Business Development Associate, West Africa at BBC Media Action

The BBC is the leading international broadcaster in Africa reaching a weekly audience of more than 100 million on Radio, TV, Digital (language sites and, Mobile and Social Media. We broadcast to Africa in English, Hausa, Somali, French, Kinyarwanda/Kirundi, Kiswahili & Arabic. We are committed to broadcasting to and from the continent in a style that meets the demands of our growing audience and as well as our language services, our presence in the region is also defined by our bureaux, special correspondents and bilingual reporters. We are committed to delivering news and information to people across Africa and insights from Africa to audiences around the globe.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Business Development Associate, West Africa Location: Lagos, Nigeria Reports to: Business Development Manager, SouthernGrade: Local RecruitSlot: 2Overall Purpose of the JobTo help maintain and enhance business activities in Nigeria, reporting to the Business Development Manager, Southern and West Africa. This includes starting, maintaining and developing partnerships across all platforms promoting English, Pidgin and Igbo content. To ensure that these partnerships build the BBC’s audience and that partners are given great customer service.Main DutiesTo take responsibility for day-to-day partner management, including updating partners with programming information and schedule changes, co-ordinating marketing activity and working on new initiatives.To liaise with partners on day-to-day queries, content placement, publicity and, where appropriate, invoice payments and debt collection.To help implement the strategy for exploiting market opportunities, including the identification of appropriate targets for business development.To work with the Business Development team for Southern and West Africa to deliver the Business Development Plan with accountability for agreed audiences, traffic and partner acquisition objectives for the market.To be a media market expert, understanding and sharing key media market insights and changes, highlighting the activities of competitors, and recommending appropriate action to influence the regulatory environment in the BBC’s interest.To work closely with partners in Nigeria and implement and maintain a strong client-focused plan.To work with BBC lawyers and the Business Development team, assisting with contract negotiations wherever required, enabling the BBC to form long- term relationships and secure distribution outlets that make BBC journalism more widely available without compromising the BBC’s reputation, independence or editorial integrity.To maintain and manage appropriate information and finance systems, reporting periodically on performance against targets. To be responsible for market and partner updates in the CRM system.To work closely with World Service English, appropriate language services, Marketing and Distribution & Transmission to ensure broadcasting and online partners receive the best possible service.From time to time to help organise specific BBC-led projects, training and events. 

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