Communications and Marketing Lead

Reports to: The Executive Director

Job Classification: Full time

Start Date: February, 2019, with opportunity to start earlier

Location: Lusaka

Job purpose

To manage and execute communication and marketing strategies for BongoHive on various media for the purpose of projecting and maintaining a positive image of the company, visibility and awareness of company products/services/events to generate public awareness and programme leads.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Communicate, market or advertise company products and services (entrepreneurship programs and masterclasses) weekly on various media to generate leads or provoke interest in public
  • Coordinate and collaborate with media team and/or other departments on weekly tasks, goals, and deliverables associated with communications and marketing.
  • Send out the newsletter for updates and news to community weekly (Mondays).
  • Handle daily walk-in clients and phone calls, respond to incoming company emails and social media messages in a friendly and professional manner.
  • Regularly plan and budget for and lead all marketing events such as demo nights, exhibitions, meetings, launches, and social events.
  • Collaboratively oversee the design and development and dissemination of all marketing material with media team.
  • Conduct quality check on all printing works and promotional materials such as billboards, banners, t-shirts to ensure adherence to branding guidelines for every company project.
  • Handle all press releases, blogs, stories, press event invites for company/partner events and relations.
  • Handle building and maintaining strategic and productive relations with the media to ensure coverage of company news and events.
  • Assist in providing support offices with high-quality information resources including stories, photos, videos and web-based materials for marketing and fundraising purposes.

Qualifications and Experience

  • University Degree in media/communications/marketing/social sciences
  • Experience delivering digital and non-digital campaigns, events for mainstream products and services.
  • Ability to develop and manage marketing strategies and budgets.
  • Experience managing successful social events, social media campaigns, and a solid understanding of social marketing.
  • Working knowledge of Apple, Google, and Microsoft operating systems
  • Proficient use of digital platforms including Google analytics, email marketing, social media, web and content management system-tools
  • Excellent written and verbal communication English skills. Excellent proofreading skills and attention to detail.
  • An energetic, analytical and self-starting approach to projects.
  • Experience in the production of diverse and creative marketing and communications materials including brochures, photos, videos, and other visibility materials.
  • Good presentation and negotiation skills, creativity and innovativeness are critical.
  • Proficient in use of digital platforms including Google analytics, email marketing, social media web, and content management system-tools

Abilities:

  • Can succeed with minimal supervision
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Pays attention to detail
  • Outgoing and like to present to large groups or attend to many clients
  • Experience managing successful social events, social media campaigns, and a solid understanding of social marketing.
  • Experience in developing and managing budgets
  • Strong background in Writing, blogging and proofreading.

Membership/Affiliations:

  • Must be a paid member of the Zambia Institute of Marketing (ZIM) or the Zambia Public Relations Association (ZAPRA)

Working conditions:

  • The job requires a person to work occasional weekends, evenings at events, outdoors such as expos and forums, working with challenging clients, and so forth.

How to Apply

Submit your CV and application on company website:

Application deadline
25 Dec 15:00
BongoHive
BongoHive
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BongoHive is Zambia’s first technology and innovation hub. This organisation works with great minds building solutions that change the world. BongoHive’s programmes have been crafted to guide startups through the entrepreneurial journey; from idea right through to scaling. The organisation’s hive of innovative expertise feeds entrepreneurial thinking into young businesses to catalyse growth.
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