Independent Media


Market related
17 Apr 2018
24 Apr 2018
Precious Thwala


Independent Media Gauteng has an exciting and challenging position for a dynamic Marketing and Brand Officer. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing innovative marketing activities/campaigns for the brands (existing and new); pursue revenue opportunities and trade exchanges beneficial for the brand and develop and build brand awareness and audience loyalty.


  • Responsible for planning and implementing marketing initiatives for core and new brands
  • Grows existing revenues from core marketing and brand activities
  • Develop new marketing and brand opportunities for title brands
  • Develop marketing material, publicity and communication for brand activations and engagements
  • Seek sponsorships and partnerships for marketing and circulation growth activities
  • Manage multiple marketing and brand projects from implementation to finalisation within budget and set timeframes
  • Develop briefs for marketing and brand campaigns as it relates to advertising and marketing and communication material.
  • Work with internal and external parties in developing marketing collateral
  • Provide regular progress reports and submit a comprehensive report after each activation
  • Develop and monitor budgets for all marketing and brand activities
  • Pro-actively promote brand and marketing campaigns on social media platform
  • Ensure that all procurement aligns with Independent Media’s BEE objectives
  • Handles ad hoc projects



Minimum Requirements

  • Be in possession of a Marketing qualification or equivalent
  • Must have 2-5 years’ relevant marketing experience.
  • Solid understanding of marketing concepts and experience in developing marketing campaigns.
  • Have experience in organising events and promotions.
  • Have experience in planning and implementing budgets.
  • Be proficient in English and have above average writing skills as the writing of promotional copy is an integral part of the job.
  • Must be computer literate - Word, Excel & Powerpoint are essential.
  • Must have a valid driver’s licence.

Required Competencies

  • Good organisational and planning skills
  • Ability to develop and present event concepts
    • Excellent problem-solving, negotiation and time management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and be available to work long hours
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a diverse team.



Independent Media is committed to its Employment Equity and Affirmative Action strategy.

All interested and suitably qualified applicants should submit a written application and detailed CV no later than 16h30 on Tuesday, 24 April 2018.

Precious Thwala

HR Business Partner

P O BOX 1014






If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.