UKZN Marketing & Social Media Assistant Intern 2016

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) is committed to Employment Equity with the intention to promote representivity within the Institution. Preference will be given to applicants from the designated groups.


Marketing & Social Media Assistant (Intern)
Marketing Unit
JOB SCOPE: Work on and assist with marketing and social media activities, as well as be of general assistance to units within Corporate Relations.
Ref: MAI 01/2016
(12 Months Fixed Term Contract)

To apply, please view the Job Profile (attached), and submit your detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) including contactable references, together with a Covering Letter motivating how you meet the stated knowledge, skills and experience requirements for the job.

All applications should be submitted before the application deadline to: Mrs Nolwandle Mabaso Reference number must indicated on the subject line

Email address: [email protected]

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 9th of February 2016 – ONLY

An abstract reasoning as well as writing test will be administered.

Please note the application deadline for the post listed is Friday, 5 February 2016, midday. Please note that this position is urgent and the successful candidate will be required to start with a handover on 16 February 2016 and officially assume duty from the 01st of March 2016. Should you not hear from us within 1 week following the deadline date, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful.

Marketing & Social Media Assistant (Intern)
Marketing Units.
Corporate Relations Division: UKZN

Roles & Responsibilities:

Social Media: A high level of autonomy.

  • Manage and respond to all queries across Facebook and Twitter pages. This is to be
    done on a daily basis and during the course of the day.
  • Post a minimum of three interactive postings per day that encourage student
  • Ensure that the online feedback analytics platform for each social network is
    regularly visited in order to inform campaign activities moving forward. This should be
    checked at least once a week.
  • Manage the online reputation of UKZN on all levels in consultation with any of the
    Social Media Managers.
  • Ensure close coordination between all relevant departments such as marketing,
    events– on a daily basis in order to craft textured campaigns.
  • Craft the full-year’s campaign plan ensuring that it touches and is parallel to the
    marketing office’s objectives and builds UKZN as an institution of choice for leaners.
  • Draft reports on stats of each platform as and when required by Managers.
  • Set up campaign calendars, create monthly progress reports and campaign
    summary reports for major campaigns in the year.
  • Maximise online presence by implementing creative, strategic and tactical online
    marketing activities and graphics in order to leverage a higher level of interactivity
    for students and community members on our platforms.
  • Be aware of and be price sensitive to the overall marketing budget when planning
    prizes for competitions.
  • Monitor and engage, when necessary, in brand related online conversations.
  • Meet weekly with brand and public relations teams to discuss trends, postings, article
    reviews, etc.

Marketing & CRD: A lower level of autonomy

  • Be of general assistance to any unit within CRD, and have a keenness to learn and
    be of support if all daily activities relating to your core responsibilities are complete.
  • Work and shadow the Marketing Co-coordinator/CRD official and assist with any
    requests that he/she may have along with taking initiative to identify gaps where
    you could be of assistance.
  • Document and keep careful records of all activities prior to handing over to the
    Marketing office on a monthly basis.


  • High communication skills, in writing and verbally.
  • Fluency in English, with an emphasis on good grammar and spelling.
  • Ability to write crisp, engaging prose.
  • Possess knowledge and some experience of traditional and new marketing
  • Pays attention to detail and diligent.

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