The Government Communications and Information System (GCIS) of South Africa is actively seeking talented individuals for two dynamic videographer positions based in Pretoria. These roles are integral to the GCIS’s mission to deliver effective communication solutions across various government platforms.

As an organization that values diversity and inclusivity, GCIS is particularly focused on enhancing its team with professionals who can bring a blend of creativity, technical expertise, and a passion for public service.

Government Communications and Information System Job Posts

1. Videographer (REF NO: 3/1/5/1-24/03)

  • Salary: R444,036 per annum (Level 09)
  • Location: Pretoria


  • A three-year degree or National Diploma in Film Production, Videography, or a related field, recognized by SAQA.
  • Minimum three years of experience in a supervisory role within the media production industry.
  • Proficiency in video production, skilled in using editing software like Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Advanced skills in animation and graphic design using After Effects, Cinema4D, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
  • Knowledge and practical skills in live streaming and managing content across various digital platforms.


  • Video Production: Lead the production of high-quality videos that effectively communicate the government’s messages across both traditional broadcasting and digital platforms. This involves conceptualizing, shooting, and producing content that adheres to the highest standards of public communication.
  • Advanced Editing and Animation: Utilize advanced editing techniques to craft dynamic videos and animations that engage and inform audiences. This role requires a deep understanding of editing software and animation tools to create visually appealing and impactful media.
  • Camera and Technical Operations: Oversee and perform camera operations, ensuring technical precision and creative alignment with project objectives. This includes setting up and operating various types of video and audio equipment.
  • Content Management and Archiving: Manage the storage and archiving of video footage, ensuring that all media is logged and stored correctly for easy access and future use. This is critical for maintaining an organized digital asset management system.
  • Live Streaming and Teleprompter Support: Provide technical support for live streaming events and manage teleprompter operations during speeches and broadcasts. This role demands a high level of technical expertise to ensure smooth execution of live events.
  • Team Leadership and Project Management: Supervise and lead a team of videographers and other media professionals, coordinating efforts and managing resources to meet tight deadlines. This includes planning, scheduling, and overseeing the execution of video projects.
  • Collaboration and Innovation: Collaborate with other departments and stakeholders to ensure that all video content is aligned with broader communication goals. Encourage innovation and the adoption of new technologies to enhance the effectiveness of media production.

2. Videographer (REF NO: 3/1/5/1-24/02) – 12 Months Contract

  • Salary: R308,154 per annum (Level 07) plus 37% in lieu of benefits
  • Location: Pretoria


  • Completion of Grade 12 and possession of a National Diploma in Media Studies, Videography, Video Production, Motion Graphics, or a closely related field, as recognized by SAQA.
  • At least one year of relevant experience in the field, which may include internships or learnerships.
  • Demonstrated skills in video production, with strong editing abilities on software such as Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Proficiency in animation using After Effects, Cinema 4D, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
  • A solid understanding of modern digital media platforms and the technical aspects of video production and live streaming.


  • Video Production and Editing: Create compelling video content that meets the high standards required for both governmental communications and public broadcasting. This involves intensive editing, sound design, and visual effects to ensure clear, engaging, and informative videos.
  • Camera Operation and Technical Execution: Operate professional video cameras and manage the technical setup for various shoots, including on-location lighting and sound operations. This role demands a keen eye for detail and a strong ability to handle equipment proficiently.
  • Content Management and Live Streaming: Assist in the live streaming of events and manage the technical aspects associated with broadcasting. This includes setup, operation, and troubleshooting of streaming equipment.
  • Archival and Metadata Management: Efficiently archive all produced footage with appropriate metadata to ensure easy access and retrieval. This is crucial for maintaining an organized library of government footage.
  • Support and Collaboration: Work closely with other team members within the Media Production Directorate to support various projects and initiatives. This may include providing technical support, sharing creative ideas, and participating in brainstorming sessions.
  • Administrative Responsibilities: Handle basic administrative duties that pertain to video production tasks, such as maintaining equipment logs, scheduling shoots, and coordinating with other departments.

How to Stand Out as a Candidate

Applicants are encouraged to:

  • Ensure all forms are completely and accurately filled.
  • Prepare a comprehensive portfolio demonstrating your skills and experience.
  • Be ready for practical assessments and interviews.

General Application Information

  • Closing Date: 17 May 2024
  • Application Address: Applications can be sent via post to The DG of Government Communication and Information System, Private Bag X745, Pretoria, 0001, hand-delivered to Tshedimosetso House, 1035 cnr Francis Baard & Festival streets, Hatfield, Pretoria, or emailed to
  • Enquiries: Mr Gasegoitse Phatudi, Tel No: (012) 473 0091

Related: Registering on the ESSA Labour Database for Government Jobs

Note: The Z83 form mandatory for all applications since 1 January 2021, must be used. Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified copies of qualifications and other documents.

The Government Communications and Information System offers significant opportunities for professionals in the communications field, especially those adept in modern media production techniques. As an equal opportunity employer, Government Communications and Information System emphasizes the inclusion of people with disabilities and values diversity across its operations.

By joining GCIS, you will be part of a motivated team dedicated to making a difference in the way government communicates with the public, ensuring transparency, engagement, and community involvement. These roles are more than jobs; they are opportunities to be at the forefront of governmental media production, contributing to the nation’s progress and the well-being of its citizens.

Apply now.