Thursday, December 9, 2010

KPMG Nigeria Newspaper Vacancy for Bureau Chief (Abuja)

The client is a newly established indigenous newspaper publishing company with head office in Lagos.
Incorporated under the laws of Federal Republic of Nigeria, the company also provides a wide range of other mass media services such as magazines, textbooks, trade books, and journals amongst others.
As part of efforts to commence operations, the Company seeks to recruit competent and suitably qualified professionals to fill the following position:

Job Title: Abuja Bureau Chief – ES00586
The successful candidate will have oversight responsibility for the Company’s operations in the Federal Capital Territory. He/she will direct and coordinate activities of reporters engaged in collecting, gathering and editing news sourced from/within Abuja and its environs, as well as transmitting such news to the home office.

Specifically, the candidate will:
- Direct the day-to-day operations of the Company and its various departments within the Federal Capital Territory direct the activities of field reporters assigned to the Federal Capital Territory and its environs.

- Provide up-to-date news report on major happenings within the Federal Capital Territory.
- Manage operational budget plans to ensure optimum efficiency and effective utilization of resources.
- Lead the business development and marketing efforts and source for advert placement opportunities from both corporate/institutional clients and government agencies.

Qualifications, experience and attributes:
A good first degree, preferably in Communications, Journalism, English, or any related discipline from a reputable institution.
Minimum of ten (10 years relevant experience in media publishing, including the preparation of news releases, newsletters, and other informational material concerning programmes and activities.
Demonstrable ability to create and coordinate community partnerships.
Proven experience in the management of departmental communications, strategic planning, community outreach and public relations programmes. Ability to work collaboratively with various stakeholders such as government agencies, the media, public interest groups and community organizations. Experience in business development and marketing.
Method of Application:
To apply, please quote the reference number as the subject of your e-mail and send your current curriculum vitae (prepared as a word document, and saved with your full names), a statement of how you meet our selection criteria, and the names and contact details (including telephone and e-mail addresses) of three referees who are knowledgeable about your professional achievements and abilities to us at not later than
17 December 2010.
All applications will be treated in confidence. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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