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  • Posted on: 23 October, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Sesema PR Ltd (Affiliate of Edelman) is a public relations and marketing communications consultancy operating in Nigeria. We specialize in providing bespoke promotional services that add commercial value to our clients’ business.

    Our operations spans over 12 years in the business of Communications, Sesema PR Ltd turned 12, April 1, 2014. From its humble beginnings as a small agency offering traditional PR services in Nigeria, the company now offers IT & Digital Services as well as Market Research.

    In 2007 we became the Nigerian affiliate to Edelman, the agency was awarded the 'Best PR Practice' award by a recognised university and has received other corporate and individual awards over the years.

    It is our aim to continue to deliver expert PR and marketing services to organisations across West Africa and internationally. We hope you will join us on our journey.

    PR Account Manager


    Job purpose:
    Tooversee day-to-day client projects and events and ensure that the quality of work meets client's objective and in a manner that provides value. This will include research, planning, implementation and evaluation of public relations activities, and paying careful attention to budgets, resources, deadlines and client records

    Key responsibilities and accountabilities

    • Develop and cultivate relationship with the client and external audiences
    • Recommend and implement initiatives that improve the public's perception of the client and the organization
    • Manage all media relations and special media inquiries
    • Prepare and review materials (e.g. pitch letters, press releases, articles, backgrounders, fact sheets etc) including complex issues (e.g. Q&A, speeches and collateral materials)
    • Develop, pitch and place positive stories about the client in the media
    •  Ensure positive client presence in media through releases, contact and responsiveness to inquiries/requests
    • Maintain clear and consistent communication between clients and account team and strengthen relationship between the company and its clients
    • Research and assist in the presentation new business proposals
    • Develop original research, surveys, market studies for existing business and prospects
    • Ensures that all reports are completed in a timely manner
    • Ensures that the supervisor is kept fully informed regarding activities and plans of individuals and clients
    • Generate leads for new business
    • Display an effective knowledge of the Nigerian print, electronic and online media, particularly those that impact client activities

    Desired Skills and Experience

    • At least 5 years agency side experience – PR only
    • At least  two years experience as a Senior Account Executive
    • Excellent writing and presentation skills
    • Highly creative and innovative
    • Ability to work effectively with and manage a team
    • Extensive knowledge of the Nigerian media

    Method of Application

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