Position Summary

Campus: Doornfontein Campus
Remuneration: Market Related
EE position: EE
Level: Skilled


The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university, anchored in Africa and driven by a powerful strategy focused on attaining global excellence and stature (GES). With an emphasis on independent thinking, sustainable development and strategic partnerships, UJ is an international university of choice. The University is guided by the Vice-Chancellor’s vision of “Positioning UJ in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in the context of the changing social, political and economic fortunes of Africa”.

Job description

The Council of the University of Johannesburg has declared the University as a mandatory vaccination site as per the applicable policy ((https://www.uj.ac.za/covid-19/). All applications and offers of employment is dependent upon compliance with the said policy.

UJ invites suitably qualified individuals to apply for position of Multi-Media Content Producer. The candidate will be responsible for producing content/stories that keep the University community abreast of new developments within the institution, as well as achievements of faculties, departments and students and staff.

The position is located within the Strategic Communications Unit, University Relations, and requires the successful candidate to liaise with multitude of stakeholders within and outside of the University. 

  • Implement a comprehensive internal communications strategy to support important institutional and development of digital media projects or/initiatives.
  • Independently produce compelling content/stories for the University across various platforms, incorporating digital technologies.
  • Plan a news diary and produce content for the monthly Students newsletter.
  • Write the Vice-Chancellor’s weekly newsletter, in a style that reflets the University’s mission and vision statements and strategic objectives.
  • Extend UJ’s media relationships and footprint with media targets reaching broader audiences that influence the University’s reputation.
  • Independently produce and direct a variety of complex informational and promotional video/web/print/multimedia materials, using emerging tools to meet the diverse communication needs of the University.
  • Develop and execute multimedia projects that incorporate all technical and media elements and production schedules
  • Create content that motivates, inspires, educates, informs and simply, provides information, across a wide variety of digital platforms.
  • Liaise with faculties/departments to produce content that showcase the University’s successes and achievements.
  • Contribute to the University’s social media strategy and its presence across social media platforms.
  • Working closely with the media manager, assist in the preparation of press releases for the mainstream media as well as managing and facilitating media related communication.

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree/Diploma in Media and Communications or equivalent (NQF 7) level Qualification.
  • At least Five (5) years working experience in a communication/media space.
  • Competence in information technology, especially digital and video.
  • An understanding of issues and trends in the Higher Education sector.
  • A valid driver’s licence
  • Willingness to work outside of office hours, including on public holidays, as and when required.
Competencies and Behavioural Attributes:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good storyteller who is able to work independently to identify and develop interesting stories incorporating social media, video and other emerging tools. 
  • Sound understanding of online, print and video publishing, with particular focus on enhancing the University’s standing and profile. 
  • Ability to manage own diary and deliver content on the deadline.
  • A team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be self-motivated, be able to work independently and complete assignments/projects without supervision.
  • Be able to liaise with internal and external stakeholders
  • Report writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to communicate messages across multiple South African languages will be an advantage.
  • Given that the position requires the use of social media to engage audiences, excellent command of the English language and live tweeting will be an advantage. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be able to produce videos and use other emerging digital tools to meet the diverse communications needs of the university.
  • Project management and problem-solving skills.


Enquiries regarding job content: Ms. Thembelihle Dhlalisa (011) 559- 6198
Enquiries regarding remuneration and benefits: Mr. Innocent Masoka (011) 559-1531 (HR Business Partner)


Your application, comprising of a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as the names and full contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three traceable and credible referees must be uploaded before or on the closing date of the advertised post. Please also attach the following: a copy of your highest academic qualification, proof of registration with professional bodies you might belong to and if applying for an academic position, a list of accredited research output and/ or a portfolio of your creative output.

Enquiries (UJ e-recruitment Portal)

If you have general enquiries regarding the advertised post, please send an e-mail with the subject line being the reference number of the post to vacancies@uj.ac.za
If you require technical support / assistance on the UJ e-recruitment website, please contact our service provider PNET on the following contact details: 0861 227337/010 140 3099 or email ujsupport@pnet.co.za

Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

In conjunction to merit on the basis of qualifications, experience and proven achievements the University of Johannesburg is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and those individuals from the historically disadvantaged groups. As necessitated by operational requirements the University reserves the right not to make an appointment to positions advertised. If you have not received a response from the University within 8 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.