Experience

  • Communication and Marketing Coordinator

    at Amambazo The Music Productions (Pty) Ltd

    September 2018 - at Present

    Province of KwaZulu-Natal

    - Arrange interviews with journalists, Prepare and distributes media releases. Compile newsletters, manage and create website content, arrange accreditations Coordinate workshops and functions. Providing information and regular support to stakeholders and project team Monitor social media pages File event images, video clips and media release Gather newspaper articles for our news clip file

  • Communication and Marketing Coordinator

    at The BAT Centre

    June 2017 - September 2018

    Province of KwaZulu-Natal

    Manage websites and social media Draft a year plan and budget for the marketing department Draft media releases and Invites Coordinate internal events Attend project coordination meetings with stakeholders Monitor and update notice board Take photographs during BAT Centre events Compile stories for BAT Centre Newsletter

  • Public Relations Officer

    at South African Traditional Music Achievement Awards

    August 2015 - October 2015

    Province of KwaZulu-Natal

    Respond to enquiries from the public, media and other organisations Arrange interviews with journalists, prepare and distributes media releases and liaise with and draft statements for the media Monitoring websites and social media Organise events tags for the media and stakeholders Coordinate media functions and invite reporters Attend project coordination meetings with stakeholders Check and proofread promotional materials before they go to printing Monitor adverts in print and electronic media Ensure the organisation's reputation is maintained Organise travel and accommodation arrangements for the media.

  • News Reporter

    at Independent Newspapers

    April 2010 - January 2015

    Province of KwaZulu-Natal

    Translate stories from English to Zulu Arranging and preparing for interviews Research for interviews Checking electronic media (wires), articles of interest in newspapers Conducting preliminary telephonic and follow-up on interviews Identifying stories through research and Networking Screening functions, events for possible newsworthy items & Taking photographs

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Science

    at UNISA

    2006 - 2014 (8 years) Province of KwaZulu-Natal

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