PRINCIPAL COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
PRINCIPAL COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER: GRAPHIC DESIGN REF NO:
SALARY : R316 791 per annum (Total package of R460 251 per annum/ conditions apply)
CENTRE : Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : An appropriate three-year degree or diploma in Graphic Design (Multimedia
Graduates can only be considered if they have worked as Graphic designers
for a minimum of two years. Minimum of two years’ experience as a Junior
Designer preferably in the public sector. Creativity and original ideas. A
thorough working knowledge of the Government CI Manual and design style.
Must be proficient in Apple Macintosh Operating Systems. Must be proficient
in Adobe In Design, Photoshop and Illustrator. Ability to interpret client briefs
and convert into creative concepts. Intermediate photography skill. Excellent
written and verbal communication skill, and the ability to conduct basic
language editing on designed products. Ability to work long hours, work under
pressure and meet deadlines. Drivers’ licence (a must) and the ability to drive
to support events. A problem solver with a strong sense of responsibility & good
organisational skills. Ability to work within a team.
DUTIES : Implementing & assisting with design, layout and cover concepts for
Departmental reports (e.g. Annual Reports, Strategic Plans, branch research
reports etc.). Implementing design, layout, quality control and production of
printed products and publications, in collaboration with Editorial Services.
Developing & implementing creative concepts and products for departmental
campaigns, projects, events and exhibitions (design of exhibition stands,
branding of promotional items, campaign concepts, event invitations and
programmes). Developing multimedia content. Providing support to
departmental events and campaigns. Providing advice and ensuring the
correct application of logos and co-branding on departmental material, in line
with the prescripts of the DEA Corporate Identity Manual & the Government CI
Manual, developed by the GCIS. Liaising with internal clients and external
service providers (including communications agencies, printers, publishing
houses & copy-writers) on the production of all Departmental visual
communication material. Making sure artwork is correct and supplied in the
right format/sizes/colour codes before being sent for production facilities. Ability
to work on multiple briefs at the same time. Archiving all visuals and
publications produced, accordingly, for purposes of institutional
memory. Support the Web Developer through supplying multimedia content for
the website and intranet. NB: All applications must be accompanied by a
printed portfolio of previous work, of no more than five A4 pages. The first three
pages must refelct work done using the three Adobe Software packages
(Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator, the fourth page must refelct design & layout
of an Annual Report or APP Report. (no CDs or USBs will be accepted).
Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a computer based test on
the interview date.
ENQUIRIES Mr B Chapole Tel No: (012) 399 9943
NOTE CV’S Not Accompanied by a 5 Page Portfolio will be disqualified.