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.

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 agency, 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.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for Job Openings at Pulse Nigeria

Table of Contents

  • Lifestyle Reporter
  • Digital Sales Strategist
  • Head of Direct to Consumer
  • Motion Graphics Video Editor
  • Head of Contributor & Influencer Engagement
  • Method of Application
  • Deadline: Not Specified

Lifestyle Reporter

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Lagos | Nigeria. 
Job Description:

The Lifestyle Reporter is a position we’re hiring for in our Lagos office. The role will report to the Editor in Chief.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Collect, verify, fact-check and analyze newsworthy information thoroughly.
  • Create and deliver news stories (article, video and/or social posts) with the audience’s perspective in mind.
  • Receive assignments or investigate news leads/tips.
  • Contact, interview and research sources.
  • Maintain notes and audio/video recordings.
  • Abide by journalism’s ethics and codes.
  • Cooperate with reporters, video editors, social media managers, chief editor, producers etc.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest current events by properly monitoring news, attending events and building contacts and sources for use in future stories.
  • Attend press conferences, events, and file report in a timely manner.
  • Assist and guide the content team with developing story ideas and stories.
  • Develop and publish weekly reviews, opinion pieces, reports and story ideas.
  • Edit and/or assist in editing and proofreading reporter and senior reporter’s stories.
  • Read copy or proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, etc.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Experience with content marketing and various content formats such as article, social and video and a proven ability to drive readership.
  • Excellent communication and news story-telling skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
  • A lot of energy, passion and enthusiasm Remuneration Remuneration is competitive.

Digital Sales Strategist

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Lagos | Nigeria. 

Full-time, part-time and commission-only freelance positions are available for this role.

Job Description:
  • Identify business opportunities and develop effective strategies to approach and pitch our solutions and capabilities.
  • Contribute to team effort by establishing high-level contacts and ensuring that the defined sales process is followed.
  • Close deals and work towards set targets, ultimately positively impacting the revenues of the company.
  • Manage client relationships and provide customers with excellent service and support.
  • Work with the project execution teams to ensure customer goals are achieved.
  • Continuously engage customers and client-side decision-makers to maintain close relationships in order to identify upsell or new business opportunities.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Experience in a sales or business development role
  • 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 in digital marketing a plus
  • Ability to create effective digital marketing plans and strategies for clients
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Great relationship building and networking skills
  • Enthusiasm and a can-do attitude to deliver against set targets
  • Bachelor’s degree – an MBA, MSc or CIM qualification a plus

Head of Direct to Consumer

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND – MBA/MSC/MA 
  • Location: Lagos | Nigeria. 
Job Description:

Our Head of Direct to Consumer will lead the initiatives and projects at Pulse offering directly monetizable services to users – in paid content; digital services; digital commerce and offline initiatives.

The position will report to the Director of Digital Strategy at Pulse Nigeria and is based in our Lagos office.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Lead the conceptualization of D2C strategies for Pulse, finding innovative ways to monetize our own and partnered products and services across all channels.
  • Research and establish partnerships fitting the conceptualization for Pulse where products need partners.
  • Lead the execution of marketing plans that drive conversion and sales for Pulse and partnered products and services among our key audiences.
  • Responsibly lead and report on the projects to establish recurring revenue for Pulse.
  • Work cross-functionally with the Sales, Finance, Tech and Finance teams to develop initiatives further.
  • Offer data-driven recommendations and informed, fact-based solutions that improve performance and help to achieve business goals.
  • Fully manage offline initiatives such as events and support with other sales-related activities.
  • Uncover growth opportunities (including new activities, platforms, channels, and advertising and integration opportunities) to acquire new and engaged users and achieve commerce goals.
    • Stay up to date of the latest trends, industry issues and solutions and suggest improvements and innovations to help Pulse maintain a competitive edge in D2C.
    • Drive thought leadership and educate and guide internal stakeholders on D2C growth strategies and tactics
    • Represent Pulse at events and serve as a brand ambassador.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Experience in a commercial digital marketing role – within the Digital/ Creative/ Marketing/ Advertising industry is preferred.
  • A deep understanding of the B2C marketing landscape and a desire to drive growth for brands.
  • Great relationship building and networking skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills to negotiate contracts with vendors and partnership agreements.
  • Highly organised and structured – including in the use of digital tools – with a strong bias for action, can drive results while multitasking priorities.
  • A lot of energy, passion and enthusiasm.

