Communications Officer – Wits University – Johannesburg

Brief Description
Qualifications and job requirements:
· A relevant Bachelor’s degree or Masters degree preferable with a background in science communication, science journalism, or experience in a science-related field is advantageous
· Excellent English written, spoken and communication skills. Proficiency in one or more of the official South African languages is a plus
· Outstanding writing and visual portfolio
· Excellent research and interviewing skills
· Attention to detail
· Ability to work to strict deadlines
· Five years of relevant working experience
· Excellent computer skills
· Driver’s license
· Motivated, energetic, creative and an excellent visual eye
· Must have a good understanding of science, research, and higher education

The position’s primary purpose is to profile GENUS ( to all our stakeholders. Responsibilities involve writing, editorial, and producing video content for different media channels. The incumbent should be familiar with multiple communication technologies to depict applicable content for media, publicity, and other purposes.

Additional details:
Must be willing to work after hours or on weekends to attend and promote events if required.
Remuneration: A competitive package is offered and commensurate with the level of appointment.
Amount of Travel: Some travel required.
Work at Home: Flexible with approval from the line manager.

How To Apply
Please submit a covering letter clearly indicating which post you are applying for, detailed CV with names, addresses, contact numbers and e-mail addresses of 3 referees
External applicants are invited to apply, by registering your profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform located at and submitting your application. or email applications to
Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: wits /Self Service application/” Apply for a job” or email applications to