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Career Opportunities at Pulse Nigeria

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Career Opportunities at Pulse Nigeria

Pulse is Africa’s leading innovative media company, informing and engaging Africa’s young audience and producing content and creative digital marketing solutions for top brands. We run news platforms and social channels and marketing and production in four countries – Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Senegal.

We are the platform leading in reach – with over 100 million users and over 100 million video views on our own channels per month. We’re also a marketing partner, empowering brands with our expansive media reach and 360 degree in-house marketing solutions. Additionally, Pulse is the licensee publisher of the regional Business Insider Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Creative Strategist

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Position Summary

Pulse is looking for a Creative Strategist with a passion and curiosity for the ever-evolving digital ecosystem.

As a Creative Strategist, you will be responsible for generating compelling ideas for digital campaigns that can be adapted across various media platforms.

Our ideal candidate is a skilled storyteller who is equal parts a meticulous planner and a spontaneous creative thinker.

The Role

The Creative Strategist is a position we’re hiring for in our Lagos office. The role will report to the Head of Creative Strategy and work very closely with the Director of Digital Strategy & Operations and the Director of Sales.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist in developing sales and marketing material to support the Sales teams across Africa.

Dissect client briefs and propose innovative creative and marketing strategies that will enable brands to connect to their audiences and achieve their business goals in the most effective manner.

Develop compelling proposals to communicate these strategies.

Contribute, and sometimes lead, in-house ideation sessions.

Conduct digital audits that yield rich insights into consumer and competitor’s online behavior and key motivational/attitudinal behaviour.

Support the sales team in any and all activities that will help the team meet its overall revenue and profit targets including occasional client meetings and prospecting.

Develop a total understanding of online target audience and mindset modes.

Assist in creating budgets for proposed strategies in line with the company rate card, working with all relevant internal post-sales and execution teams.

Manage timelines and monitor progress, ensuring deadlines are met.

Requirements
Skills that would make a candidate successful in this role:

1-3 years of experience in a marketing, strategy, or analyst position.

Proficiency in Powerpoint, Excel, and Google Docs.

Ability to use social listening/data analytics tools.

Excellent research, presentation and communication skills.

Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Ability to plan, organize and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.

A lot of energy, passion and enthusiasm.

Remuneration
Remuneration is competitive.

Job Title: Motion Graphics Video Editor

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Position Summary

We are looking for an experienced Motion Graphics Video Editor to join our production team.

Reporting to the Director of Commercial Video, the Motion Graphics Video Editor will be responsible for producing and editing high quality motion graphics to be used in client videos, websites, social media and a vast array of other media.

The Motion Graphics Video Editor will be responsible for the job duties below:

Create motion graphics and other video content with high visual impact for client and other projects

Work to a brief, developing and pitching creative ideas and concepts, and choosing the appropriate media and style to meet objectives

Establish priorities while handling multiple projects and communicate accurate time estimates for each part of the process

Overall editing responsibilities for quality control – including proofreading and cross-checking facts,

Spelling, grammar, writing style, design pages, photos, images, sound, colour, etc.

Secure appropriate rights, licenses and clearances for video usage, image usage and soundtrack usage to protect our clients and Pulse from copyright infringement

Ensure proper organisation and safekeeping of video footage and logs and their backups

Keep abreast of emerging technologies in new media, particularly video and design programs such as Adobe Premiere Pro, 3ds Max, After Effects, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and other programs from the Adobe Creative Suite to ensure that Pulse remains on the cutting edge

Videography in-house and on the field and events coverage may sometimes be assigned

All around assistance with post-production activities

Serve as a brand ambassador for Pulse

Requirements
Skills that would make a candidate successful in this role:

Experience producing motion graphics in a professional, post-production environment is preferred

Strong Adobe Premiere and After Effects skills and a good working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator as it applies video post-production

Strong project management, time management and problem-solving skills

Great communication skills to keep the team up to date on project timelines

Ability to work independently and also as part of a team – you will work with a team of other video editors, producers, scriptwriters, graphic designers, account managers, web developers, etc

Highly organised, goal-oriented, and can drive results while multi-tasking priorities

Remuneration
Remuneration is competitive.

Job Title: Finance Officer

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Position Summary

Pulse is looking to hire a Finance Officer who will help with the daily operations of the Finance department with regards to customer invoicing, bookings, analysis, reporting and other functions, working closely with all departments to help the company achieve its revenue and profit targets.

This role reports to the Head of Finance and will be based in our Lagos office.