Remuneration

Remuneration is competitive.

Motion Graphics Video Editor

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND 
  • Location: Lagos | Nigeria. 
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.

  • 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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    Head of Contributor & Influencer Engagement

    Job Specifications:

    • Full Time
    • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND – MBA/MSC/MA
    • Location: Lagos | Nigeria. 
    Job Description:

    The Head of Contributor & Influencer Engagement will be responsible for building a network of credible contributors and influencer partners. This network will include content creators, celebrities, social media influencers and other prominent personalities and industry experts for successful content and brand contributions & collaborations. These partnerships aim to showcase top talent, increase Pulse’s relevance and reach, as well as position Pulse as a representative for talent in the industry – both on our own media channels and for our clients and partners.

    The Head of Contributor & Influencer Engagement is a position we’re hiring for in our Lagos, Accra, and Dakar offices.

    The role will report to the Country Director of Content.

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Grow, structure, and manage the Pulse Voices, Pulse Series, Pulse Eyewitness and Pulse Contributors set-ups.
    • Build and structure a cohesive community of contributors and collaborators, including partnerships with high level/ prominent personalities.
    • Develop a scalable process for managing content submissions for our various content channels/formats – editorial, social, video, podcasts, etc.
    • Content should be highly shareable, engaging and on-brand – you will be required to work closely with the Editor-in-Chief to ensure that content meets internal quality standards, i.e. aligning with the Pulse content strategy and editorial and brand guidelines.
    • Manage the copy-editing, proofreading, and indexing of content by contributors to meet appropriate quality standards.
    • Identify leads and recruit relevant influencers that will expand our reach and relevance across channels.
    • Negotiate influencer and contributor contracts for Pulse, ensuring cost-effective payment margins.
    • Own management and results of influencer campaigns for the Pulse brand and for clients, including setting relevant KPIs, budgeting, reporting, and optimizing for maximum ROI.
    • Analyze data, prepare dashboards and generate weekly and monthly reports using effective benchmarks.
    • Organise influencer and contributor events.
    • Offer data-driven recommendations and informed, fact-based solutions that improve performance and support our overall goals.
    • Represent Pulse at events and network and build relationships with social media influencers and other prominent personalities.
    • Stay up to date of the latest trends, industry issues and solutions and suggest improvements and innovations to help Pulse to maintain a competitive edge.
    • Manage contributor and influencer communications and relationships and provide all of our partners with excellent service and support
    Qualification and Requirement:
    • Experience with content marketing and social media marketing within the Digital/ Creative/ Marketing/ Advertising industry is preferred.
    • A good understanding of the influencer marketing landscape and great relationship building and networking skills – existing relationships with prominent personalities a plus.
    • A strong personal social media presence would also be an advantage.
    • Strong verbal and written communications skills to negotiate partnerships and communicate with diverse personalities.
    • Great project management skills and highly organised with a strong bias for action – can drive results while multitasking priorities.
    • A lot of energy, passion and enthusiasm.

    Remuneration

    Remuneration is competitive.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidate for “Job Openings at Pulse Nigeria” should send email to

    Lifestyle Reporter – [email protected]
    Digital Sales Strategist – [email protected]
    Head of Direct to Consumer – [email protected]
    Motion Graphics Video Editor – [email protected]
    Head of Contributor & Influencer Engagement – [email protected]

    Deadline: Not Specified