Business Development Associate
The Business Development team secures and develops partnerships that deliver more than 60% of BBC World Service global reach and impact. Based in cities around the world, this team provides the media market insights and business connections that make BBC journalism available to audiences via appropriate broadcast and digital platforms.
As a Business Development Associate you will help maintain and enhance the BBC’s business activities in Nigeria. Working in a team of international media market experts, you will take responsibility for direct partner liaison, updating partners with information, co-ordinating marketing activity and driving new initiatives.
As a BBC representative, you will manage day-to-day queries and programme information quickly and effectively. Your ingenuity and customer focus will help BBC partners find new ways to derive value from our content. You will be effective in invoicing, debt collection and related account management functions.
Your knowledge of the media markets of West Africa will help the BBC identify opportunities to exploit, track trends and note the activities of competitors, especially in Hausa-speaking Nigeria. Your insights and recommendations will inform the BBC’s business development strategy which you will help to implement.
Are you the right candidate?
You will be proficient and influential in written and spoken Hausa and English. You may speak a further relevant language.
With considerable experience of working in sales and marketing, business development and/or editorial media you will demonstrate a current knowledge of Africa’s media markets.
You will be experienced in sales techniques including negotiating, influencing and networking skills with strong contacts in the broadcasting, publishing and telecom sectors. You will approach challenges with confidence and creativity and you will hit measurable targets.
Your attention to detail will extend to the daily management of information, finance and delivery systems. You will demonstrate a good knowledge of the relevant BBC output.
Your presentation, interpersonal and language skills will enable you to liaise with authority and charm both within the BBC and with outside organisations.
Contract: Continuing - full time
Local terms and conditions apply
Location: Lagos or Abuja, Nigeria
Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in Nigeria.
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