11 December 2013

Communication Officer Lagos Business School - Nigeria

Job description

To create and manage the perception of LBS as a world-class brand with in-depth local knowledge of business and management among key stakeholders, the school is in search of a talented professional to fill the role of Communication Officer.

Reporting Relationship: Head, Corporate Communications

Key Responsibilities
  • Responsible for managing all internal communication.
  • Responsible for building and managing relationships with the press; prepare and issue press invitations to media houses for major school events held throughout the year.
  • Generate content for the website and annual reports; research and compile new stories and relevant information about the school and faculty.
  • Prepare and issue news release about conferences and other major school events held throughout the year.
  • Liaise with advertising agencies for advert placements, and process payments accordingly.
  • Work closely with the Graphic Artist to prepare newspaper adverts, in-house flyers and posters for the school’s programmes. Monitor for quality and accuracy of content.
  • Work alongside the Graphic Artist in preparing the monthly staff news letter by researching and compiling stories and relevant information.
  • Manage the branded items store
  • Manage relationships with and prepare payments for vendors; keep records of all payments made.
  • Any other specific or adhoc duty to be assigned by line manager from time to time

Desired Skills and Experience

Technical Skills
  • Business writing, journalistic and administrative skills
  • Good knowledge of corporate communications/ public relations
  • Creative writing skills and conceptualization
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft word package

Minimum Qualification & Experience
Bachelors’ degree in any discipline (preferably Mass communication or English)

Cognate Experience:
  • Previous experience in a fast paced, multi-level project based environment with emphasis on timelines and delivery
  • Candidate must possess 2 to 3years of proven strategic communication planning including employee communication, media relations and event management