Communications Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

    Full-Time
    Lagos State
    Posted 7 months ago

    Reference Number: 130-PEO01149
    Department: People & Change Nigeria
    Job type: Permanent

    Roles & Responsibilities
    Strategy:

    • Ensure the development, monitoring and measurement of the required communication strategies,frameworks, and policies
    • Work with internal and external partners to execute the approved communications strategy
    • Ensure the organisation receives the strategic and tactical communications advice and support required around key initiatives

    Operational:

    • Act as editor for all print and digital, internal, and external communications
    • Design and layout organisation’s documents ready for publication, in the correct format
    • Provide writing/infographics/editing for proposals, website/intranet content, marketing materials; corporate e-newsletters, corporate and industry publications, and client publications/blogs, ensuring that all content is aligned to the organisation’s strategic priorities
    • Ensure all print and digital publications are delivered to deadline and consistent in quality
    • Research and source imagery to enhance publications in collaboration with a preferred professional photo/videographer, as required
    • Ensure that marketing and public relations output is accurate, of a high standard and reflects organisational priorities and campaign objectives
    • Monitor current events and trends, identify media opportunities and act upon them to obtain maximum coverage and share of voice for the organisation
    • Contribute to the development, back-end management/support and utilisation of the organisation’s websites and social media accounts
    • Organise media interviews, briefing and/or accompanying interviewees as appropriate
    • Manage and maintain the organisation’s relationships with key journalists, media outlets and news agencies
    • Produce press releases and be responsible for their distribution
    • Manage and oversee the organisation’s branding, internally and externally
    • Ensure consistency in all communications to support brand values
    • Ensure the efficient day-to-day management of the organisation’s media function i.e. media monitoring, handling of media enquiries, developing and maintaining media relations etc.
    • Oversee maintenance and consistent update of the website and digital platforms
    • Manage the brand’s representation in events, sponsorships, and partnerships
    • Manage relationships with different stakeholder groups, including the board and panel of advisors to ensure favourable brand perception
    • Implement an effective crisis management plan to mitigate potential risks and threats to the brand

    Budgetary:

    • Manage and monitor the budget and expenditure relating to the organisation’s communications work

    Other:

    • Undertake such additional duties as are reasonably commensurate with the level of the post

    Educational Qualification & Experience

    • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or a related field
    • 8 years’ experience with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar position with leadership responsibilities and the ability to demonstrate a portfolio
    • Proven experience managing target audience content
    • Strong Knowledge of Communication Strategy, Practices and Techniques

    Competency
    Functional/Technical:

    • Ability to identify and clearly communicate key messages to a variety of audiences
    • Ability to leverage established network and relevant contacts, where necessary
    • Excellent presentation skills
    • Excellent communication skills – oral and written
    • Demonstrated skills in full utilization of social media including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram – with strong knowledge and understanding of current trends
    • Substantial experience writing and editing; online, offline, internal, and external
    • Ability to negotiate, persuade and influence others
    • Proofreading skills and an excellent eye for detail
    • Quality with the ability to prioritise and meet strict deadlines
    • Ability to work with a range of internal and external stakeholders
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Acrobat, Adobe and InDesign, and an understanding of website content management systems
    • Organised approach to work, and proven ability to produce detailed and accurate work to tight deadlines and to budget

    Leadership:

    • Creative thinking
    • Supervisory skill
    • Problem-solving and decision-making skills
    • Strategic thinking
    • Negotiation skills
    • Interpersonal skills

    Behavioural:

    • Ability to cope under pressure
    • Flexible thinking
    • Highly organised and self-motivated
    • Initiative and self-confidence
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on invite.pwc.co.za to apply

    Job Features

    Experience

    8 years

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