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  • Posted: May 8, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Santam Limited is the largest short-term insurer in South Africa, with a market share in excess of 22%, providing short-term insurance products through broker networks and direct sales channels. The company was established in 1918 and offers personal, commercial, and corporate insurance solutions. Santam is a subsidiary of Sanlam Limited and has been listed ...
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    Communications Specialist

    What you will do:
    This exciting opportunity is available in our Corporate Communications department at Head Office in Cape Town to fulfil a Communications Specialist role. The Communication Specialist will be responsible for the achievement of communication plans that are aimed at specific stakeholders (internal or external).

    • Enable tactical delivery of communication plans.
    • Draft content (e.g. press releases) for mass media or company website
    • Liaise with media and handle requests for interviews, statements etc
    • Foster relationships with internal key stakeholders
    • Assist in communication of strategies or messages from senior leadership
    • Provide answers to media enquiries (including drafting and sign-off).
    • Monitor delivery of agencies on implementation of plans.
    • Be a communications partner for a range of cross-functional teams across the business.
    • Ensure alignment with the brand, marketing, market development teams.
    • Conduct communication audits to measure achievement of objectives.
    • Manage communication to clients, establish and maintain a business relationship from a communications environment.
    • Assist and advise all divisions in their communication efforts to clients (communication action plans).
    • Assist with the conceptualisation and management of social media content.
    • Proficiency in the usage of new age digital innovations such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter etc. to deliver PR messages.
    • Assist with the development of annual communication strategies and plans.
    • Assist Marketing in finding efficient communication methods to communicate per segment and identify communication opportunities.

    What will make you successful in this role:

    • Experience in editing, summarising and rewriting copy
    • At least 4 years’ communication experience, including journalistic/writing experience as well as experience in a corporate communication environmen
    •  Crisis management experienc
    • Experience working with digital/social media
    • Experience in developing and executing successful communications plans directed towards multiple stakeholders
    •  Abreast of current communications trends

    Qualifications 

    • Relevant B-degree Qualification in Communications / Journalism or similar field 

    Build a successful career with us!

    We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future - your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping our employees to realise their worth. Through its business clusters - Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Sanlam Corporate, Santam, Miway, as well as the Group Office - the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Santam Insurance on www.linkedin.com to apply
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