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Communications Specialist At IROKO Partners Limited

Date Posted: 01/May/2014
Deadline: Not Specified
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria

IROKO Partners is the world's largest online distributor of African entertainment. Launched in 2010, the company has closed on four Series of VC funding totalling $21Mn.

Across all of our channels, we have reached over 6Mn unique viewers in 178 countries around the world.
- iROKO Partners operates (Nollywood movies) and (Nigerian music)
- IROKO Partners is the largest licensee of Nollywood movies with over 5,000 movie titles in our library
- The company has been featured in international media outlets from FT, CNN, BBC, The Sunday Times, CNBC Africa, Reuters, Fast Company, New York Times, Techcrunch, Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, Pando Daily and many many more.

Communications Specialist


Job description

iROKO is seeking an experienced highly capable communications specialist to join our team in Lagos asap.

The Communications Specialist at iROKOtv will collaborate and work with the Global Communications Officer in delivering press and communications work for iROKOtv and iROKING. Activities include, but are not restricted to, drafting and sending out press releases, driving page views, engagement and loyalty on our various Social media platforms, and managing our iROKOtv and iROKING blogs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with the content and design team (Red Room) to ensure all new graphics for movie releases are available on time, ready to be sent out for press and social media activity
  • Work with the Global Communications Officer to increase social media activity, including updating the iROKOtv MIXIT mobi app.
  • Work with the content team to continue to write up and publish iROKOtv movie landing pages.
  • To draft original content for the iROKOtv blog on a regular basis andwhen necessary, upload new content onto the iROKOtv mobi site
  • To maintain the quality of the press lists and add to them on a regular basis, as well as build and develop new working relationships with key African movie and music bloggers. 
  • To work on the launch of any new partnerships or projects involving iROKOtv or iROKING 

Desired Skills and Experience

Our ideal candidate:

  • Must have a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Diploma in Communications.
  • Be conversant in a wide range of social media platforms, general PR and marketing strategies.
  • Must have 3-5 years' experience working in a corporate or agency setting focused on social media and digital marketing communications for a major brand or product
  • Must have excellent communication skills (reading & writing)
  • Be passionate about Nollywood and highly knowledgeable about actors / actresses / movies of the industry. Show a marked interest in Nollywood and the Nigerian entertainment landscape, especially television and movies, as well as technology and general pop culture.
  • Be deeply knowledgeable about Social Media targeted to an African audience. The executive will be able to tap into emerging platforms, aware of other successful campaigns, and will have a vision for success in a competitive yet somewhat underdeveloped social landscape. As a member of our lean and agile team, the successful employee will be as comfortable firing off a humorous Facebook update/tweet, as they are writing strategy and producing a major campaign for the brand or an original show.
  • Creative. Our social channels are one of the best tools we have to nurture relationships with our members and make iROKO Partners a brand people love so much they'd give their wallets to us. We need someone who can put forth big ideas, manage day-to-day editorial and content for iROKOtv/iROKING social media channels for over 150 countries. The winning employee will also be responsible for integrating social media into campaigns to support ongoing iROKOtv/iROKING brand marketing and PR campaigns
  • Brand Ambassador. Every tweet is an official statement from the brand. Our winning candidate will have a deep understanding of the business context and will make intelligent decisions that benefit the long term value of the brand. The candidate will also very work closely with iROKOtv/iROKING Marketing, PR, Product, Content Licensing, Customer Service, and Tech groups. The executive will exhibit quick thinking, great calm, excellent communication skills, and a good sense of humour.
  • Business Savvy. Crafts social media campaigns to increase and reward commenting, site participation, community interaction, registration and subscription and drive engaged readers to the company sites.
  • Must have a young, fresh & engaging style of writing
  • Self-motivated and highly reliable
  • Be capable of operating effectively and efficiently in a fast-moving, unpredictable social media environment and managing multiple tasks simultaneously under deadline

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