The Press Council of SA Invites Applications For The Position Of The Public Advocate


The Public Advocate:

• Assists members of the public with complaints about journalistic conduct and ethics at our print and online subscriber publications;
• Liaises directly with the publication for the complainant to resolve the complaint amicably, acting as the “advocate” for the complainant;
• Represents the complainant before the Press Ombud and/or the
Appeals Panel if required to do so; and
• Actively mediates disputes in terms of the Code of Ethics and
Conduct for SA Print and Online media and the Complaints
Procedures of the Press Council of South Africa.
Details:
Applicants must have extensive media experience, a fair understanding of the workings of the South African legal system, and a sense of public service.
Applicants must be citizens of the Republic of South Africa and reside permanently in the country. They must be committed to the values underpinning the South African Constitution, as well as the Code of Ethics and Conduct for South African Print and Online media.
Candidates do not require a legal qualification to apply. The position is for a term of five years, which may be renewed.
The applicant is required to have in-depth knowledge of the role of the media
in a democratic society in general, and of the Press Code.
She/he will be impartial and fair and must have strong communication, facilitation and mediation skills.

Details:
Applicants must have extensive media experience, a fair understanding of the workings of the South African legal system, and a sense of public service.
Applicants must be citizens of the Republic of South Africa and reside permanently in the country. They must be committed to the values underpinning the South African Constitution, as well as the Code of Ethics and Conduct for South African Print and Online media.
Candidates do not require a legal qualification to apply. The position is for a term of five years, which may be renewed

How to apply:
Please submit a written application to one of the following channels:
First Floor, Building 8,
Burnside Island Office Park,
410 Jan Smuts Avenue,
Craighall Park,
Johannesburg
Email:
millicentg@ombudsman.org.za
Fax: 011 484 3619
Telephone: 011 484 3612
PUBLIC ADVOCATE
CLOSING DATE: 7 APRIL, 2020
The Public Advocate:
• Assists members of the public with complaints about journalistic conduct and ethics at our print and online subscriber publications;
• Liaises directly with the publication for the complainant to resolve the complaint amicably, acting as the “advocate” for the complainant;
• Represents the complainant before the Press Ombud and/or the
Appeals Panel if required to do so; and
• Actively mediates disputes in terms of the Code of Ethics and
Conduct for SA Print and Online media and the Complaints
Procedures of the Press Council of South Africa.

Opportunity Details:


Location:

Gauteng

Sector:

Advocate


Contact Details:


Email:

millicentg@ombudsman.org.za

Phone:

011 484 3612