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Melisha Maraj

Freelance Public Relation Freelancer & Press Release Writer

Location:Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
Phone: 27839883512
2 Skills
03/10/2012 - Current
Development and Engineering Consultants (DEC), Fourways
Engineering Consultancy
Business Development & Marketing Coordinator
? Manage the Bid / Tender process from Inception to Close-out
? Editing and Proofreading of all Communication - technical proposals, presentations, etc
? Marketing for all company branding purposes – website, marketing and branding
? Event Management – Client and Staff events
? Client Relationship Management – maintaining and retaining client base

14/06/2011 – 30/09/2012
Avanti Security and Investigations ( Division of Zonkizizwe Holdings)
VIP Body Guarding and Security
Bid and Communications Coordinator
? Bid Coordination (Manage the Tender Process from Inception to Close
? Client Relationship Management
? Project Coordination – Proposals, Presentations, Writing. Proofreading.
? Event management.
? All administrative functions within Avanti
? VIP Security personnel database management.

Head-hunted by DEC

Child Trace – NPO (Sisonke Strategiks Holdings)
Marketing Assistant
? Project Coordination
? Event planning: Baba Indaba Expo, Bramley Children’s Home, Youth day, Nelson Mandela Day, etc.
? PR Function
? Editorial – writing press releases, newsletters, brochures, etc
? Press and Media management
? Marketing function
? Marketing and Advertising materials
? Coordinate and manage meetings and presentations with stakeholders and ambassadors like Miss SA Teen (Mikhaela Oosthuizen), Matthew and Sonia Booth, YO-TV’s Karabo, etc.
? Budget Control
? Identifying and developing Child Trace’s markets
? Developing business partnerships and contacts with the various ministries: Home Affairs, Social Development, Ministry of Education, etc.
? Developing and maintaining contacts with entities in various countries that deal with child identification, tracking and tracing missing or trafficked children and border management

14/11/2009– 08/11/2010
Magnet Communications, Johannesburg
Research and Media, Employer Branding
Editorial Assistant/Project Coordinator/Writer
? Project coordination
? Writing (articles, newsletters, brochures, website, press releases, etc)
? Production
? Proofreading and Editing
? PR and Communications function
? Management of Press / Media
? Web Content Development
? Write monthly on-line newsletter for student portal
? Event Management
? Client Relationship Management
? Costing, layout and selling advertising space