Job Vacancies at a Premier Entertainment Brands

eRecruiter Nigeria Limited - Our client, is home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in over 160 countries and territories with media networks reaching approximately 700 million global subscribers. 

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Music and Talent Manager
 
Location: Lagos Nigeria 
Department: Brand
Reports: Channel Manager, Nigeria

Job Summary

  • To liaise with the record labels, producers, artists, and other talent in the core territories and manage all related promotion and events involving them and the network.
  • To manage the TAR Reps in the core regions and ensure that they are supplying quality music videos and all relevant music related information to the network in a timely manner. To support the Marketing department with related events, activation and campaigns.
 Responsibilities
  • Building and developing strong relationships with the music industry in Nigeria and the rest of Africa (including but not exclusive to artists, record labels, music video producers/directors, radio stations)
  • Responsible for developing and executing a strategy for acquiring quality music videos/content and information from the market
  • Working with Head of Programming and Production to establish a standard for music video content for the channel and clearly communicating this information to the music community across Nigeria and the rest of Africa
  • Supporting Head of Programming and Production in ensuring quality of produced shows are according to brief and in accordance with Viacom production standards
  • Assisting Head of Programming and Production in content DNA guidance for produced content
  • Managing a team of TAR representatives in the core regions to ensure that they represent the network with integrity and are servicing the network with videos and information in a timely manner
  • Developing and executing a training workshop for the music industry in Nigeria and the rest of Africa that communicates our standard and provides guidelines for producing quality music videos
  • Servicing Music Programming team, Production team and Online Team with current and up-to-date video clips, biographies video submission and other music related Information and maintaining a database where all content and information is easily accessible
  • Building and managing a music industry contacts database with information on artists, artist managers, label executives, producers, music video producers/directors, DJ’s, etc.
  • Regular contact and meetings with music industry contacts in Nigeria and the rest of Africa to provide the latest market information and identify key emerging artists
  • Understanding the company's Africa production standards and rules and ensuring that music industry in Nigeria and the rest of Africa take them into account when creating music videos
  • Working with the brand's International talent department to clearly understand brand global music and talent strategy and to keep the Company's Africa team with the latest developments on the international music scene
  •  Keeping up to date with the developments in the African music and international music scene
  • Securing artists for performances, interviews and productions and making sure the proper paper work is completed
  • Managing and coordinating all aspects of talent participation with Company's Africa events and productions including (but not exclusive) to travel logistics, securing signed guest release forms, on-site management of all talent and artists and ensure all event and production requirements are met in a timely manner as set by the event and production teams
  • To attend the weekly playlist meeting and contribute industry information (local chart information, album sales information from all the core territories)
  • Work with music programming to create a music strategy for Africa that maximizes value to viewers
  • To create a strategy approved by Head of Brand for supporting and showcasing Nigerian and African artists globally via other of the company's Network platforms (US, France, UK priorities) or newly created events
  • Working with the Commercial, Programming and Marketing teams to successfully implement events.
  • Create strong relationships with external promoters, media partners and sponsors in partnering and delivery of events.
  • Pan African Events - Responsibility for leveraging the pan African events on a local level and ensuring group are fully updated on all details.
  • To create strategic relationships with Clubs, Bars and restaurants, hang outs etc. to ensure playing of the company's content throughout their screens
  • To work with the marketing department to create on ground activations, sponsorships and partnerships to further entrench the MTV Base brand.
Key Requirements
Essential:
  • To behave professionally & appropriately always when dealing and working with talent.
  • Attention to detail has been paramount to success
  • Minimum of 2 years co-ordination experience
  • Must have Music industry and talent management experience with focus on talent development, marketing, PR and production.
Personal and Interpersonal Skills:
  • Hands-on approach to role
  • Ability to consolidate information to a succinct level
  • Strong individual with a genuine passion for the industry
  • High impact communication/presentation skills
  • Ability to develop good working relationships internally and externally
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines in a rapidly changing environment
  • Dedicated, ambitious and committed, willing to work the long hours required to get the job done
  • Excellent management skills and solid track record as good people manage.
Core skills - Essential:
  • Highly organised with the ability to manage own workload 
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Highly motivated, able to work on own initiative
  • Able to cope calmly and efficiently under pressure
  • At least two (2) years’ experience of managing people.
  • Ability to work alone but to be aware of the bigger picture
  • Must have Excellent IT & Technical skills (MS Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word, Business Objects)
  • Proven experience of managing teams to measurable commercial success, this person will be able to encourage and support the production of exceptional creative content
  • Ability to develop, evaluate and recommend business options and deal structures
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to adapt communication styles
  • Willingness to travel throughout Africa
  • Experience with marketing, events and Public relations.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online



