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Communications Specialist

Remuneration:R300000 - R360000 per month Cost to company 
Benefits:Medical aid, pension
Education level:Degree
Job level:Mid/Senior
Own transport required:Yes

Job description

A reputable and well-established company seeks a Communications Specialist with experience in the healthcare and financial services sector. The successful candidate will play a key role in the implementation of the company’s marketing and communication strategy. This position requires someone with strong communication skills specifically in the financial services sector, a key focus on attention to detail and commitment to deliver high-quality work. 

  • Writing, editing and proof-reading external promotional material such as brochures, fact sheets, presentations, videos, scripts and infographics
  • Repurposing content for various platforms
  • Coordinating and managing of company promotional material such as annual reports, newsletters, brochures and fact sheets, as well as the internal and external distribution thereof.
  • Creation of communication plans
  • Craft communications plans and messages that resonate with various target audiences across a range of platforms
  • Simplifying information and structuring communication to empower and educate target audiences
  • The ability to craft communication for specific platforms including digital
  • Writing SEO-friendly copy (for website and digital platforms)
  • Assisting with newsletters
  • Writing magazine articles
  • Copy for marketing campaigns and projects
  • Editing of marketing copy before project completion
  • Understanding the message the client is seeking to deliver and translating this into attractive copy
  • Writing copy that will engage the reader
  • Keeping copy consistent and identifiable
  • Producing creative ideas for innovative campaigns
  • Follow communications guidelines and procedures
  • Assist with the implementation and execution of the media and communications strategy
  • Work with the communication, marketing, digital and design teams to ensure that messages are accurately conveyed in the most appropriate medium


  • Tertiary qualifications in related field essential (journalism, communications, public relations)
  • Five to eight years’ experience preferably in financial services and/or healthcare
  • Medical aid experience a bonus
  • SEO experience and skills
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills
  • Fully MS Office literate essential
  • Deadline-driven with the ability to work well under pressure
  • Experience in writing strong, succinct copy that is grammatically correct
  • Strong research skills that ensure all copy is correct and accurate
  • HTML knowledge an advantage
  • Great organisational skills
  • An eye for detail and a desire for perfection
  • The ability to think creatively and translate ideas into copy

Posted on 14 Aug 13:27

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