EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible experience in public relations, public affairs, journalism, communications, marketing, managing pubic relations, outreach events, press conferences, production or program management in radio or television.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Detailed knowledge of foreign and security policies and policy statements as related to Nigeria is required. Must have extensive knowledge of the major national and regional newspapers and editorial tendencies. Extensive knowledge of the major television/radio news and current events programs, and key representatives of major Nigeria media outlets and government institutions is required. Knowledge of media owners, journalists, TV and radio presenters, bloggers and influencers is required. Incumbent must be familiar with public diplomacy, as well as knowledge of social networking and distribution methods to ensure dissemination of Public Affairs products.
This may be tested. Please your level of proficiency in the language listed.
LANGUAGE: Fluency in speaking/reading/writing English is required. Good working knowledge speaking/reading/writing Yoruba, Igbo or Pidgin is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing with major Nigeria electronic media representatives, editors, journalists and to Personal Assistants (PA) and other mission officers on important news and policy issues and developments in the media. Ability to develop and maintain contacts with key members of the electronic media community is required. Incumbent must also be able to analyze and report on current trends in the media that reflect reaction to major bilateral issues and to prepare press releases etc., which accurately reflect U.S. Government policies and support Mission Public Affairs objectives. Familiarity with the use of electronic "New Media" platforms including News Aggregators, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube is required. Ability to abide by deadlines on multiple projects and deliverables; strong writing, editing, drafting, and communication skills is required.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.