Public Relations Manager at Bridge International Academies

Bridge International Academies is transforming education by attacking one of the emerging world’s biggest problems: inadequate access to and quality of education for the children of families living on less than $2/day.  Bridge utilizes a research-proven, scripted-learning education methodology coupled with big data (all teachers have tablets for instruction, assessment, and data-gathering) to profitably deliver high quality education at less than $6 per child per month.

Job Title: Public Relations Manager 

Description

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for proactive and reactive media relations, digital communications, and stakeholder mapping and engagement. 

Responsibilities 

  • Stakeholder mapping and engagement – thoroughly research and review the Nigerian stakeholder landscape and build a stakeholder map with engagement options for each group of stakeholders. 
  • Build and manage relationships and develop 3rd party advocates for Bridge.
  • Forward planning and proactive media relations – develop a 12-month forward planner calendar for Nigeria with all internal and external media hooks, as well as potential pressure points. 
  • Develop relationships with media at each key media house
  • Secure at least 1 piece of positive media coverage each month
  • Work with Green Key Club to develop relationships with regional media and secure coverage
  • Digital communications – develop a list of social media influencers in Nigeria and draft and execute a 12-month engagement plan. 
  • Collateral development – develop country specific collateral documents, including a press kit and Q&A based on global collateral materials.
  • International communications – collate a monthly internal newsletter for Nigeria. 
  • Media Monitoring- Scour NG offline and online news sources for relevant news and disseminate to appropriate internal stakeholders

Requirements 

  • Bachelor Degree with superior academic performance
  • Master’s Degree is an added advantage
  • 8+ years’ experience working in a similar role
  • Rolodex of contacts within the media industry in Nigeria
  • Prior experience within a fast-paced, metric driven consulting or educational organization
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills are required
  • Ability to multitask and execute on various projects

Skills

  • Strong problem-solving skills: you should be able to identify the root cause, provide a solution, discuss the solution with Supervisor and help execute.
  • Strong interpersonal skills: you should be able to connect with our customer, the Academy Staff over phone and in-person at the training site; ability to communicate the Company HR policies with compassion and understanding. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills: you should be able to speak clearly and persuasively in all situations and also lead written communications to our Academy Staff on queries. 
  • Attention to detail: you should be able to demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness of own work.
  • Adaptability: you should be flexible and adapt to changing environment. 
  • Dependability: you should be reliable, consistent and alert your Supervisors in case of any changes to schedule well in advance. 

Location: Lagos

Closing Date
Not Specified

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