FREELANCE COPYWRITER

GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION SYSTEM
GCIS is an equal opportunity employer and practicing affirmative action employment. It is our intention to
promote representivity (race, gender, disability) in the department through filling these posts. The
candidature of persons whose appointment/transfer/promotion will promote representivity will receive
preference.
APPLICATIONS : The DG of Government Communication and Information System, Private Bag X
745, Pretoria 0001, or hand deliver to Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Cnr Francis
Baard & Festival streets, Hatfield, Pretoria.
FOR ATTENTION : Mr S Matshageng
CLOSING DATE : 26 April 2019
NOTE : Applicants with disabilities are welcome to apply. Applications must be submitted
on form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at
www.gov.za/documents. The completed and signed form Z83 should be
accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as originally
certified copies of all qualification(s) and ID-document. The certification must be
within three (3) months. Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it
must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African
Qualification Authority (SAQA). Applicants who do not comply with the abovementioned requirements, as well as applications received late, will not be
considered. Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the
application not being considered. No faxed, copied or e-mailed application will be
considered. Where a driver’s license is essential, such a license should be
attached. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you
have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of this
advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. “The
successful candidate must disclose to the DG particulars of all registrable financial
interests, sign a performance agreement and employment contract with the DG
within three months from the date of assumption of duty and obtain a top secret
security clearance”. All appointments are subject to the verification of educational
qualifications, previous experience, citizenship, reference checks and security
vetting. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will
recommend candidates to attend generic managerial competency assessment.
The department reserves the right to fill or not to fill/not to fill the vacant post.
Although these are freelance positions, the successful candidates must be
available on request and willing to work irregular hours, on weekends and on public
holidays, when required. The successful candidates will enter into a contract with
the GCIS that will be reviewed based on performance, and must be in possession
of their own transport and appropriate computer equipment and software.

OTHER POSTS: FREELANCE RADIO PRODUCER

POST 13/18 : FREELANCE COPYWRITER REF NO: 3/1/5/1 – 19/12
Directorate: Media Production (Radio Unit)
SALARY : Per assignment allocated (benefits excluded)
CENTRE : Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : Applicants should be in possession of an appropriate 3 year Degree (NQF 7) or
National Diploma (NQF 6) or equivalent related qualification in advertising with
copywriting as a major and/or relevant experience. Be highly creative and
imaginative, have good writing and interpersonal skills; have an eye for detail and
have an interest in government programs and content. Be able to write creatively
and excellent grammatic skills. Ability to work under pressure and deadline
oriented.
DUTIES : The successful candidate will be required to conduct research, generate ideas,
create informative and creative copy around various government themes for radio,
design and television. He / she will be responsible for writing content that
articulates government programs very well.
ENQUIRIES : Mr Karabo Mokhubela Tel No: 012 473 0124
NOTE : Applicants must attach their portfolios to their applications or email to
karabomo@gcis.gov.za (not bigger than 3MB), and may be subjected to a practical
assessment.

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