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Media Manager at One Campaign

The ONE Campaign is a global campaign and advocacy organization co-founded by Bono and backed by more than seven and half million people from around the world and every walk of life that are committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. We hold world leaders to account for the promises made to the poorest, and we press them to support better policies and more effective aid and trade reform. We also work with leaders in Africa to support greater democracy, accountability and transparency so these resources can be effectively deployed. ONE has offices in Abuja, Berlin, Brussels, Johannesburg, London, New York City, Ottawa, Paris and Washington DC.

 

About the Role:

The Media Manager will lead ONE’s high profile media outreach and campaigns across Nigeria and help us proactively engage and partner with the media to communicate Nigeria’s narrative and issues of development and progress across the continent. This role will work closely with staff in the Africa-wide and global communications teams to ensure ONE’s messaging across in Nigeria and the Africa continent is position in the most impactful way, through the use of appropriate and cutting edge traditional and social media avenues. This position reports to the Nigeria Country Director and is based in Abuja, Nigeria with frequent travel. The position will also have dotted line reporting to the Africa Senior Media Manager.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and consolidate media relationships with key media partners in Nigeria
  • Lead on ONE’s media activity in Nigeria devising and implementing proactive and reactive media strategies as required and localizing elements of the global communications strategy as required.
  • Identify and target key media outlets across the Nigeria (print, broadcast and online), developing and maintaining strategic working relationships.
  • Provide strategic and operational media support to ONE campaigns and projects
  • Write and pitch highly impactful and high level stories to print, broadcast and online media
  • Draft and sell in press releases; edit articles for publication, contributing to producing web content
  • Manage press conferences and requests for media interviews and creating media interview opportunities
  • Adequately prepare and brief ONE spokepersons for interviews including developing media talkers and briefs as appropriate
  • Contribute to the preparation of country specific briefings for ONE’s senior staff/high profile advocates in their interactions with leaders in government and civil society
  • Manage media agencies and develop regular media reports
  • As a member of the Africa and global communications team, contribute to the development of ONE’s media positions globally, to ensure that all ONE products contain highly credible African content
  • Monitor and analyse media coverage of development issues/Africa rising narrative across the continent and identify trends and opportunities for ONE to engage
  • Collaborate with the creative, campaigns and digital leads in the design and implementation of coherence communications and campaigns strategies
  • Any other duties as required

 

Qualifications:

 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Media, Communications, or related field
  • Five years’ post bachelors experience working in a sub-Saharan African country within the international development sector, within communications, media or advocacy role.
  • Proven track record in delivering effective media/communications/advocacy strategies
  • A thorough understanding of the media market and requirements of different kinds of media i.e. print, TV, radio, and online
  • Good knowledge of civil society organizations, government agencies, private sector companies and international development agencies based in Nigeria or sub-Saharan Africa, with experience of working in partnership within some of these sectors.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills including the ability to synthesize complicated policy issues into digestible products and to deal with both elite and popular media and specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • A global outlook with a clear understanding of the mechanisms of Western and African markets and the relationships between these markets.
  • Experience of partnership building, with experience of influencing stakeholders and establishing and maintaining strong partnerships.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and strong interpersonal skills
  • A commitment to ONE’s aims and a clear understanding of the links between policy, lobbying, campaigning and media work and of how policy change can be achieved through effective advocacy
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment across various times zones, with flexibility to respond to a fast-changing work environment with shifting deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to responding flexibly to opportunities and requests sometime with little notice
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a rapidly changing environment
  • Fluent English essential. Familiarity with other languages of the AU desirable.

 

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