Pulse Nigeria Internship & Exp. Job Recruitment (6 Positions)

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 partner, 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

1. Contributors Intern

Location: Lagos

Position Summary

  • Pulse is looking for a Contributors Intern who will support the Content team to build a network of credible contributors for Pulse.
  • This network will include content creators, celebrities, social media influencers, and other prominent personalities and industry experts for successful content and brand contributions & collaborations.

The Role

  • The Contributors Intern is a position we’re hiring for in our Lagos office. The role will report to the Editor-in-chief.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support in building and structuring a cohesive community of contributors, including partnerships with high-level/ prominent personalities.
  • Help in identifying leads and recruit relevant contributors that will expand our reach and relevance across channels.
  • Support in analyzing data, preparing dashboards, and generating weekly and monthly reports using effective benchmarks.
  • 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 on the latest trends, industry issues, and solutions and suggest improvements and innovations to help Pulse to maintain a competitive edge
  • Manage contributor communications and relationships and provide all of our partners with excellent service and support.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Great relationship building and networking skills.
  • Great project management skills – comfortable with using systems such as Google Workspace.
  • 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.

2. Senior Digital Account Manager (Sports)

Location: Lagos

Position Summary

  • Pulse is looking for an experienced Senior Digital Account Manager who has a solid understanding of sports.
  • Our Senior Digital Account Managers are post-sale Digital Marketing Strategists responsible for the successful management of digital strategy for our client brands.
  • You will answer key questions such as how brands are communicated and experienced through digital interactions, and how 360 digital interactions fit into broader customer experiences.
  • You will help to achieve the client’s strategic brand and business objectives by providing them with guidance and working with the internal team to achieve seamless strategy delivery.

The Role

  • The Senior Digital Account Manager is a position we’re hiring for in our Lagos office. The role will report to the Head of Account Management and work very closely with the Director of Accounts & Operations.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop effective post-sale strategies for clients in accordance with their requirements and ensure seamless execution.
  • Proactively suggest innovative digital strategies to improve the quality of Pulse Marketing client campaigns.
  • Ensure accountability is established during the project planning process.
  • Produce content calendars according to dictated deadlines and to the highest standard.
  • Full responsibility for ensuring work is delivered to the highest standard, on time, and to budget.
  • Achieve 100% realizations on all assigned accounts.
  • Ensure proper internal QA is done before any work is shared with the client for review.
  • Manage client relationships and provide clients with excellent service and support.
  • Manage client expectations, bringing issues/concerns to clients’ attention before they become problems, offering potential solutions, and advising of potential delivery delays.
  • Responsible for community management across all social media campaigns and to the highest standard.
  • Provide campaign performance reporting and analysis to clients
  • Communicate effectively with all team members and develop strong, trusting relationships with all internal partners.
  • Research and analysis of customers, market conditions, and competitor data for relevant decisions and advice.
  • Review new and trending technologies for regular knowledge updates to keep the company well informed about developments in digital marketing.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Vast experience in marketing and advertising – most especially working as a Client Account Manager.
  • Experience in the sports and betting industry will be an added advantage.
  • A great content creator able to craft compelling digital marketing strategies for clients that deliver results.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • An innovator, trendsetter, and creative thinker who can connect 360° digital to all other aspects of a client’s business and drive growth opportunities
  • Great copywriting, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Great relationship-building skills to nurture client relationships
  • Results-oriented and able to work both independently and within a team environment
  • A professional qualification in digital marketing is a plus.

3. Senior Graphic Designer

Location: Lagos

Position Summary

  • We are looking for a talented senior graphic designer with great design skills and a strong portfolio to join our creative team.
  • You will translate client requirements into stunning and engaging designs and also bring your creativity and fresh ideas to our online marketing efforts by creating impressive visuals that are attention-getting and on-brand.