Job Title: Senior Marketing, Digital Media and Communications Manager

Location:
 Lagos
Reports Into: The Senior Director of Marketing & Digital Media Africa and a dotted line into the Country Manager Nigeria.
Direct Reports: Local Brand, Marketing, Digital Managers & Coordinators

Job Profile
  • The purpose of the role is to assume responsibility for all marketing initiatives associated with our Brands and executing Communications activities in support of the business objectives in Africa, including internal communications and consumer publicity for properties, events and brands.
  • The Senior Marketing Manager aims to build the brand and businesses across the continent. This involves developing and implementing trade, affiliate and consumer marketing strategies to build brand awareness, drive ratings, and support distribution and advertising sales revenue targets.
  • The role works closely with Programming, Production, Digital and Sales teams, to use initiatives and assets to drive tune in and brand awareness by ensuring clients and consumers receive the best pre and post service in the industry. They will also be required to identify and install brand related partnerships that expand the footprint (awareness, engagement, commercial potential) and thus drive the business.
Key Responsibilities
  • Formulate Brands Marketing Strategies and Plans
  • Manage and Lead the Marketing and digital team
  • Manage the budget
  • Bartering Deals – Ensuring we have barter deals in key markets and are used to their full potential
  • Working with the Commercial, Programming and Marketing teams to successfully implementation events
  • Create strong relationships with external promoters, media partners and sponsors in delivering events
  • Creation and maintaining an up-to-date Marketing events calendar – working with all AM group on a regular basis
  • Working on cross-functional marketing projects in conjunction with the sales and programming to make marketing revenue target
  • Merchandise and Branding materials – creation and sourcing of merchandise / branding materials with in allocated budget
  • Pan African Events – Responsibility for leveraging events on a local level and ensuring AM group are fully updated on all details
  • Building relationships with the Pan-African teams and being first point of contact for the emerging markets group
Key Requirements
  • Qualification: Bachelor's Degree with a postgraduate preferred in Marketing, Media, Communication and Marketing
  • Skills: Strategic and commercial development of market leading brands, in-depth understanding of advertising sales process including, planning and traffic, as well as extensive experience in commercial modelling
  • Management: Managing teams to measurable commercial success, encourage and support the production of exceptional creative content
  • Communication: Exceptional communication skills, the ability to adapt communication styles and high impact presentation skills
  • Travel: Willingness to travel throughout Africa and International markets
  • Relationships and Team Building: Ability to develop good working relationships internally and externally
  • Budgets and Reporting: Strong commercial acumen and budget management skills as well as ability to consolidate information to a succinct level
Experience:
  • Minimum of five years’ relevant professional experience in Brand or Project Management within a broadcasting / media company or digital / creative agency, ideally gained with an international brand.
  • Solid eventing and media production experience.
  • Strong affinity with Marketing through Digital/Social Media. Proficient Microsoft office skills.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


Job Title: Marketing Events Manager

Location:
 Lagos
Reports to: Senior Marketing, Digital Media and Communications Manager 

