Marika M.

South Africa

Summary

Over the last 11 years I have worked in direct support of the leadership of three large and nationally vital government entities, helping them to manage and communicate their work effectively, both internally and externally. Whether as a spokesperson or managing the principal’s office, I have worked to understand the challenges they were dealing with and to support them in achieving their objectives. As spokesperson / media liaison in two critical government agencies, I have worked with a wide variety of journalists, both on and off the record, in a range of circumstances. I am good at maintaining functional relationships with journalists who may be producing stories / comment that is not "ideal". While I am at ease dealing with and responding to media queries, my strategic and advisory skills are well honed. I see the bigger, longer-term picture and can make the links with issues that are facing an organisation in the immediate context.

Experience

  • public administration
  • media affairs / public relations
  • work
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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