I have 13 years' experience as a journalist and 10 years' experience as a communications manager. I hold a Journalism Honours degree and a Post-graduate Diploma in Marketing Management.

Experience

  • Acting web editor

    at University of Pretoria

    February 2018 - at Present

    Gauteng

    • Leading major publicity campaigns • Web publishing • Production of media releases and marketing material • Content management • Production of content • Issues management • Crisis communications • Reputation Management • Spokesman training • Social media • Internal communications

Education

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management

    at IMM

    2015 - 2018 (3 years)

  • Hons in Journalism

    at University of the Witwatersrand

    2002 - 2003 (1 year)

Services offered

  • Acting web editor

    I work on a contract at the University of Pretoria, where I lead international media campaigns on scientific research discoveries and major announcements which are of interest to the media. I source information from scientists and produce compelling media releases which are picked up by national and international media. This media coverage enhances the reputation of the university and helps enhance its global rankings. The university receives the most media coverage in the higher education sector, due to the efforts of my colleagues and I.

    I also deal with media inquiries, produce social media posts, am involved in writing statements during a media crisis. I'm also involved in content management and production for various channels, including the website. I also produce content for internal communications channels and can write on any topic as I'm a trained journalist.

    I also provide media training to academics and coach them on how to write opinion pieces.

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