Public Relations Executive

Jemi Neil Consulting

July 13, 2017 2017-07-13T09:16:17+01:00
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Jemi Neil Consulting is recruiting for fulltime Public Relations Executive.

Job Details

ROLE: PUBLIC RELATIONS (PR) EXECUTIVE

BACKGROUND

Our client, a fast growing Software Solutions & Technology company with an exceptional team has given us the task to source Public Relations Executive (PRE) with quality and practical work experience in initiating/ensuring good relationship with general public, stakeholders and rising of the company and its’ brand.

Location: The client's head office is located in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria.

JOB SUMMARY/OVERVIEW

The PR executive will manage the relationships between the company and external parties. The role is responsible for the projection of the ‘face’ of the company and will be instrumental in enhancing the company’s popularity and trustworthiness. The role is responsible for building strong communications network around the company that will ensure good relationship with the general public and rising of the company and its’ brand. The PR executive must be an excellent communicator and must possess creativity and knowledge of different tactics to identify and engage the appropriate target audience.

The position will report to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and work within the Communications department/team in performing all of the following duties:

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Planning effective PR plans for the company using appropriate strategies and tactics.

  • Dealing with enquiries from the public, the press and related organisations.

  • Organizing and managing promotional events such as press conferences, open days, exhibitions, tours and visits.

  • Providing clients with information about new promotional opportunities and current PR campaigns progress.

  • Commissioning or undertaking relevant market research for new business proposals and presenting them to potential new clients.

  • Liasing with clients, managerial and journalistic staff about budgets, timescales and objectives often via telephone and email.

  • Designing, writing and working with the design team in producing presentations, press releases, articles, leaflets, ‘in- house’ journals, reports, publicity brochures, information for websites and promotional videos.

  • Build strong relationships and networks with colleagues, clients and the media.

  • Monitor the media including newspapers, magazines, journals, broadcasts, newswires, social media sites and blogs for opportunities for clients.

  • Work as part of an account team to develop client proposals and implement the PR activity.

  • Prepare regular client reports and attend client meetings.

  • Promote news stories about the Company and its subsidiaries and features to the media.

  • Collate, analyse and evaluate company's media coverage especially at the launch of a new product or program.

  • Manage the PR aspect of a possible crisis situation.

  • Use a variety of channels (TV, press, internet etc.) to maximize company exposure.

  • Liase with marketing professionals to ensure consistency in promoting corporate image.

  • Advise company on handling sensitive public issues to preserve reputation.

  • Assess opportunities for sponsorships and other partnerships and manage relations.

  • Analyse results of PR campaigns or efforts and prepare reports.

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Job Requirements

Min Required Experience:

6 year(s)

Min Qualification:

Bachelor's Degree/HND

Other Requirements:

JOB COMPETENCIES AND CAPABILITIES

Essential Competencies

  • Experience: 6-10 years’ experience managing and/ or enhancing company image,

  • Proficient in conventional brand management

  • Proven experience as public relations executive or similar role

  • Proven experience in coordinating and managing effective PR campaigns through various channels

  • Solid knowledge of social media (blogs, Facebook, Twitter)

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; comfortable as a public speaker

  • Ability to build strong relationships with key people or organizations

  • A creative mind partnered with the ability to find the best practical solutions

  • Education: BSc/ BA in PR, marketing or similar field, English and creative writing, politics, or any other social science.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Skills

  • Interpersonal skills, good presentation skills and confidence

  • Excellent written communication skills

  • Flexibility, determination, enthusiasm and the ability to cope well under pressure.

  • Good teamwork and negotiation skills

  • The ability to think strategically and good analytical skills

  • Business awareness and a good knowledge of current affairs

  • Good IT and presentation skills

  • Strong use of Initiative

  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work on more than one project at a time.

  • Creativity and imagination

Personal qualities

  • Highly organized and efficient; able to multi- task effectively and prioritise work based on minimal direction and multiple competing priorities

  • Works well under pressure and able to meet deadlines

  • Can-do approach

  • Committed to delivering high quality results, with cost effective use of resources

  • Driven and a self- starter

  • Innovative

  • Proactive with high levels of initiative

  • Resourceful with an enterprising attitude that is quick to search out alternative solutions to needs, or problems

  • Positive, flexible, supportive attitude to work

  • Exhibits a helpful behavior beyond strict job requirements

  • Discreet and respects confidentiality

  • Integrity and high personal ethical standards

  • Confident

  • Resilient

WORK ENVIRONMENT/OTHER INFORMATION

  • Flexibility is important. PR professionals are often expected to network and socialize with clients, the media and colleagues to build and maintain relationships and this may sometimes require working on weekends.

  • Occassional work from various company subsidiaries may be required.

Equal Opportunity

The role is open to anyone who meets the above criteria regardless of race or nationality

NOTE. Only short-listed candidates who meet specified requirements will be contacted.

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About Jemi Neil Consulting

  • Type: Private
  • Headquarters: 208B Isale eko Avenue Dolphin Estate Ikoyi, Lagos Nigeria

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