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Head of Marketing

Remuneration:Market related 
Benefits:Medical Aid
Education level:Degree
Job level:Mid/Senior
Own transport required:Yes
Travel requirement:Occasional
Reference:#Head Marketing
Company:Business and Arts South Africa

Job description

Job offer at Business Arts South Africa (BASA): Head of Marketing and Communications

Purpose: To manage the Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) brand and voice, communicating BASA's strategic purpose. Lead the development and implementation of an innovative, flexible and agile marketing and communications strategy that makes excellent use of resources, connections and partnerships available.

The role will work with both internal and external stakeholders to deepen and broaden the engagement.

Key elements for this role:
  • Prepare and implement medium and short-term business plans for the marketing function that support the strategic plan of the organisation, developing a multi-channel marketing strategy ensuring consistency of brand across all channels.
  • Manage the positioning of the BASA brand 
  • Oversee awards and all other productions with Marketing Co-Ordinator, ensuring that engagement with service providers, and stakeholders, sponsors are supported, and timelines are held.
  • Provide support to the Chief Executive for all fundraising collateral and project development.
  • Compile articles for publishing
  • Manage the BASA brand across all online and digital platforms, including but not limited to BASA’s website, social media accounts, digital screens, video and E-news content.

Do you fit the profile?

Education and professional development:
  • Minimum of five years’ experience working in a marketing role
Essential to have a deep understanding and knowledge of the creative sector.  Must have own transport and be able to attend arts sector events in the evenings.


Skills and experience
  • Strong knowledge of internet technologies relevant to online advertising, podcasting, digital content creation and e-commerce
  • Excellent analytical, creative, and organisational skills to develop new initiatives
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation communication skills; strong command of grammar, spelling and style
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision, and as a part of a team
  • Project management skills including reporting, budget management and analytical review.
  • Ability to prioritise, multi-task, and shift priorities frequently, with little notice, and as necessary
  • Ability to think strategically and act quickly on new opportunities
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines to produce quick turnarounds
  • Experience and skills in Adobe Creative Cloud software (specifically Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Acrobat and Illustrator) desirable but not required
  • Ability to engage in advocacy

Closing Date:  15 February 2019

If you have not had a response to your application within 14 days, please consider your application to be unsuccessful. To help us respond faster, please can you make sure you read the requirements carefully and ensure your application includes all of the details we need.

Posted on 30 Jan 12:00

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Nenette van der Linde-Barker, HR Partner at BASA,

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