The Role

  • The Senior Graphic Designer is a position we’re hiring for in our Lagos office. The role will report to the Director of Accounts & Operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with Clients/Account Managers to produce great designs.
  • Create designs and layouts with high visual impact that will appeal to our audience across the various Pulse platforms/channels.
  • Quality control of designs and layouts including proofreading for spelling and grammar.
  • Gather information and data for design briefs through research and demonstrate illustrative skills with rough sketches.
  • You may be required to manage more than one brief at a time and will have to allocate the relevant amount of time according to the value of the job – ensuring that deadlines are met on all design projects.
  • Responsibility for securing appropriate rights, licenses, and clearances for image usage to avoid copyright infringement.
  • Work with a wide range of media, including photography and interactive design.
  • Ensure the proper organisation and backup of graphic design work.
  • Keep abreast of emerging technologies in new media and keep up to date with design software such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, and other software from the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Maintain strong, trusting relationships with all internal and external partners – clients and internal teams.
  • Gather and evaluate user requirements when it comes to website projects
  • Illustrate design ideas using process flow, sitemap and also design great Graphical User Interfaces.

Requirements
Skills that would make a candidate successful in this role:

  • Minimum of 2 years of graphic design experience and a strong portfolio.
  • Solid understanding of design principles and practices
  • A good understanding of UI/UX design
  • Fair understanding of motion graphics.
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and design software such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Adobe XD and After Effects
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Very organised with strong time management skills and ability to meet deadlines

our own channels per month. We’re also a marketing partner, 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.

4. Editor in Chief, Pulse Sports

Location: Lagos

Position Summary

  • We are looking for an Editor in Chief who will be responsible for shaping the content direction of an exciting new media product of Pulse – Pulse Sports – and grow and manage a team of talented sports reporters, social media managers, and videographers.
  • You will have a proven track record of reporting sports related news and events, and creating engaging sports related content in a wide variety of digital and social media story formats suited to our audience.
  • You will have excellent knowledge of sports locally, in Africa and globally, and have a good network within the sports industry.
  • As Editor in Chief, you will be a key driver of Pulse’s growth in the sports segment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee Editorial planning and strategy execution for all sports-related coverage – reporters should contribute original reporting on sports-related events in real-time across the Pulse Sports website and social media channels
  • Develop compelling formats and styles for the various pages and social channels, ensuring content is always engaging and innovative
  • Secure top-level contributors and source interviews, profiles, and features for exclusive content
  • Maximise the potential of major sporting events, securing key partnerships and access for coverage
  • Quality control of published content – story authenticity, fact-checking, spelling, grammar, punctuation – and ensure stories are reflective of our Editorial guidelines at all times
  • Work closely with the Project Leader to ensure that marketing strategies for Pulse Sports are effective in building brand positioning and awareness
  • Work closely with the Project Leader and commercial teams to support sales and lead generation efforts
  • Reach traffic and overall performance KPIs of Pulse Sports and actively identify and implement strategies to increase reach and relevance
  • Liaise with Tech & Product Teams on back-end and front-end updates, mobile development, and CMS changes
  • Ensuring synergies with other Pulse products and teams are maximized and closely collaborating with our international partners
  • Promote a work environment of continuous improvement, manage team learning sessions and facilitate knowledge sharing on an ongoing basis
  • Build relationships and strategic partnerships in the industry, such as with key sporting bodies, sporting agents, athletes, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Stay up to date of the latest trends and be aware of competitive activity in the market to ensure that the Pulse Sports offering is always innovative
  • Representing Pulse Sports at industry events exploring opportunities to promote our brand image

Desired Skills & Experience

  • A strong editorial background in sports-related digital media
  • Excellent knowledge of sports locally, in Africa and globally
  • Passion for producing exclusive stories
  • Passion for football and other sports (local and international)
  • Experience leading and managing a team of reporters
  • Entrepreneurial attitude and a commercial mindset
  • Great relationship-building and negotiating skills to gain access to top sporting events locally and internationally
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Reliability and efficiency in a fast-paced environment
  • A lot of energy and enthusiasm

