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Job Opportunities at Pulse Nigeria

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 four countries – Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Senegal.

Pulse Nigeria is recruiting into the vacant positions. All Interested candidates are advised to go through available positions carefully and submit their applications appropriately before the deadline.

All Available positions are listed below:

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Pulse is looking for a Scriptwriter Intern, who would be able to script for digital content in all styles in social, entertainment, news, documentaries, short, mid and long forms while meeting internal and mandatory standards.
  • This position will be based in our Lagos office, reporting to the Producer.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Storytelling and scripting for all creative projects.
  • You will be required to script for digital content in all styles, forms and lengths – social, entertainment, news, documentaries, short, mid and long-form.
  • Ensure all published content meets internal quality standards – story authenticity, fact-checking, spelling, grammar, style, consistency with the Pulse brand voice, adherence to Pulse editorial guidelines, full respect for copyright laws, etc.
  • Assist as needed with the post-production of social media videos using Wochit, other short video formats, original video formats (including client projects), and assist also with the creation of new templates and formats using Wochit.
  • Any other duties assigned.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • 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

Event Manager

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • We are looking for an Event Manager who will plan and organise events for Pulse that will resonate with our audience and strategically highlight our clients and their brands.
  • You will be responsible for building events as a key revenue driver for Pulse.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic direction for all Pulse events and ensure effective integrated marketing strategies for events that target our audience
  • Successfully plan, manage and execute events end-to-end for Pulse
  • Build the event function to create revenue-generating opportunities for Pulse – both B2B and D2C
  • Produce detailed proposals for events – timelines, venues, vendors, legal obligations, staffing and budgets
  • Create work schedules for events, delegating and assigning roles as required for successful execution
  • Represent the company in conversations with key stakeholders & partners
  • Develop relationships to identify new monetizable event opportunities for the Pulse Brand
  • Manage all event planning, coordinate logistics and vendors, be hands-on on the day of the event to troubleshoot and ensure seamless, timely and cost-effective execution
  • Create, maintain, and improve systems and processes for organizing events and the events function at Pulse
  • Analyse and report on the performance and ROI of events and adapt future plans accordingly for optimal results
  • Collaborate extensively with Sales to pitch event ideas to brands as part of their marketing mix
  • Act as a key partner for Sales teams by using the event function as a strategic tool for lead generation and to build relationships with key clients
  • Support the Content team in content creation from events
  • Ensure synergies with other Pulse products and teams are maximized and also closely collaborate with the international teams
  • Ensure Pulse is a media partner or has a presence at key events in Nigeria and the diaspora
  • Contribute to team learning sessions and facilitate knowledge sharing on an ongoing basis
  • Build relationships and strategic partnerships with relevant stakeholders in the events space and across relevant industries
  • Stay up to date on the latest trends and be aware of competitive activity in the market to ensure that the Pulse events offering is always innovative and impactful.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Experience with event marketing
  • Passion for producing original, relatable events for a young Nigerian and Diaspora audience
  • Strong business acumen to drive partnerships and revenue generation for Pulse events as a product
  • Excellent communication and project management skills
  • Great negotiation skills to get the best price from venues and vendors
  • Great relationship-building skills to cultivate a network of event partners across industries
  • An entrepreneurial mindset and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities
  • Strong understanding of building budgets within Excel and Presentations in Powerpoint.

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Video Editor & Cinematographer

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Pulse is looking to hire a Video Editor & Cinematographer who would create branded video content for our clients’ video projects, especially sports content – this includes commercials, documentaries, special features, etc.
  • This position will be based in our Lagos office, reporting to the Project Lead (Pulse Sports)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create high-quality video content for client video projects, especially sports content
  • Videography in-house and on the field as assigned
  • Work to a brief, develop and pitch creative ideas and concepts, choosing the appropriate media and style to meet objectives
  • Overall editing responsibilities and quality control of all edits – including choice of images and videos, soundtrack, text placement, proofreading and cross-checking facts, spelling, grammar, writing style, colour, etc.
  • Secure appropriate rights, licenses and clearances for video, image, and soundtrack usage to avoid copyright infringement
  • Contribute to new video format development and implementation
  • All around assistance on post-production activities
  • You may be required to manage more than one brief at a time and will therefore have to prioritise effectively, allocating the relevant amount of time and resources according to the value of the job – ensuring that deadlines are met on all video projects
  • Ensure proper organisation and safekeeping of video footage and logs
  • Event coverage as required
  • You will keep abreast of emerging technologies in new media, particularly video and design programs such as Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, 3ds Max, and other relevant programs from the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Maintain strong, trusting relationships with all internal and external collaborators – clients and internal teams
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Experience working on branded video content is preferred
  • Experience editing sports content preferred
  • Great videography/ video editing portfolio
  • Skilled with video editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, etc and a good working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator as it applies video post-production
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to keep the team up to date on project timelines
  • Very organised, goal-oriented, and can drive results while multi-tasking priorities
  • Good knowledge of Google Workspace – docs, sheets, drive, slides, etc.
  • A lot of energy, passion and enthusiasm

International / Regional / National Project Leader

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Job Description:
  • As a Project Leader, you will be empowered to lead key strategic initiatives in a highly visible role, identifying areas for improvement, expansion or efficiency.
  • You will help to drive progress and push projects to completion, working collaboratively with our different teams to execute against set goals that will impact our audience of millions and our clients and partners.
  • We’re looking for curious, creative, versatile, enthusiastic and passionate candidates with relevant skills and an interest in building their career with a top player in the industry.
  • You can apply to be a Project Leader with us to be based in any of our office locations – Lagos, Accra, Nairobi or Dakar.
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Creative Strategist

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Job Description:
  • We are looking for a Creative Digital Strategist to join the team.
  • You will be responsible for the 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 practices with colleagues across Africa.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • 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, 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.

Motion Graphics Video Editor

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • We are looking for an experienced Motion Graphics Video Editor to join our production team.
  • Reporting to the Director of Commercial Video, the Motion Graphics Video Editor will be responsible for producing and editing high quality motion graphics to be used in client videos, websites, social media and a vast array of other media.

Responsibilities
The Motion Graphics Video Editor will be responsible for the job duties below:

  • Create motion graphics and other video content with high visual impact for client and other projects
  • Work to a brief, developing and pitching creative ideas and concepts, and choosing the appropriate media and style to meet objectives
  • Establish priorities while handling multiple projects and communicate accurate time estimates for each part of the process
  • Overall editing responsibilities for quality control – including proofreading and cross-checking facts,
  • spelling, grammar, writing style, design pages, photos, images, sound, colour, etc.
  • secure appropriate rights, licenses and clearances for video usage, image usage and soundtrack usage to protect our clients and Pulse from copyright infringement
  • Ensure proper organisation and safekeeping of video footage and logs and their backups
  • Keep abreast of emerging technologies in new media, particularly video and design programs such as Adobe Premiere Pro, 3ds Max, After Effects, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and other programs from the Adobe Creative Suite to ensure that Pulse remains on the cutting edge
  • Videography in-house and on the field and events coverage may sometimes be assigned
  • All around assistance with post-production activities
  • Serve as a brand ambassador for Pulse.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Experience producing motion graphics in a professional, post-production environment is preferred
  • Strong Adobe Premiere and After Effects skills and a good working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator as it applies video post-production
  • Strong project management, time management and problem-solving skills
  • Great communication skills to keep the team up to date on project timelines
  • Ability to work independently and also as part of a team – you will work with a team of other video editors, producers, scriptwriters, graphic designers, account managers, web developers, etc
  • Highly organised, goal-oriented, and can drive results while multi-tasking priorities.

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