Communication Account Manager at Sybil and James Communications

Sybil and James, a boutique agency specializing in communications, creative, and digital strategies for top brands, is currently seeking a dynamic individual to fill the role of Communication Account Manager.

Job Title: Communication Account Manager

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description:

Sybil and James Communications is actively looking for an Account Manager to join its team in the agency’s Ikeja location. In this role, you will collaborate with high-profile corporate and commercial clients to implement communication strategies aligned with their overarching business goals. The ideal candidate should possess tactical proficiency in media relations, including the creation and execution of both traditional and social media outreach plans. Additionally, strong written communication skills, initiative, creativity, and organizational abilities are essential.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic and tactical support to the Account Executive.
  • Maintain day-to-day client contact and manage client expectations.
  • Develop effective Digital Marketing and Communications Strategies for client briefs, covering launches, events, and online/social media platforms.
  • Build strategies to unify brand communication across social media channels.
  • Create assets for online and offline execution, such as interactive ad formats, paid and organic social campaigns, etc.
  • Manage the end-to-end process for all shoots, including campaign and content creation.
  • Generate feature placements in relevant media titles.
  • Foster regular contact with key press.
  • Oversee PR campaigns for diverse corporate and commercial clients from conception to completion.
  • Collaborate with internal and external teams to manage launch events for media and influencers.
  • Line manage junior staff to ensure they meet targets.
  • Act as a brand champion and expert in communications, building key relationships.
  • Deliver coverage across online, offline, and blogs, leveraging added value from all PR activities.
  • Lead in promoting all brands, exclusive collections, and products to ensure close monitoring of team members and designers.
  • Promote Sybil & James and its campaigns, activities, and events to the media, general public, and external audiences globally.
  • Own all media relations and continue to develop and maintain relationships with key journalists.
  • Monitor Sybil & James brand placement/exposure, ensuring all communication and activities are on-brand.
  • Collaborate closely with the social media team and brief them on all events and launch initiatives.
  • Work with the Account Executive to compile a seasonal calendar of PR activities.
  • Manage and support new business efforts, including creating proposals and participating in relevant pitches.

The Ideal Candidate:

Interested candidates should possess a Bachelor’s Degree with 2 – 3 years of work experience and demonstrate:

  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Creative and strategic thinking.
  • Established press contacts.
  • Event management experience.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • High organizational and detail-oriented skills.
  • Enthusiasm about the creative process.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to shifting priorities.
  • Professional and calm demeanor.
  • Team-oriented mindset.
  • Social media savvy with knowledge of common platforms.
  • Proven experience in a senior position within the Communications industry.
  • Commercial experience in a fast-paced environment.
  • Familiarity with organizing press reports and press clips.
  • Proactive approach to identifying communication opportunities.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meeting tight deadlines.
  • Excellent prioritizing and time management skills.
  • Discreet, professional, and articulate communication.
  • Strong initiative and methodical efficiency.
  • Management experience (desirable).
  • Proven track record of positively impacting business through PR strategy implementation.

Application Closing Date: 7th January 2024.

Method of Application: Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.