Pulse Ongoing Career Opportunities

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Pulse is Africa’s leading innovative media company, informing and engaging Africa’s young audience and producing content and creative digital marketing solutions for top brands. We run news platforms and social channels and marketing and production in Six countries – Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Senegal, Uganda and Côte d’Ivoire.

We are the platform leading in reach – with over 100 million users and over 100 million video views on our own channels per month. We’re also a marketing partner, empowering brands with our expansive media reach and 360 degree in-house marketing solutions. Additionally, Pulse is the licensee publisher of the regional Business Insider Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Creative Digital Strategist (Sales)

Location: Nigeria

Position Summary

  • We are looking for a Creative Digital Strategist to join the team. You will be responsible for ideation and creation of strategy across a variety of platforms, both digital and offline, for potential and existing clients.
  • You will translate customer data into actionable insights and propose strategies that will help clients to achieve their campaign objectives.

The Role

  • This position will be based in our Lagos office, reporting to the Head of Creative Digital Strategy.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop sales and marketing material to support the Sales teams across Africa.
  • Dissect client briefs and propose innovative creative and marketing strategies that will enable brands to connect to their audiences and achieve their business goals in the most effective manner.
  • Develop compelling proposals to communicate these strategies.
  • Contribute and sometimes lead in-house ideation sessions.
  • Conduct digital audits that yield rich insights into consumer and competitor’s online behavior and key motivational/attitudinal behaviour.
  • Develop a total understanding of online target audience and mindset modes.
  • Assist in creating budgets for proposed strategies in line with the company rate card, working with all relevant internal sales and execution teams.
  • Support the sales team in any and all activities that will help the team meet its overall revenue and profit targets including occasional client meetings and prospecting.
  • Attend sales team meetings and share best practice with colleagues across Africa.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 1-3 years of experience in a marketing, strategy, or analyst position – Digital/ Creative/ Media/ Marketing/ Advertising industries preferred
  • A creative thinker who can connect 360° digital to all aspects of a client’s business and drive growth opportunities
  • Great presentation skills and ability to create awesome pitch decks
  • Proficient in Powerpoint.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Senior Digital Sales Strategist

Locations: Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Senegal

Position Summary

  • We are looking for Senior Digital Strategists to join our teams in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and Senegal who will drive revenue growth for Pulse by developing and pitching winning creative digital strategies for clients to solve their business challenges and aid them in achieving their marketing goals and objectives.
  • Our Senior Digital Strategists drive commercial opportunities among top brands across Africa and beyond by prospecting, nurturing leads and networking with customers and client-side decision-makers to close deals.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Identifying prospective clients and developing connections with decision-makers.
  • Analysing prospective clients’ digital footprint to develop digital & content strategies for their businesses.
  • Conduct pitches and presentations to persuade potential customers that Pulse is the preferred partner to meet their corporate goals.
  • Work with the Account Management team to ensure services sold are delivered to clients with the goal of maximizing client retention.
  • Perform inbound lead follow ­up in a timely manner to ensure a healthy sales pipeline.
  • Ensure that the defined sales process is followed at all times.
  • Achieve a monthly sales revenue target.
  • Ensure all activity is recorded in the CRM to ensure full visibility into the sales pipeline.
  • Contribute to learning sessions and knowledge sharing within the Sales team and other teams.
  • Represent Pulse at events and serve as a brand ambassador.
  • Communicate effectively to all team members and maintain strong, trusting relationships with all internal collaborators.
  • Stay up to date on the latest trends, industry issues and solutions and suggest improvements and innovations to help Pulse and our clients and partners maintain a competitive edge.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Experience in sales or business development – Digital/ Creative/ Media/ Marketing/ Advertising industries preferred.
  • A creative thinker who can connect 360° digital to all aspects of a client’s business and drive growth opportunities.
  • Good understanding of digital marketing – a professional qualification is desirable.
  • Excellent networking skills and a demonstrated ability in key client/partner relationship management
  • An entrepreneurial mindset and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills, and excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with Zoho CRM is desirable.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
And
Candidates in Ghana, Kenya and Senegal, should please send their CV and a Cover email explaining why they are a great fit for this role to using the Position as the subject of the email to:

Ghana: [email protected]

Kenya: [email protected]

Senegal: [email protected]

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Music Reporter

Location:  Nigeria

Position Summary

  • Pulse is looking for a Music Reporter with a solid editorial/ journalistic background who will research, monitor, fact-check and write news stories surrounding the music industry with the Pulse audience in mind.
  • You will have a knack for breaking down complex topics to make them interesting, relatable and easy to understand.

