U.S. Embassy and Consulate Information Specialist - Electronic Media Jobs in Nigeria

U.S. Embassy and Consulate Information Specialist - Electronic Media Jobs in Nigeria


Duties

  • Incumbent serves as principal electronic media advisor/liaison to Consulate Lagos. Under the supervision of the Public Affairs Officer (PAO) or Deputy Public Affairs (DPAO) serves as Information Specialist in the Press Section responsible for contacts with electronic media, arranging media events, organizing media interviews, coordinating media placements, engaging government press officials and analyzing trends in the electronic media in 17 states for Mission Nigeria.

  • Job holder also advises the PAO, the DPAO, and Consul General (CG) on major media events, fast-breaking stories, reflected in the media. Prepares daily press summaries, organizes training for journalists, and recruits media for exchange programs. Available to respond to urgent press matters. Writes consulate reports and analysis on relevant press issues and creates, edits and disseminates press releases. Keeps a current and updated contact list of press and media contacts. Serves as a Grants Officer Representative (GOR) to media related grants.

    Qualifications and Evaluations

    Requirements:

    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.

    Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Mass Communication, English and Literary Studies, International relations, Political Science, or Economics is required.

    Evaluations:

  • 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.

    Qualifications:

  • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; U.S. Embassy and Consulate Information Specialist - Electronic Media Jobs in Nigeria


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