Publicity and Public Relations Officer wanted: Salary R250 000 to R290 000 per year
Cape Town, Western Cape
R250 000 – R290 000 a year
The Baxter Theatre Centre seeks to appoint a Publicity and Public Relations Officer in the Marketing department on
a six- month T1 contract basis for appointment commencing as soon as possible.
The successful incumbent will report to the Marketing Manager. The purpose of the job is to build, maintain and
manage the reputation of the Baxter Theatre Centre and their clients through the use of all forms of media including
social media platforms. In addition to creating far-reaching publicity and monitoring its outcomes.
A Bachelor’s Degree, preferably a degree with marketing, as a major or alternatively National Diploma in
Advertising or Public Relations.
At least three to five years’ work experience in a large corporate marketing department.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Good writing skills for press releases and social media
platforms are essential.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Strong organisation, planning and administrative skills, including database maintenance and management.
Strong computer skills with high level proficiency, particularly in MS Office, email and Internet searches.
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team, use initiative, and be flexible.
Accuracy and attention to detail.
Effective time-management skills and the ability to prioritise and multi-task within a pressurised
Ability to meet strict deadlines
• A working knowledge of a large theatre would be advantageous.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Publicity and PR Duties:
• Coordinating all media related activities
Devising media and publicity campaigns for Baxter Theatre Centre productions.
Writing Press releases and distributing this information to journalists.
Creating and developing strategic partnerships with the media.
Coordinating and setting up interviews with the media and artists, writers and director
Liaising with the media with regard to productions at the Baxter Theatre Centre, manage media competitions
Create social media and opportunities on platforms to promote Baxter productions.
Public Relations Duties:
• Identifying and compiling guest lists for opening nights of Baxter Theatre Centre productions.
Working with designers on invitation design and details.
Sending out invitations to guests for opening nights and special events and functions.
Seating and ticket allocations for guests for opening nights
Hosting guests and media on opening nights and special Baxter evenings.
Initiate Public Relations activations on ways to promote and market productions.
Creating trade exchanges with media companies in order to leverage on publicity.
• Generate advertising budgets in consultation with Directors and producers for both in house and external
Coordinate all print media advertising with the various media companies
General office duties / database management
Ensuring the marketing department has the necessary equipment and resources to meet its operational
Office co-ordination – Ensuring deadlines are met and that Marketing resources are allocated correctly and
Database management (updating guest and industry database list s), compiling program information,
managing competitions, ticket giveaways and cataloguing of media stories.
Assisting the marketing manager with invoicing and monitoring of marketing related purchase orders.
PUBLICITY AND PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
BAXTER THEATRE CENTRE
The annual remuneration package, is negotiable between R250,000-R290,000
To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Mr Fahiem Stellenboom at
UCT Application Form (download at http://forms.uct.ac.za/hr201.doc)
Cover letter, and
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line.
An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete. Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted and may be required to undergo a competency test.
Telephone: 021 680 3971 Website: http://www.baxter.co.za/
Reference number: E90627 Closing date: 28 June 2019
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