The Role

  • This position is based in our Lagos office, reporting to the Director of Content.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collect, verify, fact-check and analyze newsworthy information thoroughly.
  • Create and deliver music-related stories (article, video and/or social posts) with the audience’s perspective in mind.
  • Proofread your work to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, etc.
  • Work on assignments and investigate news leads/tips.
  • Contact, interview and research sources.
  • Maintain notes and audio/video recordings.
  • Collaborate with other reporters, video editors, social media managers, producers etc.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest current events in the industry by properly monitoring news, attending events and building contacts and sources for use in future stories.
  • Attend events and file reports in a timely manner.
  • Develop and publish weekly reviews, opinion pieces and music reports.
  • Edit and/or assist in editing and proofreading stories as assigned.
  • Ensure accuracy and consistency with the Pulse brand voice and adherence to the Pulse Content Framework.
  • Ensure published stories are fully compliant with copyright laws and are not plagiarized.
  • Actively contribute to the success of the Content team by developing story ideas, sourcing exclusive stories, and making other innovative suggestions.
  • Actively identify, suggest and implement strategies to increase the readership and reach of Pulse
  • Stay keyed into trends and the competitive landscape to ensure that Pulse as a media brand is always ahead of the curve.
  • Abide by the core principles of journalism, the code of ethics for Nigerian journalists, and worldwide journalistic ethics and standards.
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Desired Skills & Experience

  • Experience covering/ writing news and entertainment stories about the music industry for a digital publication.
  • Great networking skills to source news stories and secure interviews in the music industry
  • Passion for producing exclusive stories.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written, coupled with excellent listening skills and a positive and enthusiastic phone presence.
  • Extremely self-motivated and diligent.
  • Good knowledge of Google Workspace – docs, sheets, drive, slides, etc.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
  • A lot of energy, passion and enthusiasm.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Creative Digital Strategist (AM & OPS)

Location: Nigeria

Position Summary

  • We are looking for a Creative Digital Strategist to join the team.
  • You will be responsible for ideation and creation of strategy across a variety of platforms, both digital and offline, for potential and existing clients.
  • You will translate customer data into actionable insights and propose strategies that will help clients to achieve their campaign objectives.

The role

  • This position will be based in our Lagos office, reporting to the Director of Accounts & Operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Dissect client briefs and propose innovative creative and marketing strategies that will enable brands to connect to their audiences and achieve their business goals in the most effective manner.
  • Develop compelling proposals to communicate these strategies.
  • Contribute and sometimes lead in-house ideation sessions.
  • Conduct digital audits that yield rich insights into consumer and competitor’s online behavior and key motivational/attitudinal behaviour.
  • Develop a total understanding of online target audience and mindset modes.
  • Assist in creating budgets for proposed strategies in line with the company rate card, working with all relevant internal sales and execution teams.
  • Develop unique strategies and build upon current client strategies within the digital arena to meet/exceed objectives.
  • Fosters timeline development and monitors progress, ensuring deadlines are met.
  • Works with project managers to ensure strategies are aligned with client requirements.
  • Identify upsell opportunities within existing clients and deliver effective digital marketing recommendations.
  • Manage strategy, ideation, and overall project scope.
  • Construct media plans and strategy with the input of Online Marketing team.
  • Write communication briefs, ensuring that creative and media are effectively integrated
  • Ensure constant awareness of all competitive activities within accounts.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 1 – 3 years of experience in a marketing, or strategy position – Digital/ Creative/ Media/ Marketing/ Advertising industries preferred
  • A creative thinker who can connect 360° digital to all aspects of a client’s business and drive growth opportunities
  • Great presentation skills and ability to create awesome pitch decks
  • Proficient in Powerpoint, Excel, and Google Docs
  • An entrepreneurial mindset and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Content Designer

Location: Nigeria

Position Summary

  • We are looking for a talented Content Designer with great design skills to join our team.
  • You will translate client requirements into stunning designs and bring your creativity and fresh ideas to our client digital marketing efforts by creating incredible visuals that are attention-getting and on-brand.

The Role

  • The Content Designer is a position we’re hiring for in our Lagos office. The role will report to the Director of Accounts & Operations.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with Clients/Account Managers to produce great designs.
  • Create designs and layouts with high visual impact that will appeal to the client’s audience across the various platforms/channels.
  • Quality control of designs and layouts including proofreading for spelling and grammar.
  • Gather information and data for design briefs through research and demonstrate illustrative skills with and without rough sketches.
  • Work only with the approved images and design assets. If using other images or assets, then you will be responsible for securing the appropriate rights, licenses and clearances to avoid copyright infringement.
  • Work with a wide range of media, including photography and interactive design.
  • Ensure the proper organisation and backup of graphic design work.
  • Keep abreast of emerging technologies in new media and keep up to date with design software such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects and other software from the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; and participating in professional organizations.
  • Maintain strong, trusting relationships with all internal and external partners – clients and internal teams.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree level of education is preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working as a Content Designer.
  • Proven experience creating cool and impactful designs for client social media accounts.
  • Solid understanding of design principles and practices.
  • A good understanding of UI/UX design.
  • Understanding of motion graphics.
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and design software such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Adobe XD and After Effects.
  • Results-oriented and able to work both independently and within a team environment.
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Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Senior Digital Account Manager

