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  • Horizia Consulting, a Human Resource Consultancy, positioned to partner with organizations to develop strategic workplaces and increase ROI (returns on investment) in human capital through leading-edge Human Resource Services, High-Impact Training Interventions and innovative Recruitment Services.

    Horizia Consulting brings world-class proficiencies and top-notch services to organizations, by providing potent insights needed to address complex human capital challenges. We are value driven, adaptable partners who see things not just by the rules, but through your eyes as well as business demands and committed to becoming the standard of excellence.

    Our consultants are trusted problem solvers who confront issues without blinders. They are linked by an integrated purpose; to provide an array of practical, flexible and exemplary Human Resource Management and Development Services to promote unified working systems within organizations. Our deep experience, expertise plus access to the latest tools and techniques are guaranteed to add immense value to your organization.

    Executive Assistant to the MD

     

    Summary: Our Client urgently requires the service of a competent Executive Assistant to the MD (CEO). The candidate shall provide Executive support on a day-to-day basis and will serve as the primary contact for internal and external parties on all matters pertaining to the Office of the CEO.   The successful hire will act as a liaison to the Board of Directors and Senior Management teams; organize and coordinate executive and external relations efforts; and oversee special projects.

    Accountabilities:

    • Executes a broad variety of tasks for the CEO including: managing active calendar of appointments;  expense reports; composing / preparing correspondence; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas
    • Manage key projects regarding events and communication critical to essential functions of the MD
    • Plans, coordinates and ensures the MD’s schedule is followed and respected.
    • Screens incoming calls to the MD, determining whether or not it requires the attention of the MD
    • Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the MD, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response
    • Provides clear and direct communication between the MD’s office and internal departments; demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust and support with senior management staff
    • Partners closely and effectively to keep the CEO well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately
    • Provides leadership to build relationships crucial to the success of the organization, and manages a variety of special projects, some of which may have organizational impact

    Desired Skills and Experience

    • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
    • Very strong interpersonal skills – friendly and polished with high energy  – and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, Board members and external partners
    • Expert level written and verbal communication skills
    • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
    • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response
    • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
    • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions
    • Experience in contract administration or a paralegal background a big plus
    • Track record of streamlining processes, making suggestions on improvements allowing MD and others to perform tasks more efficiently

    Education and Experience Requirements

    • BSc/BA or equivalent combination of education and/or experience required.
    • 3 to 5 years’ experience supporting a CEO, MD, or other similar senior-level executive required.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, and Social Media web platforms
    • Ability to travel 5 – 10%
    • Flexibility on schedule with the ability to stay past traditional hours on days needed

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    Chief Editor

     

    Summary: Our Client (a Digital Media and Mobile Content Firm) seeks a competent candidate to fill the position of a Chief Editor to manage its publications (Web + Mobile)

    Typical responsibilities of the job include

    • Selecting articles for issues and planning publication contents
    • Generating ideas for articles and features
    • Organising meetings with writers and designers to discuss and plan the features section of the media platforms
    • Commissioning features and stories from in-house writers or freelancers
    • Supervising staff, including freelance writers, and setting deadlines
    • Reading, writing and researching features and articles
    • Rewriting, editing, proofreading and subbing copy to ensure it is ready to go to press
    • Attending relevant events, fairs and conferences
    • Ensuring that all feature articles comply with ethical codes of practice and legal guidelines

    Desired Competencies

    • Good general and current affairs knowledge
    • Ability to undertake research using a variety of sources
    • Creative, with the ability to alter personal writing style
    • Strong news reporting, editing, social media and agency relations skills
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Display of Brilliant news judgement and passion for print and digital journalism
    • IT Savvy
    • Determination and resilience

    Required Qualifications

    • Degree in Communication Arts, Mass Communication or Journalism is essential
    • 2-3 years’ cognate experience
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, and Social Media web platforms

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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