Recruit for Africa-Johannesburg, GautengPR Officer position available with well-known International, established South African fashion retail group which is seeking an experienced, well connected PR Officer to join their team in Houghton, Joburg. We are seeking a Public Relations Officer who would have an understanding of PR within the social media world as well as its traditional roles. The PR Officer needs to have the necessary contacts within the fashion industry in order to be able to manage PR functionality within the company and all the brands.
Minimum Requirements:MUST have matricA University Degree (or equivalent) in Public Relations / Marketing Manager / Journalism / Communications would be an added advantage.At least 3 years’ experience working in Public Relations, preferably in the retail fashion / apparel industryExperience in managing media relations (online, broadcast and print)Excellent communication skillsExcellent writing skillsMust have own transportMust be a self-starter and have the ability to use own initiativeAble to work under pressureAbility to handle multiple tasks at onceHigh attention to detailWilling to work overtime when neededCreativity and problem solving aptitude
Duties and Responsibilities to include but not limited to:Planning and developing PR campaigns, publicity strategies and campaignsWriting, producing and distributing presentations and press releasesCollaborate with internal teams (marketing & digital) and maintain open communication with senior managementOrganising and attending promotional events such as press conferences, open days, exhibitions, tours and visitsSpeaking publicly and representing the company and brand at press conferences and presentationsAnalysing media coverage and present findings and opportunities to senior managementDoing market research, specifically focussing on fashion trends, locally and internationalWorking and managing social media by editing and updating promotional material and publicationsBuilding relationships in the fashion industrySeek opportunities for partnerships, sponsorships and advertisingAddress inquiries from the media and other partiesPrepare and submit PR reportsManage PR issues