Media & Communication Officer


Dainfern College has the following vacancy to be filled with effect from 1 January 2024 (or soonest thereafter):


Dainfern College is an independent English-medium, co-educational school situated on Broadacres Drive, Dainfern, north of Fourways in Johannesburg. The College caters for Grades 0-12 and offers the IEB Matric as the school exit exam. Our ethos is Christian and is based on the core concept of respect. We seek to develop skills for life required to unlock unique personal potential and to nurture creative thinkers with the confidence to become leaders through the provision of an innovative, relevant and quality education. We celebrate diversity and are affiliated with the international network of Round Square schools. School details can be found at

Dainfern College requires a Media & Communication Officer to work as a member of the school’s Communication & Marketing team. The successful candidate will take up the position on 1 January 2024 or soonest thereafter.

The successful candidate will report to the Communication Manager within the Advancement office structure.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Management and updating of the school website and smartphone app in alignment with College strategy and brand identity.
  • Management of and content creation for the school’s social media and other digital marketing platforms in alignment with College strategy and brand identity.
  • Content creation for digital and print media, including writing editorial, taking photos of campus events and activities etc. Simple video editing may be required.
  • Editing of the annual school magazine.
  • Assistance with design, creation and content checking (proofreading) of newsletters, school documentation and internal and external marketing and communication material.

The successful candidate will need:

  • A relevant tertiary degree, preferably in digital marketing, communication or similar.
  • Proven work experience in Media and Communication or similar role, with experience in the education sector a strong advantage.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with excellent proficiency in written and spoken English and a keen eye for detail.
  • Proven ability to proofread and check written content, with editing and writing experience an advantage.
  • Experience and proven competency in social media content creation, posting and community engagement.
  • Website management experience, with knowledge of WordPress essential.
  • A high standard of computer literacy: Google suite; MS Office including Publisher; Adobe suite, especially InDesign and Photoshop; simple video editing.
  • Effective administrative ability (planning and organisation) and commitment to meeting deadlines.
  • To be self-motivated and proactive with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team.
  • Be willing to attend events outside of normal working hours.
  • To enjoy a busy environment and be prepared to multitask and assist where necessary.

Should you be interested in applying for the above-mentioned position, please forward a full Curriculum Vitae, together with a covering letter and the names and contact numbers of two referees, via email to for the attention of Ms Patricia Mabilane. Please use ‘Media & Communication Officer’ as the subject line.

  • Closing date for applications: Thursday 30 November 2023

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard from the College by 14 December 2023, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Dainfern College reserves the right to make an appointment prior to the closing date of this vacancy should a suitable candidate be found. Candidates are therefore encouraged to submit applications timeously. Dainfern College also reserves the right not to make an appointment. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment, and failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will result in applicants being automatically disqualified from consideration.

Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) Disclaimer: Dainfern College is committed to ensuring the confidentiality of personal information and all reasonable measures will be taken to protect the personal information of applicants. Your information will be used for the sole purpose of recruitment for this listed post only as well as for statutory purposes as applicable. By applying for this position and submitting your personal details and curriculum vitae to Dainfern College, you acknowledge this disclaimer.

Dainfern College is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to employment equity. Appointments are made in line with the College’s Transformation strategies.

Closing Date
Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa
Number of Views: 1866

You cannot copy content from this page