Senior Communications Officer
Novella Africa Ltd
Lekki, LA, ng
6d ago

Job Description

A faith-based organisation is seeking to employ a Senior Communications Officer

Job Description

  • Work with the Head, Communications (HC) in crafting and implementing strategies to achieve the vision, plans and objectives of the church.
  • Plug identified communications gaps in the Church.
  • Coordinate the implementation of agreed communications programs to enhance the reputation of the church.
  • Managing, planning and implementing a proactive communication program to enhance the reputation of the church.
  • Providing detailed reports of communications activities, including return-on-investment analyses.
  • Work with the Head, Communications to develop and manage the annual communications / publicity budget.
  • Work with HC to evolve a PR strategy for church and her subsidiaries.
  • Work on press and media relations with a view to forging meaningful relationships that align with the objectives of the church.
  • Reviewing all internal and external communications with a view to ensure accuracy, good language and brand consistency.
  • This includes, but is not limited to magazines, online platforms, books, publicity materials etc

  • Produce content for distribution through several information channels and platforms. Content could be gathered through several mechanisms.
  • Edit said content to impeccable standards.
  • Engage in script writing, copywriting, and other creative writing expressions.
  • Assist in coordinating the execution of the church’s social media strategy across all expressions. This may include content development, trainings and general administration.
  • Programs and events. Evolve and execute publicity strategies for the church and her subsidiaries.
  • Drive the implementation of the publicity strategy of the church. Ensure that all publicity media and materials are properly produced, maintained and updated with current information.
  • Assist in overseeing internal and external communications and presentations, overseeing digital communication, including the content for the church website, social media, publications, printed materials, posters, brochures and flyers.
  • Maintaining extensive and positive relationships with national and international media.
  • Maintain the public relations function of the church, establishing and maintaining active relationships with secular, denominational and interfaith media.
  • Develop and implement systems and procedures necessary for the smooth operation of the communications function
  • Ensure proofing and quality assurance and overall adherence to the church brand standards
  • Providing detailed reports of communications activities, including return-on-investment analysis;
  • Provide responsible leadership for all teams within the Communications unit, setting the example for an environment of creativity, innovation and problem solving.
  • Guide team members towards achievement of KPIs and periodically provide feedback to ensure enhanced performance.
  • Identify development needs of team members and ensure that these are fulfilled in a planned manner.
  • Drive engagement and motivation of team members
  • Coordinate the production and submission of monthly team reports
  • Coaching and mentoring of team members
  • Requirements

    Skills and Experiences :

  • First degree from a reputable university with a minimum of 2 : 1
  • Post-Graduate degree in Communications, Journalism, International Relations / Public Affairs, Journalism or other related disciplines is advantageous.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in communications and media management.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams
  • Experience working with a high-performance team in a communications / publicity capacity
  • Experience working with multimedia, social media, web design, graphics and other communications / publicity management teams.
  • Experience working within a production team
  • Proven writing and editing skills. Writing skills include screen writing, editorial writing, writing press releases etc.
  • Excellent command of (written and spoken) English
  • Ability to convey complex ideas in a creative, clear, direct, and lively style.
  • Strong diplomatic, interpersonal, and team skills
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • An in-depth understanding and problem-solving approach to project management as it relates to complex, multifunctional project
  • Knowledge and applied work experience in social media principles sufficient to execute, lead or advise others in assuring that upcoming online communication and audience engagement tools and channels are fully leverage.
  • Ability to prioritize, work well under pressure and capably handle / juggle multiple tasks within tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrates creative and critical thinking skills
  • Requirements

    Skills and Experiences : · First degree from a reputable university with a minimum of 2 : 1 · Post-Graduate degree in Communications, Journalism, International Relations / Public Affairs, Journalism or other related disciplines is advantageous.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in communications and media management. · Experience working with cross-functional teams · Experience working with a high-performance team in a communications / publicity capacity · Experience working with multimedia, social media, web design, graphics and other communications / publicity management teams.
  • Experience working within a production team · Proven writing and editing skills. Writing skills include screen writing, editorial writing, writing press releases etc.
  • Excellent command of (written and spoken) English · Ability to convey complex ideas in a creative, clear, direct, and lively style.
  • Strong diplomatic, interpersonal, and team skills · Strong organizational and problem-solving skills · An in-depth understanding and problem-solving approach to project management as it relates to complex, multifunctional project · Knowledge and applied work experience in social media principles sufficient to execute, lead or advise others in assuring that upcoming online communication and audience engagement tools and channels are fully leverage.
  • Ability to prioritize, work well under pressure and capably handle / juggle multiple tasks within tight deadlines. · Demonstrates creative and critical thinking skills
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