5. Editorial Quality Assurance Manager

Location: Lagos

Overview

  • We are looking for an Editorial Quality Assurance Manager who will review stories and posts on our Pulse websites across Africa for accuracy, to ensure that we deliver quality content consistently.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee content published on the websites to ensure a high quality finished product
  • Examine content for clarity, and consistency
  • Identify and correct inconsistencies and errors in grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation
  • Verify accuracy and check sources of content when necessary
  • Ensure adherence to our content framework for consistency in hyphenation, capitalisation, quotation, etc
  • Edit and ensure the quality of online content, including text, multimedia, HTML, and XML assets
  • Perform technical quality assurance to verify the functionality of online simulations
  • Working collaboratively with the editorial team and resolving queries directly with the author, e.g. style and text inconsistencies
  • Maintain awareness of new words or phrases coming into popular usage with a view to ensuring they’re appropriate for the readership
  • Ensuring QA task deadlines are met
  • Improve key editorial steps/processes and suggest improvements

Desired Skills & Experience

  • A strong editorial/ journalism background in digital media
  • Ability to edit stories quickly and with an eye for accuracy
  • Knowledge of technical SEO to aid coordination with elements and structure of our web pages and in providing sound analyses and recommendations
  • The ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Reliability and efficiency in a fast-paced environment
  • A lot of energy and enthusiasm.

Remuneration
Remuneration is competitive and you will work collaboratively with a passionate and hardworking team in a fast-paced international work environment – plus support, mentorship and guidance from our Senior Management Team for real career growth.

6. Admin Manager

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Position Summary

  • Pulse is looking for an Admin Manager who will oversee the smooth day-to-day running of the office, supervise the admin staff, and provide any other support required for the company and teams’ optimal productivity, safety, and wellbeing.
  • This role will require working closely with employees, interacting with guests, contractors, and other third-party vendors, therefore great interpersonal skills are a must.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensure the smooth running of the office on a day to day basis – the office environment should always make a good impression on staff and guests
  • Office facilities, equipment, and resources should be well maintained and in good working condition – needed repairs should be arranged in a timely manner so that work is not interrupted and productivity is not affected
  • Proactively identify issues with office operations and put in place preventative measures
  • Problem solve effectively and efficiently whenever issues arise
  • Assist with monthly data and call subscriptions for staff
  • Ensure the correct use of office resources such as the company vehicle, Uber, and Bolt company accounts and provide monthly reporting on usage
  • Identify and fulfil office supply needs, maintaining good stock levels, and keeping good records and inventories of all office equipment and assets
  • Manage supplier, vendor, and contractor relationships effectively – also manage budgets and ensure cost-effectiveness for all admin-related expenditure
  • Keep transparent records of expenditure in Google Sheets and back up receipts to Google Drive in well-organised folders for audit purposes
  • Maintain office policies, training, and retraining staff where necessary for their proper implementation
  • Manage health and safety procedures and ensure these are regularly updated and adhered to
  • Supervise and monitor the work of support and maintenance staff such as drivers, cleaners, security, gardeners, etc
  • Manage infrastructure planning such as moves, additions, changes to workstations, refurbishments, and provide answers, resources, and solutions as requested
  • Provide other administrative support as needed, including booking travel and accommodation, mailing and shipping packages and letters, scheduling appointments, planning for meetings and events, hospitality planning for guests, etc.
  • Keep management informed of performance with timely reporting
  • Work with discretion and complete integrity in all matters, especially financial
  • Keep up to date with all organisational changes and business developments

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of 1-year experience as an admin or office manager
  • Experience developing and improving on internal systems and processes
  • Experience using Google Workspace – especially Google Sheets and Docs
  • Highly organised and able to work in a structured way
  • Must be resourceful, proactive and solution-oriented
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be friendly and have a positive attitude, even under pressure.

Joining the Pulse Team

  • The Pulse team is made up of passionate individuals who go above and beyond to inform and engage our young audience with quality content – also delighting our clients and partners with their creative ability to engage these audiences.
  • From the moment you join us, you will be empowered to run projects, solve problems and develop solutions that can impact our audience of millions and our clients and partners.
  • You will also get to work collaboratively with a pan-African team in a fast-paced environment.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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