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We are hiring! Junior to mid-level PR

Be-cause Integrated Communications, a young and dynamic communications hub, is hiring! Based in Observatory, Cape Town, we are a niche agency operating in the cause environment. We work with corporates, brands and NGOs and generate awareness around sustainability, education, health and gender activism to name a few key areas. We also work with local start-ups who are doing really cool things. We get people talking about our clients – a lot!

Position:

Junior to mid-level PR (2 to 3 years experience)

Skills set

Media liaison

  • Excellent media relationships across the board
  • Know how to pitch a story – print, broadcast and online
  • Copywriting and press release writing skills are a pre-requisite
  • Social media management and engagement

Client service

  • Account management
  • Communication framework development
  • Status and action reports
  • Media lists
  • Analysis reports

Key traits:

  • Understanding of how the media machine works
  • Ability to work under pressure and fast turn around times
  • Attention to detail a pre-requisite
  • Able to multi-task and think on your feet
  • Able to prioritise work and meet deadlines
  • Confident to pick up the phone and pitch a story
  • Excellent people skills
  • Understand news and enjoy it – newsroom experience would be an added bonus
  • Able to work independently
  • Contribute to the business as whole

Requirements:

  • Suitable qualification- journalism or English degree
  • Solution driven, out the box thinker
  • Driver’s licence
  • Can do attitude
  • Team worker

Interests

  • Sustainability and development
  • Health, exercise, lifestyle
  • Current affairs
  • Education
  • Citizen activism
  • Social media
  • Trend watching
  • Human behaviour – what makes us tick?

About us

We are a small team of dedicated PR professionals, which means that sometimes we make tea for our peers when they are on deadline and we really don’t mind getting our hands dirty – we are involved at every level to ensure our clients remain happy. We have a lot of fun but work really hard and get things done. We don’t really like using the word public relations to describe ourselves and think citizen journalism is a more apt term. We don’t make things pretty for our clients; we talk about real issues and put our clients in the centre of it all as the experts.

Excited by what you’ve read? Strongly feel that you meet the brief? Send us your CV, we’d love to hear from you – connect@be-cause.co.za. Salary dependent on level of experience.

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