Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Vacancy for a Head, Corporate Communications at Lagos Business School

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Lagos Business School delivers executive programmes aimed at systematically improving the practice of management in Nigeria.

In 2007, LBS consolidated its status as Nigeria’s premier business school by ranking for the first time among the top 50 business schools in the world, in the area of open enrolment programmes, by the Financial Times of London. LBS is still the only Nigerian business school to be included in this prestigious world ranking.

Job Title: Head, Corporate Communications
Department: Corporate Communications
Business Unit: Pan-Atlantic University/Lagos Business School
Reports To: Dean
Directly Supervises: Graphic Artist, Digital Media Specialist, Communications Officer
Position Type: Regular/Permanent/Full Time
Purpose of Position:
Constantly project the School amongst its audience, as a world class management education institution operating out of Africa while preserving her reputation and brand equity.

RESPONSIBILITIES
o Plan, develop and supervise the execution of strategic brand and communications initiatives
o Develop processes and policies to grow and protect the School’s brand where gaps are identified
o Develop Brand, PR and Media strategies and platforms for the school
o Supervise the management of the website for usability and effectiveness
o Ensure the quality of production and design of communication materials as well as accuracy of content
o Maintain good media relations with leading media houses
o Manage the photo gallery, video archives, photography and video production budget
o Issue news releases for conferences and other major School events held throughout the year
o Create and enhance public awareness and knowledge of LBS as a centre of excellence in business and management education
o Influence public policy relating to business and management education within LBS operating environment
o Work with the marketing department in the development of appropriate marketing and advertising plans for the school’s executive management programmes through media buying and placement
o Liaise with relevant units in executing cross functional projects such as career fair, Alumni events, graduation ceremonies, exhibitions e.t.c.
o Develop the dean’s speeches for relevant events and publications
o Supervises and approve output of all team members
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
o Public image of the institution
o Level of awareness of institution’s events and programmes by the relevant communities
o Level of press coverage of events e.g. graduation, public lectures
o Relationship with relevant stakeholders
o Quality of LBS branded materials
o Content quality and traffic on LBS website
o Feedback from customers
GENERAL COMPETENCIES
o Excellent written and verbal communication skills
o Interpersonal skills
o Networking and ability to interact at highest level
o Initiative, Creativity and Imagination
o Tact and diplomacy
o Teamwork
o Ability to work flexibly and under pressure
o Knowledge of PR and Brand communication
o Experience in press, electronic and digital media
o Knowledge and experience of designing and publication of materials
o Knowledge and experience of events management
o Drafting of press releases and media briefing
o Web content designing and editing
QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree. An MBA would be an added advantage

Professional Qualification
Relevant membership of professional organization. e.g CIM, NIPR

EXPERIENCE
Minimum of 6 years work experience 3 of which must be within PR, Media or Marketing Communications.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should forward their CVs to: careers@lbs.edu.ng

Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted. LBS offers equal employment opportunity to all applicants.

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