Senior Manager, Public Relations & Stakeholder Communication

Job Summary

TeamApt is Nigeria’s largest merchant acquirer offering payment and banking services. We are focused on facilitating financial services for the next billion Africans, one that creates financial happiness for everyone. Today, more than 14 million Nigerians use our services monthly as we continue to scale to economically empower the underserved and put them on a path to become the next generation of middle-class Africans. PR is a crucial part of how we achieve our goals. We’re looking for someone to lead strategic development and execution of our global public relations strategy and help define what the world thinks of TeamApt. An ambitious PR expert who has experience working in a fast-moving environment and has delivered excellent results managing the day-to-day tasks of a press office and running longer-term campaigns. In your role, you will refine and execute the company’s global media relations efforts designed to build/leverage thought leadership and drive our positioning; you’ll forge relationships with journalists and keep them in the loop with our news. One of our core values is candour, and you will be truthful and transparent while telling compelling stories about the company. You’ll define how we message new features and big announcements and find clever opportunities to show the world what we do while helping us quantify the value of PR and measure its impact and success.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • 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

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Lagos
| Full Time |
NGN Less than 75,000
2mos