Event Manager at Pulse Nigeria

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Pulse is Africa's leading innovative media company, informing and engaging Africa’s young audience and producing content and creative digital marketing solutions for top brands. We run news platforms and social channels and marketing and production in four countries - Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Senegal.

We are the platform leading in reach - with over 100 million users and over 100 million video views on our own channels per month. We're also a marketing partner, empowering brands with our expansive media reach and 360 degree in-house marketing solutions. Additionally, Pulse is the licensee publisher of the regional Business Insider Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Event Manager

Location: Lagos

Position Summary

  • We are looking for an Event Manager who will plan and organise events for Pulse that will resonate with our audience and strategically highlight our clients and their brands.
  • You will be responsible for building events as a key revenue driver for Pulse.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic direction for all Pulse events and ensure effective integrated marketing strategies for events that target our audience
  • Successfully plan, manage and execute events end-to-end for Pulse
  • Build the event function to create revenue-generating opportunities for Pulse - both B2B and D2C
  • Produce detailed proposals for events - timelines, venues, vendors, legal obligations, staffing and budgets
  • Create work schedules for events, delegating and assigning roles as required for successful execution
  • Represent the company in conversations with key stakeholders & partners
  • Develop relationships to identify new monetizable event opportunities for the Pulse Brand
  • Manage all event planning, coordinate logistics and vendors, be hands-on on the day of the event to troubleshoot and ensure seamless, timely and cost-effective execution
  • Create, maintain, and improve systems and processes for organizing events and the events function at Pulse
  • Analyse and report on the performance and ROI of events and adapt future plans accordingly for optimal results
  • Collaborate extensively with Sales to pitch event ideas to brands as part of their marketing mix
  • Act as a key partner for Sales teams by using the event function as a strategic tool for lead generation and to build relationships with key clients
  • Support the Content team in content creation from events
  • Ensure synergies with other Pulse products and teams are maximized and also closely collaborate with the international teams
  • Ensure Pulse is a media partner or has a presence at key events in Nigeria and the diaspora
  • Contribute to team learning sessions and facilitate knowledge sharing on an ongoing basis
  • Build relationships and strategic partnerships with relevant stakeholders in the events space and across relevant industries
  • Stay up to date on the latest trends and be aware of competitive activity in the market to ensure that the Pulse events offering is always innovative and impactful.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Experience with event marketing
  • Passion for producing original, relatable events for a young Nigerian and Diaspora audience
  • Strong business acumen to drive partnerships and revenue generation for Pulse events as a product
  • Excellent communication and project management skills
  • Great negotiation skills to get the best price from venues and vendors
  • Great relationship-building skills to cultivate a network of event partners across industries
  • An entrepreneurial mindset and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities
  • Strong understanding of building budgets within Excel and Presentations in Powerpoint.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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