Communications & Marketing coordinator

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT), South Africa’s premier independent arts and culture funding and development agency based in Johannesburg, seeks to fill the position of Communications & Marketing coordinator to be part of a  dynamic and visionary team.

Closing date for applications is 26 January 2018 and successful candidates will have to be available to start 1 March 2018.


Degree in Communication and/or Marketing or any other relevant degree (NQF 7)

Min 3 years marketing / digital experience

Tech savvy and very computer literate

Excellent creative writing skills

Can generate digital content (Illustrator / Indesign, Photoshop skills)

Confidence to update the website using an admin console (WordPress experience


SEO & Adwords experience advantageous

Experience with marketing reporting including ROI

Experience controlling corporate identity


  • Experience in a wide variety of facets of communication, including media liaison, corporate identity management, commercialisation, events management and liaison with external interest groups
  • Experience in web-page development and maintenance, design of marketing material, newsletters, and the creation and management of corporate branding
  • Experience in the creation and management of an online presence (including social networking).
  • Advanced computer literacy, with specific reference to MS Windows, Office and Project, and the ability to learn other applications used in language technology
  • Sound administrative and organisational skills, and the ability to function effectively under pressure and to meet pre-set deadlines
  • Knowledge and understanding of public communications, public relations, and marketing guidelines
  • The ability to work as part of a team and adapt to the work method of the team, as well as to work independently
  • The ability to prioritise, manage and complete several tasks simultaneously
  • Good communication skills, presentation abilities as well as creative problem-solving abilities

Job description

  • Manage companies social media channels and media communications (write content for social media pages)
  • Engage in social media presence creation on new and emerging social media platforms
  • Manage, maintain, administer and update Trust’s websites
  • Assist in developing all brand aligned digital artwork for social media and websites from concept to final product
  • Assist with creation, conception and presentation of social media strategy and integrated marketing campaigns
  • Manage the Trust’s E-mail database
  • Optimise content following search engine optimisation (SEO)
  • Liaise with media and write press releases
  • Writes and distributes e- newsletters
  • Identify marketing materials that need to be updated, acquired, developed (brochures, banners, flyers)
  • Liaise with marketing material suppliers and designers and ensure contracted work is supplied as contracted
  • Compile presentations for marketing plans and analysis
  • Collect statistical data for marketing projects; e.g. pre and post campaign analysis

Interested individuals who meet the requirements are invited to send a concise CV to the email 

Reference, ITC and Criminal checks will be conducted. Should you not hear from The Arts & Culture Trust  within 30 days after the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.