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Media Relations Officer (Remote) at TeamApt

TeamApt is Nigeria’s largest Agency banking operator and is now building the largest digital bank offering financial services products tailored to meet the needs of the underserved mass market – micropayments, savings, lending, insurance, pensions – using technology and low-cost offline distribution models. We believe providing financial access to the over 350 million Africans who are currently financially underserved will economically empower them and put them on a path to becoming the next generation of middle-class Africans.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Media Relations Officer

Location: Lagos (Remote)

Responsibilities
What you’ll get to do:

  • Drive and maintain overall narrative and message framework for cohesive and integrated external communications programming via related channels, including media relations materials, corporate website, social media, etc.
  • Initiate, create, and deliver earned media programming/stories that drive awareness and engagement linked to TeamApt’s business and brand strategy
  • Proactively pitch stories positioning TeamApt and spokespeople as experts on identified topics and key related growth trends.
  • Serve as communications subject matter expert with the ability to direct and manage media engagements proactively and reactively.
  • Prepare spokespeople and leaders for media interviews and speaking engagements through media training as appropriate.
  • Serve as a key media contact as appropriate, including during crises.
  • Drive media relations efforts to support financial performance reporting and investor/analyst events and activities as needed
  • Establish, maintain and strengthen relationships with related industry and financial reporters
  • Evaluate and prepare briefing documents related to interviews, external conferences and opportunities
  • Leverage digital, social, and paid media to complement and enhance earned media efforts as appropriate.
  • Manage external PR or external comms agency partners, including tracking budgets, reporting, and delivery of support to meet business goals.

Requirements
To succeed in this role, we think you should have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, PR, Digital Communications, Journalism or related discipline required.
  • Experience leading corporate communications or a PR agency. Global experience is required.
  • Solid ability to build productive relationships and lead the development of communications strategies through interactions with internal and external partners.
  • Strong writing & editing skills are a must, with a focus on quality control.
  • Excellent presentation and speaking skills
  • Experience working in a busy press office or PR within the financial services sector with a strong book of press contacts
  • Have an understanding of how you can tell a story using data.
  • Understand how to quantify and measure the value of PR, and show the rest of the company why it’s important too.

What we can offer you

  • Culture – You’ll have an opportunity to work with talented people from different cultural backgrounds across Africa and other regions of the world.
  • Learning – We have a learning and development focused environment with an emphasis on knowledge sharing, training, and regular internal technical talks.
  • Compensation – You’ll receive an attractive salary, pension, health insurance, Employee Stock Options, annual bonus, plus other benefits.

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

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