Covid19 Crisis Management Co-Ordinator

Independent Producers Organisation : Vacancy

The IPO is looking to employ, on a short-term basis, a passionate industry professional with a strong understanding of the industry and ability to grapple with the crisis’ fast-changing conditions.

The contract will be for 2 months with a possibility of an extension.

The co-ordinator will work directly with the Exco and various subcommittee members. She or he will:

  • Assist Exco to execute its emergency strategy. Exco members will work directly, contributing their time and resources to support the Co-Ordinator in every way possible.
  • Engage and consult with IPO members, offering support and information.
  • Sit and represent producers on the newly-established IPO-Broadcaster Emergency Task Team in order to negotiate with broadcasters regarding their responsibilities in this crisis.
  • Lobby for emergency relief from government and government agencies
  • Liaise closely with SASFED and industry-wide actions
  • Work with the IPO communications sub-committee to keep members and public abreast of developments.

The individual should have at least five years of experience in the industry, strong communication skills, a deep understanding of the production sector, be a flexible and strategic thinker committed to local content and have access to high-speed internet for video- conferencing.

This is a paid position to start as soon as possible.

Please send CV and short letter of motivation to ip*****@ip*.za by 9am Tuesday 24th March. Only preferred candidates will be contacted for interview.