Public Relations Manager

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Job Description

As the Public Relations Manager, you will help Across The Horizon develop and implement a multi-channel PR strategy to drive media coverage and shape the company image through timely, relevant, and compelling content. In this highly collaborative role, the Public Relations Manager will work closely with an in-house creative team, company executives, other departments,and customers on a variety of fronts.

The Public Relations Manager will work with media outlets to publish timely company information, such as press releases, bylines, brochures, and other materials, as well as assist with evaluating media opportunities, facilitating media interviews, building press releases and other announcement materials.

The Public Relations Manager will be responsible for writing, editing, and revising PR content including press releases, talking points, briefing documents, byline articles, graphics, blogs and other materials.

Key Job Duties:

• Coordinating day-to-day public relations activities
• Collaborate on content and strategy with digital and social media teams
• Tracking all crisis communications issues as they arise in coordination with the management team
• Leveraging existing media relationships and cultivating new contacts within business and industry media
• Managing media inquiries and interview requests
• Creating content for press releases, byline articles, and keynote presentations
• Monitoring, analyzing, and communicating PR results on a quarterly basis
• Maintaining a keen understanding of industry trends and making appropriate recommendations regarding communication strategy
• Manage relationships/agreements with external institutions, partners, and vendors under the direction of the Director of Operations
• Build a strategic business relationship with student associations and authorities, in both secondary school and higher institutions, that will benefit our company and the said parties alike
• Facilitate the deployment of our campus ambassador and wealth conference program
• Maintain relationships with reporters, editors, bloggers, media influencers and media outlets
• Advocate on behalf of the company for partnership, opportunities, and funding
• Evaluate media opportunities and facilitate media interviews for and on behalf of the company
• Monitor industry and market-related news and events to assess opportunities for rapid response and dedicated media outreach
• Evaluate and facilitate speaking opportunities
• Write frequently as well as edit and revise content and press releases
Necessary Skills and Experience:
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage multiple projects at once with competing deadlines
• Extremely organized and personable, able to ensure projects are completed on time, at a high quality while connecting with multiple stakeholders
• Experience handling crisis communication situations
• High degree of flexibility in terms of the types of projects and work to be done
• Ability to build relationships with thought leaders to grow industry awareness
• Social/digital media familiarity and content development skills (some photography or videography background a plus)
• 3-5 years of experience working in public relations
• Proven working experience fielding media questions and pitching stories to the media
• Proven track record executing successful public relations campaigns at both a local and national level
• Proven ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with news reporters
• Background handling crisis communications a plus
• Exceptional writing and editing skills
• Solid experience with social media including blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn
• BA/MA degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Advertising, Communications, or a related discipline.

Benefits:

• Salary ranges from 50,000 – 250,000
• Medical
• Laptop
• Wardrobe Allowance
• Local & International Travel
• Opportunity for growth
• Education & Relocation Assistance

To Apply:

Apply by sending a CV detailing your experience and cover letter explaining why you would be a great fit for this position to padah@acrossthehorizon.net

Job Deails

Job Type:
Full-term
Location:
Ibadan, Nigeria