Job Profile

  • To support the marketing brand and commercial teams with event related projects and/or tasks in the planning and execution for all internal and external events.
  • The incumbent is responsible for executing on strategic objectives, timelines and financial goals.
Key Responsibilities
  • Work with Senior Managers, Marketing and Vice President, Marketing & Industry Events to support formulation and execution of short- and long-term organizational, and event-related marketing plans and budgets.
  • Track budget costs throughout the course of project and communicate scope changes that affect budget to the teams in a clear manner
  • Create marketing events plans and execute plans to promote the company's events to include signature events and other events as they are created.
  • Stay knowledgeable of digital marketing promotions and implement new tools as appropriate.
  • Work collaboratively with internal teams to create a synergistic and energizing team environment to include:
  • Measuring results of promotions and adapting plans as needed
  • Implement supporting technology such as mobile event applications, event websites, digital advertising, and email broadcast campaigns, etc.
  • Work collaboratively with external production resources to develop and coordinate effective promotional/marketing materials.
Tasks include
Project Management:
  • Lead internal and external project debriefs
  • Handle the marketing project schedule.
  • Coordinate marketing efforts with education program managers and logistical team members.
  • Manage budgets by planning, tracking and balancing actuals.
Marketing Copy Writing, Editing and Proofing:
  • Develop copy for electronic and print marketing and advertising collateral.
  • Write, edit and proof web copy for consistency of content and quality with other marketing media.
Website Marketing Tools and Resources:
  • Coordinate site production schedule to include information organization, program content, graphics, photography and event value and overall brand impression from the web visitor experience.
  • Ensure consistency and quality of content with other marketing media.
Design Production:
  • Coordinate production schedule, including comps and delivery with internal graphic designer.
Advertising:
  • Identify opportunities for print, electronic and event calendar placements and media barters to include managing relationships with industry publications.
  • Write ad copy.
  • Coordinate production schedule and delivery.
Performance Tracking & Data Analysis:
  • Develop planning tools; i.e. budget tracking, project timeline, production schedules, event specs, meeting agendas and notes, etc.
  • Provide attendee analysis for previous events and reports.
  • Strategize target audiences based on marketing automation results.
  • Track and update e-marketing digital statistics.
  • Measure progress of marketing plan goals.
  • Track Google analytics.
  • Track advertising and mailing successes.
Cross Promotion:
  • Identify internal and external opportunities to promote the company and its programs and the company's events.
  • Coordinate promotion through other departments.
  • Develop cross promotional copy and collateral.
  • Support work on market condition analyses; support member research data analyses; support the company's marketing/promotions activities; help identify trends and opportunities; and, contribute to recommendations for initiatives and programs.
  • Support identification and pursuit of opportunities for promotion of the company through a variety of marketing vehicles.
  • Support department relationships with outside resources and agencies.
Key requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree with a postgraduate, preferably in Marketing, Media and Communication.
  • Minimum of five years’ relevant professional experience in Brand or Project
  • Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in the media space
  • Management experience within a broadcasting / media company or digital / creative agency, ideally gained with an international brand.
  • First class track record of strategic and commercial development of market leading brands, in-depth understanding of advertising sales process including planning and traffic, as well as extensive experience in commercial modelling
  • Proven experience of managing teams to measurable commercial success. This person will be able to encourage and support the production of exceptional creative content
  • Exceptional communication skills, the ability to adapt communication styles and high impact presentation skills
  • Willingness to travel throughout Africa and International markets
  • Ability to develop good working relationships internally and externally
  • Strong commercial acumen and budget management skills as well as ability to consolidate information to a succinct level
  • Experience with advertising, distribution and sponsorship sales, experience of commercial development in Africa and International markets and ability to develop, evaluate and recommend business options and deal structures
  • Solid eventing and media production experience.
  • Strong affinity with marketing through Digital/Social Media.
  • Proficient Microsoft office skills
  • High levels of organisation, with strong planning skills and the ability to prioritise a large workload according to changing business requirements.
  • Must be organised and have the ability to work across times zones
  • Must be able to prioritise events and marketing requirements from a variety of sources
  • Must be able to identify potential conflicts.
  • Excellent project management skills and considerable experience in managing all aspects of large, complex marketing events projects.
  • Must be able to work under continual deadline constraints.
  • Must have proven experience of managing and tracking budgets.
  • Line management experience necessary.
Personality Profile:
  • The ideal candidate should actively express entrepreneurial spirit by identifying new business, translate these into business cases and pitch to the management team; continuously expand professional network and leverage from it (target audiences, entertainment, marketing etc.); stay abreast of trends, ratings and developments within the media landscape.
  • They should have experience of 360 consumer and trade campaigns, organizing exhibitions and events and working with external agencies, suppliers, partners and talent.
  • A thorough understanding of the niche and industry landscape across Africa.
  • Results-oriented type with strong analytical skills


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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