briefings
  • Write and produce newsletters across all stakeholders
  • Ensure the maintenance of an updated TZN Image Library
  • Coordinate Events
  • Liaise with Common Good’s Communication manager to ensure brand alignment (including website updates)
  • Manage a team of TZN volunteer Brand Ambassadors that promote our training at different Access Points across the city and drive community engagement activities


  • Matric
  • Qualification in Marketing or Public Relations /Related
  • Communication skills (verbal, written and interpersonal)
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Two to three years related experience      
  • Experience in content development for print and digital publication
  • Creative, Self-Starter and able to take initiative
  • Experience in media engagement and relationship building; ensuring publicity opportunities are timeously sourced and secured

To apply, send a motivational cover letter, CV and two recent work references to Coleen Adams

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

Full job description available on request.

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