Digital Communications – Intern

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Intern - Digital CommunicationsJob Ref.: 04/19 LOSLocation: LagosGrade: InternshipType of Position: Fixed TermStart Date: 1st April 2019Duration of Post: 12 monthsJob Subcategory: Communications, Press and MediaJob Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)Main Purpose of JobThis is an exciting role in a part of Africa that has received renewed UK and Ministerial attention since the election in 2015 of President Buhari.  The role is based in Lagos, contributing to the larger communications team based in Abuja.Reporting to the Press and Public Affairs Officer in Lagos, the successful candidate will work within the Communications Team as the Lagos based Digital Communications Intern. The main objectives are to deliver and implement a range of communications tasks to support and project the objectives of Nigeria network HMG departments in Nigeria.Duties will include, but will not be limited to, designing text and audio-visual material for use on the BHC media channels, and working with a broad range of media stakeholders to deliver HMG messages. The successful candidate will also provide tailored communications planning support to HMG departments across Nigeria working on the BHC platform.The Digital Communications Intern will work in particular on a Youth & Creative Industries strategy, that will be a key focus of the communications output from Lagos.Roles and ResponsibilitiesWorking with the Digital Communications Officer to manage the British High Commission Abuja webpage and digital media platforms, including Facebook and TwitterKeep a well organised electronic library of photos and audio/visual files for use in publications, productions or for release to the mediaPhotograph and record BDHC and other HMG departments’ activities as requiredMonitor digital media for issues of interest to the UK mission in NigeriaWork with Nigeria wide HMG departments, including British Council, DFID, UKVI to develop, create  and publish content that creatively promotes HMG work in NigeriaManage and engage database of contacts for Youth & Creative Industries project.Create content to engage database regularly.Work with Lagos based Press and Public Affairs Officer on Soft Power strategy and implementationIdentify and pursue  opportunities to achieve greater awareness of UK in the creative sector and among the youth demographic through strategic partnershipsInitiate and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders to identify opportunities for possible strategic partnerships and to strengthen the UK Government overall perception amongst young NigeriansEnsure up to date content and quality assurance on the UK in Nigeria digital platforms including the website and social media platforms.Use in-house resources effectively to conceptualize, storyboard and record compelling audio-visual content 

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