Kelly Alexander

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Kelly Alexander

  • Preferred : SAST
  • Expected : 1500 USD/Month
  • Updated 1 month ago

PR & Events Co-ordinator

  • Age : 39 Years Old
  • Gender : Male
  • Educational Attainment :- National Diploma Journalism
  • Availability :- 40 Hours/week
  • Experience :- 15 Years

Experience

April 2022 – December 2023

The IIE’s Varsity College, Nelson Mandela Bay

PR & Events Co-ordinator

Plan and execute events (on and off campus) for students within a specified budget. The purpose of these events is to get students to socialize, for us to create awareness of certain campaigns, to engage with students and provide that overall student experience. Writing press releases on campus related events, activities, community engagement and stories from various other portfolios and ensuring that relevant media-appropriate images are taken. Engaging with suppliers and stakeholders from the media and getting my press releases published in various publications.

 

2014 – Current (Seasonal)

Travellers Events Management & Promotions

Director & Co-founder

As Co-Founder my duties within my management role is to create content, press releases and adverting material for marketing purposes i.e. Social Media and Email campaigns.

 

July 2020 – March 2022

Jerusalem Ministries (NPO 005-128)

General Manager

Part of my role as General Manager was to relaunch the Organization’s website and social media platforms.

In addition to this I managed a staff of a little over 30 s well as 3 major projects which falls under the scope of the organisation. Namely:

·        A Men’s Restoration Centre which looks after destitute men and recovering addicts.

·        An ECD for children in grades 00, 000 and grade R and

·        A Child and Youth Care Worker programme all aimed at assisting the vulnerable people of the Walmer community in Gqeberha.

 

 

 

 

April 2019 – May 2020

Field and Hockey / Camelot Spa

Sales & Marketing Representative / Social Media Marketing

I helped launch the organization’s website, created content and video footage for social media platforms as well as managing all social media platforms for both Field and Hockey and Camelot Spa.

I also managed the merchandising, sales, schedule, clientele, and suppliers of the mobile apparel trailer.

 

July 2012 – November 2017

General Motors South Africa (GMSA)

Communications Officer

Updating news and product boards monthly. Sourcing and writing stories for internal use in the electronic and quarterly hard-copy newsletter. Design and layout of fortnightly and quarterly newsletter. Project Management – Implementation of an electronic medium of communication, communication hubs and electronic display boards. The management and maintenance of the company intranet. Writing press releases and creating PowerPoint presentations for Communications Manager. Employee engagement – product awareness presentations, employee events/activations, building and maintaining relationships with employees and suppliers, creating impactful videos. Updating the company intranet site with latest news and features. Oversee relevant and usable photographs are taken for press releases and newsletters. Occasionally liaise with media regarding PR and media coverage. Assisting the department with implementing and executing internal events or CSR projects.

 

March 2010 – June 2012

African Bank Ltd

2IC and Administrative Consultant

Assisting with the management of the branch as and when the manager was unavailable.

Verifying information and certifying that all applications are in order before disbursement of funds.

Ensure that all necessary administrative duties were handled and up to date.

 

 

 

 

 

November 2007 – February 2010

Nedbank Ltd

Personal Loans Consultant – Sales

During my time at Nedbank, apart from normal day to day duties, I also held the responsibility of compiling a newsletter for my department which was distributed and shared countrywide. The tasks included gathering and compiling information, taking photographs as well as the content, layout and design of the letter.

 

July 2007 to September 2007

General Motors South Africa

Copywriter – Short-term Contract

I was contracted by the company to update existing media information and rewrite the text for the entire GMSA website.

 

June 2006 – July 2007

WordPix Cc – In-service Training

Writer / Court Reporter

Gathering newsworthy information and building a network. Taking photographs. Obtaining information from the Magistrates and High Court for publications. Compiling all information obtained into news articles. Editing own news articles.

  • Communication
  • Event Management
  • marketing
  • Public Relations
  • writing
Education
February 2004 - April 2007
National Diploma Journalism at Nelson Mandela University

Majored in Print and Broadcast Journalism

Experience
April 2022 - December 2023
PR & Events Co-ordinator at The IIE's Varsity College Nelson Mandela Bay

Plan and execute events (on and off campus) for students within a specified budget. The purpose of these events is to get students to socialize, for us to create awareness of certain campaigns, to engage with students and provide that overall student experience. Writing press releases on campus related events, activities, community engagement and stories from various other portfolios and ensuring that relevant media-appropriate images are taken. Engaging with suppliers and stakeholders from the media and getting my press releases published in various publications.

July 2020 - March 2022
General Manager at Jerusalem Ministries NPO

Part of my role as General Manager was to relaunch the Organization’s website and social media platforms.
In addition to this I managed a staff of a little over 30 s well as 3 major projects which falls under the scope of the organisation. Namely:
• A Men’s Restoration Centre which looks after destitute men and recovering addicts.
• An ECD for children in grades 00, 000 and grade R and
• A Child and Youth Care Worker programme all aimed at assisting the vulnerable people of the Walmer community in Gqeberha.

April 2019 - May 2020
Sales & Marketing Representative / Social Media Marketing at Field and Hockey SA / Camelot Spa

I helped launch the organization’s website, created content and video footage for social media platforms as well as managing all social media platforms for both Field and Hockey and Camelot Spa.

I also managed the merchandising, sales, schedule, clientele, and suppliers of the mobile apparel trailer.

July 2012 - November 2017
Communications Officer at General Motors South Africa

Updating news and product boards monthly. Sourcing and writing stories for internal use in the electronic and quarterly hard-copy newsletter. Design and layout of fortnightly and quarterly newsletter. Project Management – Implementation of an electronic medium of communication, communication hubs and electronic display boards. The management and maintenance of the company intranet. Writing press releases and creating PowerPoint presentations for Communications Manager. Employee engagement – product awareness presentations, employee events/activations, building and maintaining relationships with employees and suppliers, creating impactful videos. Updating the company intranet site with latest news and features. Oversee relevant and usable photographs are taken for press releases and newsletters. Occasionally liaise with media regarding PR and media coverage. Assisting the department with implementing and executing internal events or CSR projects.

November 2007 - February 2010
Personal Loans Consultant at Nedbank Ltd

Assisting with the management of the branch as and when the manager was unavailable.

Verifying information and certifying that all applications are in order before disbursement of funds.

Ensure that all necessary administrative duties were handled and up to date.

July 2007 - September 2007
Copywriter at General Motors South Africa

I was contracted by the company to update existing media information and rewrite the text for the entire GMSA website.

June 2006 - July 2007
Writer / Court Reporter at WordPix Cc

Gathering newsworthy information and building a network. Taking photographs. Obtaining information from the Magistrates and High Court for publications. Compiling all information obtained into news articles. Editing own news articles.

February 2014 - Present (Seasonal)
Director & Co-founder at Travellers Events Management & Promotions

As Co-Founder my duties within my management role is to create content, press releases and adverting material for marketing purposes i.e. Social Media and Email campaigns.

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