Employment opportunity WP Rugby

PUBLISHED: June 7, 2012

Position: Strategic Communications Manager

Department: Marketing and Events

Key Performance Areas include, but are not limited to:

– To manage group communications and PR including;

– The development of and management of a group communications and PR strategy, as well as specific team and departmental media, communications and PR strategies.

– Communicating our core messages to stakeholders.

– Content derivation (multi-media) for all Group communication platforms. Editorial input into all communications platforms.

– Managing the media function for the group and maximising positive media coverage.

– Media liaison function for the Group and its structures, as well as for all teams and senior stakeholders.

– Growing our brands and managing our public image.

– Growing our brands and helping WP Rugby attain commercial goals.

– Education and media training.

– Media measurement and reporting.


– High level of professionalism.

– High attention to detail.

– Above average interpersonal skills.

– Exceptional communication skills (both verbal and written).

– Ability to work well under pressure and independently.

– Exceptional organisational skills.

– Self-motivated, reliable and confident.

– Ability to show initiative.

Minimum Requirements:

– Training as a journalist and at least 5 years experience in a formal position as a senior rugby journalist.

– Extensive general knowledge on WP and Stormers Rugby and an in-depth understanding of rugby structures in the Western Cape and South Africa.

– Excellent Communication skills (Written and verbal).

– Computer literacy.

– An in-depth understanding of web and social media based communications platforms.

– The ability to analyse and think strategically.

– Planning and organising skills.

– Own transport

– Availability to work outside normal office hours

To apply, please email or fax your CV and covering letter (including three names, and contact numbers of referees) to: – Simone Lourens – Group HR Officer – Western Province Rugby

Email: – SLourens@wprugby.co.za

Fax: – 0216594601

Closing date: 16h30, Monday, 11 June 2012.

WP Rugby (Pty) Ltd is committed to employment equity and reserves the right not to make an appointment.