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Job Opportunity For A Media Relations Officer

Date Posted: 25/Sep/2013
Deadline: 03/Oct/2013

 

Media Relations Officer

Summary

  • Responsible for overseeing communications to the media, including preparing articles, press kits, press releases, and other content initiatives. Cultivates and manages relationships with media reps.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Prepare articles and press releases for the media.
  • Ensure the company protects and promotes its image in a proper, coordinated, and consistent manner.
  • Cultivate and enhance collaborative working relationships within the press and publicity community.
  • Manage the flow of news about the organization to the media.
  • Gather and disseminate timely information to press and staff.
  • Optimize communication system to enhance accuracy of communication.
  • Create effective communication channels.
  • Enhance effectiveness of press and publicity function.
  • Act as a media spokesperson on behalf of the company and address questions and complaints.
  • Develop relationships with national and regional press contacts to ensure the company reputation is promoted and to neglect criticism.
  •  Plan and oversee press events.
  • Detect public relations issues as they emerge and address them directly.
  • Research and write briefing materials.
  •  Assemble press kits.
  • Compose and edit press releases, company literature, and articles for internal and external use.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Design and implementation of a comprehensive communication and public relations program that will enhance the Organization's image and position within the marketplace and the general public, and facilitate internal and external communications;
  •  Editorial direction, design, production and distribution of all Organization publications.
  • Coordinates media interest in the Organization and ensure regular contact with target media and appropriate response to media requests.
  • Leads projects as assigned, such as cause-related marketing and special events planning and budgeting

Qualifications/Experience/Skills

  • B. Sc or HND in my discipline preferably Mass Communications or Journalism with a minimum of 2.2 or Lower Credit.
  • 3-8 years relevant experience in news writing, Journalism, etcetera
  •  Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong team player and good organizational skills
  • Ability to take responsibility and demonstrate high level of integrity with all stake holders.
  • High level knowledge in the use of Compute (Corel draw, Photo shop, Picture Manager etc.)

 

Method of Application
Qualified Candidates should send their updated CVs to: [email protected] not latex than 14 days from the dale of this publication.

Please note that only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.







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