Location: Nigeria

Position Summary

  • We are looking for an experienced Senior Digital Account Manager. Our Senior Digital Account Managers are post-sale Digital Marketing Strategists responsible for the successful management of digital strategy for our client brands.
  • You will answer key questions such as how brands are communicated and experienced through digital interactions, and how 360 digital interactions fit into broader customer experiences.
  • You will help to achieve the client’s strategic brand and business objectives by providing them with guidance and working with the internal team to achieve seamless strategy delivery.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • This position will be based in our Lagos office, reporting to the Director of Accounts & Operations.
  • Develop effective post-sale strategies for clients in accordance with their requirements and ensure seamless execution.
  • Proactively suggest innovative digital strategies to improve the quality of client campaigns.
  • Ensure accountability is established during the project planning process.
  • Produce content calendars according to dictated deadlines and to the highest standard.
  • Full responsibility for ensuring work is delivered to the highest standard, on time and to budget.
  • Achieve 100% realizations on all assigned accounts.
  • Ensure proper internal QA is done before any work is shared with the client for review.
  • Manage client relationships and provide clients with excellent service and support.
  • Manage client expectations, bringing issues/concerns to clients’ attention before they become problems, offering potential solutions, and advising of potential delivery delays.
  • Provide campaign performance reporting and analysis to clients.
  • Communicate effectively with all team members and develop strong, trusting relationships with all internal partners.
  • Research and analysis of customers, market conditions and competitor data for relevant decisions and advice.
  • Review new and trending technologies for regular knowledge updates to ensure our client offering remains innovative.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree level of education is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working as a Client Account Manager.
  • A professional qualification in digital marketing is a plus.
  • Great relationship-building skills to foster client relationships.
  • Grea project management skills.
  • An innovator, trendsetter, and creative thinker who can connect 360° digital to all other aspects of a client’s business and drive growth opportunities.
  • A great content creator able to craft compelling digital marketing strategies that deliver results for clients.
  • Great copywriting, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Results-oriented and able to work both independently and within a team environment.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Senior Social Media Manager

Location: Nigeria

 Position Summary

  • Pulse is looking for a Senior Social Media Manager to join the team. As a Senior Social Media Manager, you will develop and execute cool and interesting strategies and digitally-focused initiatives across social media channels aimed at engaging the client’s audience.
  • Our ideal candidate is passionate, socially aware of changing media trends, a fun person who is a lover

Duties & Responsibilities

  • This position will be based in our Lagos office, reporting to the Director of Accounts & Operations.
  • Produce content calendars according to deadline and to the highest standard.
  • Responsible for proactively suggesting and implementing digital strategies to improve the quality of client campaigns.
  • Complete realisation of all strategies.
  • Ensure all work is delivered to the highest standard and on time.
  • Ensure proper QA is done before any work is shared with the client for review.
  • Implement strategies in accordance with the client’s requirements.
  • Ensure 100% time management.

Relationship Management:

  • Responsible for community management across all social media campaigns and to the highest standard.
  • Confirm scheduled posts are live on the client’s social media platforms.
  • Perform quality checks on published content.
  • Monitor, listen and respond to users in a “Social” way while nurturing and building leads and sales on client social platforms.
  • Monitor online reviews and respond to each review.
  • Become an advocate for the company in social media spaces, engaging in dialogues and answering questions where appropriate.
  • Identify threats and opportunities in user-generated content surrounding the company. Report notable threats to appropriate management.
  • Build and sustain strong and long-lasting relationships with Accounts & Graphics teams.
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently to all team members.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • At least Bachelor’s Degree level of education preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working as a Social Media Manager
  • Passionate about movies and trends
  • Great relationship-building skills to foster audience engagement
  • An innovator, trendsetter, and creative thinker
  • Great copywriting, verbal and written communication skills
  • Results-oriented and able to work both independently and within a team environment.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

 

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While your resume focuses on your qualifications and achievements, your cover letter expands on those achievements, showcases your personality, and explains why you’d be a good fit for the company.

How to write a cover letter that gets you the job

Here’s how to make a great cover letter for a job application:

Underneath your name in your cover letter header, list the following contact details:

  • First and last name
  • Email address (something professional, usually including your name)
  • Phone number
  • Mailing address (optional)
  • Linkedin profile link (optional)
  • Portfolio or website (optional)

After your header, include the date and following company contact information:

  • First and last name of the person you’re writing to, or the relevant department
  • Company address
  • Company phone number
  • Hiring manager’s email address

 

2. Address the hiring manager (ideally by their name)

Next, address your cover letter to the hiring manager by name if possible. A standard cover letter salutation includes the hiring manager’s first and last name, and begins with a “Mr.”, “Ms.”, or another relevant professional title.

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