Media Officer – Simba Sports Club – Dar Es Salaam

Responsible for implementing key aspects of the club’s media strategy and raising the profile of the club and its campaigns. The Media Officer prepares responses to media enquiries and builds contacts with journalists across national, local, trade and consumer media with the aim of raising Simba’s profile, promoting Simba’s work and improving media portrayals of mental health issues.

Be responsible to run and manage Simba Newspapers and publications.
Providing an effective service to journalists by responding to enquiries and providing information, as a core member of the media team.
Devising, under the direction of the Chief Commercial Officer, and implementing media strategies for local and national Simba campaigns.
Working alongside the club’s policy team to develop media responses to major Government announcements and high-profile policy issues, producing press releases and quotes and briefing/advising the Chief Executive, Directors and relevant simba staff.
Organising media interviews as required with the club’s Chief Executive, Directors, and other spokespeople and service users, providing them with full pre-interview briefings.
Researching, writing and distributing press releases to local, regional and national media to secure media coverage for media relations priorities and specific the club’s campaigns.
Organising press events, such as press launches and photo calls. Liaising with outside suppliers and agencies.
Creating and maintaining contacts with national, regional, trade and consumer journalists
Coordinating targeted media mailings.

Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
Experience of media relations in a press office or in a commercial PR setting actively promoting stories to the media
Experience of writing press releases, and the proven ability to write material successfully targeted at a variety of media outlets
Experience of organising media events, launches and photo calls
Strong news sense and a good knowledge of the needs of national and regional media.
Experience of word processing packages and organising targeted press mail-outs using a media database system.
Ability to work proactively on own initiative, and to work flexibly as part of a team
Ability to create and maintain a network of media contacts
A proven high standard of written English, and demonstrable oral communication and interpersonal skills

How to Apply
Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above-mentioned positions are advised to send their applications and the following documents to Please send your applications with an email subject heading following this format: POSITION_SURNAME_ FIRST NAME
Letter of motivation
Curriculum vitae
Certified copies of academic qualifications and/or degrees
Copy of your passport, birth certificate or national identification
Two reference letters
Please note:
Deadline for submission is not later than Friday, 5th July 2019.
All applications must be submitted electronically via email to,