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DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION - SENIOR INFORMATION ASSISTANT (NEWS/ MEDIA MONITOR)

DUTIES
The position will achieve its purpose through the following key duties:
• Providing media reports to senior government officials on government’s activities and its presence in both the domestic and foreign media;
• Monitoring published and broadcasted news reports and measure government’s presence against its own programs and policies;
• Working with the Information services unit to ensure that these reports are used to strengthen government’s overall messaging and public information platforms;
• Organizing public relations events for the Department including radio talkback shows.
• Monitoring of both local and international Media;
• Researching and writing press releases for dissemination;
• Submitting periodic reports on a monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual basis;
• Compiling weekly news tally and the monthly PS talkback show reports;
• Filling in the news register to keep tab on the stories and alerts going out of the newsroom
• Identifying news and assisting in media release dissemination;
• Providing news and photographic support for the Department’s news services, in particular for news productions, social media, web, public affairs and publications. 


QUALIFICATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• A relevant Certificate in Journalism/Information system or completed Fiji Form Seven examination with 1year experience in news production;
• Must be prepared to work late hours, early morning shift and in weekends with minimum supervision;
• Problem solving skills and ability to communicate with people at different levels;
• Demonstrated ability to report writing, presentation, networking skills;
• Demonstrated ability to meet tight and immovable deadlines;
• This position requires someone with analytical skills and the ability to understand how the media operates and reports;
• Applicants should possess excellent written and communications skills with the ability to work under pressure;
• Demonstrate a high ability to work within a team and will be expected to provide support to other sections within the Department.

Closes on: Friday 28th September 2018 at 4pm (Fiji Standard Time) 
Compensation: Salary Band C: [$12,081.69 to $15,489.35]  
Contact: APPLICATIONS: Written applications with a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and certified true copies of academic transcripts are to be sent in one of the following ways:

Applications by Post:
Acting Permanent Secretary for Communications
PO Box 2225
Government Buildings
Suva.

Applications Delivered:
Acting Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Communications (Corporate Unit)
Ground Floor, New Wing
Government Buildings, Suva.

Applications Emailed to:
Communcationshr@gmail.com
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