Experience

  • Communications Coordinator

    at African Energy Chamber

    January 2019 - at Present

    Gauteng

    Administrative support to Business Development. Executing, monitoring and reporting on communication strategies. Coordinating internal and external trainings and events. Drafting and creating public relations and marketing materials including press releases, website copy, brochures, blog posts, social media content and newsletters. Building and maintaining relationships with agencies and suppliers; Coordinating strategic media relations for the Chamber and its partners.

  • Interactive Web Editor

    at MULTICHOICE (CHANNEL O AND VUZU TV, AMP)

    November 2011 - at Present

    Gauteng

    Creating exclusive industry related entertainment; Introducing the concept of ‘Twitterviews’ with stars like Africa’s Next Top Model, Oluchi, and Preachers of LA’s Deitrick Haddon; Creating the use of video-integration as content dissemination strategy; First to bring LIVE coverage from the exclusive Channel O and VuzuTV events and awards in 2012; Developing strategy and content development for viewers and social media; Managing online marketing campaigns such as Beyoncé’s Life is But a Dream competition. Creating, writing and producing content for www.channelo.tv and www.vuzu.tv, and the social media accounts: YouTube, Facebook and Twitter accounts. Created the ChannelOTV, VUZUTV and MzansiMagic Instagram accounts – a first for SA in 2012.

  • Senior Account Manager

    at Bonfire Media

    July 2018 - December 2018

    Gauteng

    As the lead contact between the agency and clients, I took to leading and overseeing activations and public relations campaigns for Cresta Shopping Centre, Unilever (Surf washing powder, Magnum, VW. I managed the creative development process, writing of creative briefs as well as managing the media planning, execution and reporting for campaigns. Coordinating and overseeing Influencer management.

  • Senior Associate: Media Relations

    at WEBER SHANDWICK AFRICA (WSA)

    October 2017 - June 2018

    Gauteng

    Localizing global media relations campaigns for international clients by planning, executing and managing strategic activities on the ground. Clients include pharmaceuticals such as Novartis, Roche, Glaxo Smith Klein (GSK) and Abbott. Planning and execution of public relations for new product launches and disease awareness and prevention; Coordination of Research: media landscaping, country landscaping, stakeholder mapping; Coordination of media and influencer engagement; Coordination of media plans for industry event collaboration; Events planning and coordination; Media monitoring; Thought leadership and executive content creation and syndication

  • Communication and Publications Officer

    at UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG (UJ)

    October 2014 - November 2016

    Gauteng

    Coordinating and executing internal and external communication with media and PR plans and strategies; Developing and managing content on thought leadership and news for www.uj.ac.za; Writing and editing content for publishing on various publications, presentations, magazines, reports; Organizing outside broadcasts of lecturers, such as the Helen Joseph Memorial Lecture LIVE on eNCA in 2016. Created content for the www.uj.ac.za website; Created the official Annual Reports for the institution – winning MACE awards 2 consecutive years. As the communications officer, worked closely with the executives, various schools and departments showcasing the University and its academics on broadcast, print and digital media nationwide.

Education

  • Press Release and Media Writing

    at SA Writer’s College

    2015 - 2015 (1 year) Gauteng

  • Social Media

    at University of Cape Town (UCT) – Getsmarter

    2013 - 2013 (1 year)

  • Degree

    at Wits University

    2006 - 2011 (5 years) Gauteng

Languages

  • Xhosa Native

  • English Conversation

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