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Head of Public Relations Career in Kenya – Media Edge Interactive

Position desired: Head of Public Relations
Background
About Media Edge Interactive Limited
As part of The Media Edge Group, Media Edge Interactive Limited is one of the emerging integrated marketing communication agencies poised for a period of exciting growth and development, with a clear vision and the will to deliver great brand communication to our growing clientele.
The opportunities ahead are truly exceptional, driven by innovative and creative initiatives aimed at exploiting the significant potential of a growing and changing communications marketplace in Kenya.
In order to help deliver the business’s strategic objectives, we seek to appoint highly talented PR Practitioner to join a dedicated team in order to ensure and enhance the delivery of clients’ strategic marketing and communication objectives.
Key responsibilities
The position comes with key responsibilities including but not limited to;
·         Overseeing all aspects of PR efforts and helping to lead, setup and manage a small PR team.
·         Propose and implement outreach strategies for all clients in the business based on a wide range of communication tools including, brand PR, public affairs, issues management, media relations, investor relations, business-to- business communication among others.
·         Manage ongoing client relationships at Marketing / Communication Managers and even at CEO levels.
·         Push for new business through innovative strategies to achieve desired budget lines.
What will be crucial is the drive and commitment to make a mark in this fast paced, results orientated environment, which will test the individuals analytical, leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills.
The Position requires;
·         University degree in communication from a reputable institution.
·         Over 7 years demonstrable experience in a public relations environment or newsroom front.
·         Leadership skills with desired experience; broad knowledge of Kenya’s private and public sectors and to a good degree the civil society will be an added advantage.
What you need to be;
·         Analytical and have high level of insight into corporate communication management, advanced knowledge of public relations and strong interpersonal skills.
·         Passionate, flexible but firm, have self-drive, team player, tolerant and ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision.
·         Highly levels of discipline and understanding into human behaviour and motivations.
·         Good communication skills both oral and written.
·         Flexible to travel in short notice, work long hours, and manage tight deadlines.
Are you the one?
Do you share our values, aspiration and are looking for an employer who is strongly committed to developing talent and rewarding achievement, do respond by sending your resume with cover letter and salary requirements to: hr@mediaedgegroup.com
Deadline: 18th Feb 2011

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