Established in 1980, Mhlathuze Water is a public regional water service provider and a leading water utility. The organisation is committed to national and worldclass service delivery standards.
• REF: EXEC_COMMS/2021/01 • JOB GRADE: 282 HAY UNITS / C3
An exciting opportunity exists for a creative and results driven individual to fulfil the newly created role of Graphic Designer in the Corporate Communications section of the Executive Department. This position is based at our Head Office in Richards Bay and the incumbent will report to the Corporate Communications Manager. The primary purpose of the position is to design material that will be used across various platforms to profile and promote the organisation’s brand in line with its corporate identity and marketing needs.
Key performance areas: • Design and layout of corporate material including but not limited to: * graphics, layouts, multi-media content including animation, video, sound • marketing and promotional printed material * Staff Newsletter, Business Plan and the Annual Report • Articulate complex concepts and visualising data through infographic design • Experiment with and adopt new design techniques, software, and creative styles • Custodian of all graphic design and artwork, manages and maintains the photographic library and provides relevant material as required to the other departments and external stakeholders • Communicate and facilitate the art direction and formatting of design deliverables and produce necessary communications pieces in both print and digital environments for a wide range of clients • Provide relevant multimedia content for all Mhlathuze Water social media platforms • In consultation with the Corporate Communications Manager, handle copyright, reprint, and permission processes particularly in the use of externally sourced images and artworks • Assist to position the Mhlathuze Water brand through planned events and activities.
Requirements: • Matric plus National Diploma (NQF Level 6) in Graphic Arts, Design, Marketing, Communications or related field • A minimum of three years’ hands on experience in a graphic design environment post tertiary qualification • Ability to conceptualise designs and an in depth knowledge of layout techniques, styles and the ability to work with programs for image editing, Photoshop, and the Adobe Design Suite • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, report writing skills and attention to detail • Highly creative, strong copywriting skills, computer literate and the ability to work with programs for image editing, Photoshop and the Adobe Design
Suite. Digital experience (HTML, CSS) will be advantageous • Ability to communicate complex ideas into written and verbal form • Valid Code B driver’s licence.
Qualifying Coloured and White persons are encouraged to apply. Applications for the above position, including a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, copies of qualifications, proof of identification, driver’s licence and details of recent contactable referees, must be sent to the HR Officer, Mhlathuze Water, Private Bag X1047, Richards Bay 3900, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or submit your online application on the careers section of our website: www.mhlathuze.co.za quoting the reference number as indicated by the close of business on the 05 March 2021.
- Mhlathuze Water reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised
- The appointment will be made in line with the requirements of our employment equity plan
- Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only
- If you have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date, please accept that your application was not successful
- Mhlathuze Water would never require job seekers to pay money when applying for positions in the organisation.