CV, Public Relations Officer targeting Australia or Canada

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 14640

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Short Bio:

An innovative, creative and highly self motivated media professional with extensive experience in news gathering and writing, TV production, public relations and principal information. A strong leader, is capable of motivating and empowering individuals to achieve their own potential and to make a significant contribution to the full delivery of common goals.

Current location: South-East, Botswana - View on map
Nationality: Botswana
Preferred Sector of Employment:  media and design, Admin and Clerical
Spoken languages: english, Ndebele, Setswana
Location I am interested in working: Australia, canada, Ireland

Education And Qualifications

MSc Project Management (University of Sunderland, UK) Ongoing (expected to complete 2014)

Postgraduate Certificate Enterprise Risk Management (Botswana Accountancy College) 2013

Postgraduate Diploma Telecommunication & Information Policy (University of South Africa) 2006

Bachelor of Arts Media & Communication (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia) 2001

Advanced Diploma 1997

Professional Development

 Certificate in Customer Relationship Management Principles  Certificate in Media Management

 Certificate in Business Communication

Career Summary

Sep 2010 – to date

• Personally responsible for the coordination of the development / implementation of Land Board’s Public Relations and Communications Strategy

• Highlighting positive developments in the Land Board through the preparation of press releases and statements

• Providing valuable assistance with the coordination of any interviews and news coverage and following up any news media requests for information

• Consistently working in line with the Land Board strategic plan when coordinating the development of an annual performance plan

• Reviewing performance development plans for supervisees, estimating divisional budgets and finance, determining training needs and setting performance standards

• Formulating Land Board Communication Strategies for recommendation to members of the senior management team

• Arranging media briefings for the Land Board Secretary and Chairman in response to highlighted subjects and preparing press releases relating to the same

• Identifying major incidents and activities affecting the Land Board through the analysis of news reports and advising the Secretary on an ongoing basis

• Playing an instrumental role as key liaison between the Land Board, media, other organisations and special interest groups and acting as Protocol Officer to visiting dignitaries

• Resolving any customer queries in a prompt, professional and knowledgeable manner

Jun – Aug 2010

• Reinforcing the Council’s publicity and promotional activities through the development of posters, billboards, pamphlets and other publicity materials as well as editing publications

• Organising venues, equipment and collating information enabling improved public relations through the effective preparation of council’s public presentations and promotional activities

• Ensuring extensive dissemination of Council information through the development, planning and coordination of publicity, promotions and public relations

• Developing the Council newsletter, writing and coordinating article and newsworthy item production in projecting a positive image of the Land Board

• Escalating complaints from the general public to the relevant personnel for investigation / resolution

• Effectively promoting Council public relations and publicity through securing advertising space

• Maintaining the condition of all photographic, address system and audio / visual equipment

• Preparing draft press releases for vetting / editing by the supervisor before submitting for publication

• Consistently working in line with quality standards and customer alignment when producing articles for corporate publications

• Producing / maintaining a fully documented body of Council information and preparing equipment specifications

• Supervising, reviewing and monitoring work performance of colleagues and additionally responsible for the consolidation of manpower and financial budget estimates for the unit

Oct 2008 – May 2010
SENIOR PRODUCER, Special Events Unit and Matlho A Phage

• Carrying out a multi functional role including development of special events strategic plan, drafting of Memorandum of Understandings / contracts with stakeholders and identifying appropriate venues

• Organising, coordinating and covering live events in addition to assessing and evaluating productions and events as well as writing spot announcements, press releases and promotional materials

• Supervising and mentoring junior members of staff, delegating workloads and ensuring the same is completed within set timeframes and to a high quality standard

• Attending partnership / stakeholders meetings as well as sourcing sponsorship

• Preparing equipment specifications, such as audio / visual, directing field shootings and drawing up budgets

• Coordinating mock set ups / rehearsals and completing any required editing or scripting

Oct 2003 – Oct 2008
PRODUCER, Sedibeng (Magazine Programme) Botswana Television

• Undertaking a multi faceted role with a variety of duties and responsibilities, including inviting guests, recording programmes, developing content and operating character generator / picture box

• Brainstorming story ideas for topics to be discussed as well as attending pre and post productions, attending workshops, and liaising with programme stakeholders

• Revamping and pitching programmes, soliciting sponsors, scripting, editing and monitoring quality / content ensuring all programmes run smoothly with no errors

Earlier Experience:

Jan 2002 – Dec 2002
ASSISTANT PRODUCER, Mmualebe (Talkshow Programme)

JOURNALIST, The Voice Newspaper

1995 – 1996
REPORTER, Botswana Press Agency (BOPA)