Digital Media Officer, Federal Leader Office

Reference: FHO-DMO-001
Closing Date: 05-10-2022

The DA wishes to appoint a dynamic, self-motivated and goal driven individual, who will be based between our Parliamentary Office and the Federal Head Office in Cape Town. The successful candidate will report to the Chief of Staff: Federal Leader’s Office. 

The successful candidates will be responsible for:

  • Providing dedicated support for in-house production projects, including travelling with and
    documenting the Federal Leader’s presence while on the ground
  • Creating and maintaining a positive public image for the Federal Leader on all social and digital
    media platforms
  • Identifying, creating and sharing content to be driven on strategic digital and social media platforms
  • Communicating the party message on various digital and social media platforms i.e; WhatsApp,
    Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter
  • Monitoring the quality of the Leader’s coverage on strategic digital and social media
  • Strategising and analysing the influencing of the current affairs agenda via the Federal Leader’s social and digital media pages

Prospective applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • National Senior Certificate or equivalent
  • Diploma or Degree in Journalism, Media Studies or Communications
  • 5 years’ experience in the field of media/public relations or communications management
  • Knowledge of the South African political landscape, and liberal philosophy
  • Knowledge of the South African, African and International media industry
  • Excellent communication, reporting and writing skills
  • Strong coordinating skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to work fast, accurately, creatively and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Systematic, comprehensive and displaying excellent attention to detail
  • Commitment to the principles, policies and programme of action of the Democratic Alliance
  • Outcomes-orientated, not simply task-orientated
  • A commitment and knowledge of the principles, policies and programme of action of the Democratic
  • Willingness to go the extra mile, which may include working long and irregular hours, weekends,
    and public holidays where necessary
  • Applicants MUST be in possession of a valid driver’s licence andhave access to an insured vehicle
    for frequent travel, especially during election campaign periods 

Should you meet the above requirements and be interested, kindly forward the following to
Chandre Fernandez, Democratic Alliance, Federal Head Office, PO Box 1475, Cape Town, 8000. Tel No: (021) 465 1431, Fax No: 086 461 5105 or e-mail:

  • Completed application form
  • Copy of your ID
  • Copy of your driver’s license
  • CV
  • 1-page cover letter motivating why you would be a good fit for this role and why you wish to be employed by the DA

Kindly note the following:

  • Any application received without the required documentation will not be considered
  • Correspondence will only be conducted with shortlisted candidates. Should you not hear from us within 30 days of the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful
  • We reserve the right not to make any appointments
  • The Party will not require applicants to pay any amount or undergo any health-related tests to be shortlisted

Application Form