Experience

  • Communications Coordinator

    at Penny Appeal

    February 2019 - at Present

    Province of KwaZulu-Natal

    Doing press releases, updating the website, taking photos at events, doing donor feedback write-ups, editing photographs, liaising with the media for press releases, booking advertisements in print and outdoor advertising bookings. REASON FOR WANTING TO LEAVE: Want to work with or in the media

  • Social media officer and postgraduate administrator

    at Rhodes University Journalism and Media Studies

    January 2014 - December 2018

    Eastern Cape

    • HALF-DAY POSITION • Management of the online social sites for the School and its various projects/departments: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. • Management of website, www.ru.ac.za/jms and content management in TerminalFOUR. • Writing articles about latest news in the School of Journalism and alumni student news. • Managing blogs on WordPress. • Keeping abreast of all news events, journalism industry news as well as news from the department itself. • Sharing relevant media posts on the Facebook pages @RhodesJMS and @SAMediaOpportunities • Coordinating with the Deputy Head of School and reporting back on progress and future events • Taking photographs for the website and Facebook page. • Planning of special events to market the department and its courses.

  • Social media administrator

    at Ubizane Wildlife Reserve

    March 2013 - December 2013

    Province of KwaZulu-Natal

     Management of the online social networks targeting the customers relevant to the nature reserve  Management of their website, www.ubizane.co.za and updating of design and content management (on Joomla CMS).  Writing of content for the newsletter and blog (www.ubizane.blogspot.com).  Distributing newsletter through MailChimp  Taking photographs on a daily basis to use on online platforms and any other media publishing.  Dealing with the media and editing content for their marketing purposes.  Dealing with the tourism industry in the KZN area  Marketing the online content & also events such as specials, occasions like Rhino Day and any other special occasions.  Design of special advertisements and newsletter.  Design of online network pages.  Design of special occasion posters.  Dealing with guests and promoting online platform use directly with guests using word-of-mouth marketing.

Education

  • Master of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies

    at Rhodes University

    2016 - 2019 (3 years) Eastern Cape

  • Bachelor of Journalism

    at Rhodes University

    2008 - 2011 (3 years) Eastern Cape

  • Certificaat Nederlands Als Vreemde Taal

    at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (through Rhodes University)

    2008 - 2010 (2 years) Eastern Cape

  • Senior Certificate (Matric)

    at P.J. Olivier High School

    1996 - 2007 (11 years) Eastern Cape

Languages

  • English Negotiation

  • Afrikaans Native

Hives