Duties and Responsibilities

Generating, booking and clearing of invoices accurately for customers using the ERP

Ensure timely and accurate booking and realization of revenues

Support the management of account receivables

Reconciliation of client account statements working closely with the Sales department

Ensure the correct recording of COGS from all Ad Managers and realize corresponding revenue in real-time

Compute monthly commissions, variable salaries and bonuses for the Sales department and other Executives

Ensures all invoices, purchase orders, tax certificates, contracts and other relevant documentation are compliant according to local tax regulations and uploaded/ referenced in the ERP and Finance Google Drive

Support with month closing, ensuring Finance department deadlines are met

Support with sales, finance and business intelligence analysis and reporting

Work with the Sales and other departments to ensure compliance with business processes

Support in all efforts for timely funds recovery and to minimise bad debt risk

Ensure a high level of accuracy, regulatory compliance, initiative and timeliness in performing all tasks

Actively identify and propose improved processes that can have a positive impact and help to achieve business goals

Stay up to date with relevant regulatory guidelines and industry best practice

Support the Sales and Finance department in any and all activities that can help the company to meet revenue and profit targets

Maintain strong, trusting relationships with all internal collaborators and external stakeholders

Ensure all activities align with the company Code of Conduct

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Requirements
Skills that would make a candidate successful in this role:

A degree in Finance, Accounting or similar discipline

Experienced in Nigerian GAAP and IFRS is a strong plus

1-2 years of working experience in Accounting or similar field

Good knowledge of VAT, WHT and other financial/tax regulations

Very good knowledge in Excel would be an asset (Formulas, Pivot and Power Query), Google suites

Experience in Power BI would be advantageous but is not a must

Great attention to detail and highly organised

Great analytical skills for accurate financial reporting and analysis

Good communication skills as this is a highly collaborative role working with the Sales team and liaising with customers

Experienced working in an international environment (job has international exposure)

Hands-on mentality

A lot of energy, passion and enthusiasm

Remuneration
Remuneration is competitive.

Job Title: Lifestyle Reporter

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Position Summary

Pulse is looking for a Lifestyle Reporter well connected in the Fashion industry who will be responsible for researching, monitoring, writing and reporting news stories.

The Role

The Lifestyle Reporter is a position we’re hiring for in our Lagos office. The role will report to the Editor in Chief.

Duties and Responsibilities

Collect, verify, fact-check and analyze newsworthy information thoroughly.

Create and deliver news stories (article, video and/or social posts) with the audience’s perspective in mind.

Receive assignments or investigate news leads/tips.

Contact, interview and research sources.

Maintain notes and audio/video recordings.

Abide by journalism’s ethics and codes.

Cooperate with reporters, video editors, social media managers, chief editor, producers etc.

Stay up-to-date with the latest current events by properly monitoring news, attending events and building contacts and sources for use in future stories.

Attend press conferences, events, and file report in a timely manner.

Assist and guide the content team with developing story ideas and stories.

Develop and publish weekly reviews, opinion pieces, reports and story ideas.

Edit and/or assist in editing and proofreading reporter and senior reporter’s stories.

Read copy or proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, etc.

Skills that would make a candidate successful in this role

Experience with content marketing and various content formats such as article, social and video and a proven ability to drive readership.

Excellent communication and news story-telling skills.

Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Ability to plan, organize and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.

A lot of energy, passion and enthusiasm Remuneration Remuneration is competitive.

Remuneration
Remuneration is competitive.

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a Cover email explaining why you’re a great fit for this role to: careers@pulse.ng using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

Job Title: Digital Sales Strategist

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Position Summary

Our Digital Sales Strategists drive revenue growth for Pulse by developing and pitching winning creative digital strategies for clients that solve their business challenges and aid them in achieving their marketing goals and objectives.

You will drive commercial opportunities among top brands across Africa and beyond by prospecting, nurturing leads and networking with customers and client-side decision-makers to close deals.

Full-time, part-time and commission-only freelance positions are available for this role.

Key Responsibilities

Identify business opportunities and develop effective strategies to approach and pitch our solutions and capabilities.

Contribute to team effort by establishing high-level contacts and ensuring that the defined sales process is followed.

Close deals and work towards set targets, ultimately positively impacting the revenues of the company.

Manage client relationships and provide customers with excellent service and support.

Work with the project execution teams to ensure customer goals are achieved.

Continuously engage customers and client-side decision-makers to maintain close relationships in order to identify upsell or new business opportunities.

Requirements/ Required

Bachelor’s degree – an MBA, MSc or CIM qualification a plus

Experience in a sales or business development role

A creative thinker who can connect 360° digital to all aspects of a client’s business and drive growth opportunities

Good understanding of digital marketing – a professional qualification in digital marketing a plus

Ability to create effective digital marketing plans and strategies for clients

Strong verbal and written communications skills

Great relationship building and networking skills

Enthusiasm and a can-do attitude to deliver against set targets

Interested and qualified applicants should send their CV and a brief Cover email to: hr@pulse.ng using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

Note

Applicants for this role may come from a range of backgrounds, although within the Digital/ Creative/ Marketing/ Advertising industry is preferred.

If you’re passionate about this opportunity, but don’t have all of the experience we’re looking for, we would still like to hear from you – please apply and let us know why you’d make a great addition to the Pulse team

Important Notes

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned to this job.
They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed
• We do not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web
• We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity inclusion. We do not discriminate on grounds of colour, race, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
• Our people are all equally gifted in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours, Are you ready to inspire us with your ideas?
• We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
• Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
• Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
• Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview

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