Communications Strategist at Murtala Muhammed Foundation

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Murtala Muhammed Foundation – We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the living conditions of Africans by contributing to the reduction of poverty and the elimination of conflict while promoting self-reliance and self-fulfillment.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Communications Strategist

Location: Ikoyi, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Responsibilities and Functions

  • Research and write press releases, and content for the company website, infographics, blogs, newsletters and Social Media platforms.
  • Liaison with program team to coordinate activities, on-line content, and materials across the business unit.
  • Manage the organizations digital presence. Seek opportunities to enhance the reputation of the brand, and coordinate publicity events as required.
  • Arrange and coordinate press conferences, and plan events where needed.
  • Adhere to the company’s style guide, ensuring that we produce high-quality and error-free copy.
  • Work with key internal role-players to brainstorm content ideas, in line with the company’s strategy and in support of various brand initiatives.
  • Support and evaluate results of communication campaigns with the team.
  • Develop and maintain close working relations with media outlets and identify opportunities for the organization’s senior management for media placement;
  • Organize, provide support and arrange broadcast and print media interviews for Senior Management
  • Propose, edit, draft and pitch op-eds, letters to the editor, and other written, digital, and broadcast commentary.
  • Work across the organization with the management team, programs team and admin team to identify media moments, develop and implement relevant materials and media outreach.
  • Generate innovative ways to gain quality media coverage across all channels.
  • Develop multi-media content for the organization showcasing the organization’s success stories and its people.

Key Result Areas:

  • Build and calendarize communication strategy and plan for the quarter, covering all thematic areas
  • Improve organization’s digital presence, program awareness and engagement by 40% in the next quarter
  • Drive notable traffic to the MedAssist website and build engagement around the program to increase calls to the call centre
  • Create engagement platforms and programs for engaging content, monthly newsletters and highly educative LinkedIn presence.
  • Build network / relationships with media houses and platforms for brand building and awareness activities
  • Coordinate copy editing of project deliverables, develop press releases where needed.
  • Proper planning, quality deliverables and timely completion of assigned/expected tasks

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications or related fiends.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years professional experience.
  • A proven track record executing communication plan in a fast-paced, multifaceted work environment.
  • Knowledge of desktop publishing software (InDesign/Photoshop)
  • Knowledge and understanding of communications practices, design tools and techniques in social media management.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Note: Only qualified candidates will be contacted

Application Deadline  13th January, 2022.

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