Vacancy - Senior Communications Officer


Career Opportunity

The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the posts of Senior Communications Officer (MCG/IE 4) in the Public Relations and Corporate Communications Division.  Salary Range: $1,466,354 - $1,743,034 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post.


Senior Communications Officer (MCG/IE 4)


Under the direction of the Director, Public Relations and Corporate Communications, assists in developing and implementing information strategies to present a favourable image of the Ministry and the Government of Jamaica in order to enhance public acceptance of the Ministry’s policies and programmes.



1. Management/Administrative Responsibilities

  • Assists in the development, implementation and monitoring of the Divisions operational/work plans and budget;
  • Participates in the development and implementation of an annual comprehensive Communications/Public Relations Plans and Programmes for the Ministry;
  • Supports the requirements of the approved budget for the Division ensuring that all expenditure are documented and accounted for according to GOJ guidelines.

 2. Technical/Professional Responsibilities

  • Advises the Minister on media issues;
  • Researches and writes speeches for the Minister and Permanent Secretary;
  • Arranges news conferences and briefings as required;
  • Assists in the preparation of Minister’s Parliamentary presentations;
  • Liaises with Communication Officers in all Ministries/Departments on matters affecting the image of the Government and devise corrective action as required;
  • Prepares, edits and issues media advisories, news releases, feature stories, captioned photographs, announcements, advertisements, and liaises with media houses for disseminating information;
  • Attends and arranges media coverage for the Ministry’s events;
  • Organizes press briefings and interviews with the press;
  • Attends meetings on behalf of the Ministry and delivers speeches to enhance the Ministry’s image;
  • Represents the Ministry on television and radio panel discussions;
  • Develops and maintains a harmonious relationship between the Ministry and the media;
  • Develops and maintains the Ministry’s strong and positive presence on new media platforms including: website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Account and YouTube channel.




  • Knowledge of the general functions, programmes, objectives and policies of the Ministry
  • In-depth knowledge of mass communication techniques
  • Excellent speech, news writing and editing skills
  • Excellent skills and experience in new media
  • Excellent Customer and Quality Focus
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and other relevant computer applications and systems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making
  • Ability to work as part of a team and is cooperative
  • Good ethical principles and sound integrity
  • Adaptability
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively manage external relationships




  • An Undergraduate Degree in Mass Communications, Journalism or the equivalent
  • Five (5) years’ experience in Corporate Communications, Public Relations, Advertising or the Media



  • Diploma in Mass Communications/Journalism
  • Eight (8) years’ experience in Corporate Communications, Public Relations, Advertising or the Media with at least five (5) years in a senior capacity.

Applications accompanied by résumés should be submitted no later than Wednesday, April 4, 2018 to:


Director, Human Resource Management and Development

Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport

4-6 Trafalgar Road

Kingston 5


Or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We thank all applicants for their expressions of interest, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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