KPMG Nigeria Recruits Massively (9 positions)

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6 Dec, 2010

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Vacancies in Nigeria

KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 144 countries and have 137,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative.

Our client is a newly established indigenous newspaper publishing company with head office in Lagos. Incorporated under the laws of Federal Republic of Nigeria, the company also provides a wide range of other mass media services such as magazines, textbooks, trade books, and journals amongst others. As part of efforts to commence operations, the Company seeks to recruit competent and suitably qualified professionals to fill the following positions:

1.)  Editor  – ES00584

Job Description
The successful candidate will work closely with the editorial team in developing storylines and ideas and ensure that scripts are suitable for production. He / she will work with the report.ers and correspondents on draft of scripts and suggest improvement areas.

Job Responsibilities
Specifically, the candidate will:

  • ensure fair, balanced and accurate news coverage
  • manage the news flow, write editorials or special articles, and approve final drafts and layouts
  • monitor and coordinate the artwork, layout, photography and preparation of the copy for publication
  • review and edit material for accuracy, style and readability, recommending changes where necessary
  • assist in overseeing the style and content of publications and ensure that the production process runs smoothly

Qualifications, Experience and Attributes

  • A good first degree, preferably in Communications, Journalism, English, or any related discipline from a reputable institution.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years relevant experience in editing or reporting.
  • Membership of relevant professional bodies will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in journalism and editorial research in a fastpaced environment.
  • Prior experience in writing, editing, indexing manuscripts and producing manuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to edit multiple news briefs and long stories.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and milltitaskina skills.

2.)  Reporters – ES00585

Job Description
The successful candidates will be responsible for collecting and analysing information about newsworthy events for publication. They will also report on local events, business news, and other current happenings in their assigned area that need to be covered.

Responsibilities
Specifically, the candidates will:

  • gather and verify information through interviews, observation and research
  • source news stories and evaluate leads/tips to develop a story or an idea
  • prepare news materials in a timely fashion for publication
  • track events and key happenings in order to provide uptodate news report In assigned fields
  • maintain significant contacts and information sources to ensure access to topical news and events

Qualification, Experience and Attributes:

  • A good first degree or its equivalent in Communication, Journalism or English Language, or any related discipline from a reputable institution.
  • Minimum of five (5) years field experience as a reporter for a reputable media house.
  • Membership of relevant professional bodies will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to collect information and generate news.
  • Experience in conducting research, maintain knowledge base and develop stories at short notice or report breaking news stories.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and deal effectively with the public.

3.)  Abuja Bureau Chief – ES00586

Job Description
The successful candidate will have oversight responsibility for the Company’s operations in the Federal Capital Territory. He/she will direct and coordinate activities of reporters engaged in collecting, gathering and editing news sourced from/within Abuja and its environs, as well as transmitting such news to the home office.

Responsibilities
Specifically, the candidate will:

  • direct the day-to-day operations of the Company and its various departments within the Federal Capital Territory direct the activities of field reporters assigned to the Federal Capital Territory and its environs
  • provide uptodate news report on major happenings within the Federal Capital Territory
  • manage operational budget plans to ensure optimum efficiency and effective utilization of resources
  • Lead the business development and marketing efforts and source for advert placement opportunities from both corporate/institutional clients and government agencies

Qualifications, Experience and Attributes

  • A good first degree, preferably in Communications, Journalism, English, or any related discipline from a reputable institution.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience in media publishing, including the preparation of news releases, newsletters, and other informational material concerning programmes and activities.
  • Demonstrable ability to create and coordinate community partnerships.
  • Proven experience in the management of departmental communications, strategic planning, community outreach and public relations programmes.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with various stakeholders such as government agencies, the media, public interest groups and community organizations.
  • Experience in business development and marketing.

4.)  Researcher  – ES00587

Job Description
The successful candidate will be responsible for collecting, analyzing and interpreting data.

Responsibilities
Specifically the candidate will:

  • ensure intergrity and correct interpretation of all research information
  • conduct research on marketing strategies, collaborating with marketing proffessionals
  • measure the effectiveness of marketing, advertitising, and communications programs and strategies
  • evaluate methods and procedures for collecting data (such as surveys, opinion polls, or questionnaires) or arrange to obtain existing data

Qualifications, Experience and Attributes

  • Relevant academic qualification from a reputable institution.
  • Minimum of five (5) years relevantexperience in a similar function
  • Strong quantitative, research and analyical skills.
  • Good knowledge of fundamental concepts, pracitices and procedures of research analysis
  • Good report writing and presentation skills and a working knowledge of MS Office tools.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, particulary relationship builiding and networking skills.

5.)  Production Manager – ES00588

Job Description
The successful candidate will work closely with the editorial team and handle the production of publication materials such as newspapers, journals, magazines, text books and trade books.

Responsibilities
Specifically the candidate will:

  • plan, coordinate and execute the production plans
  • oversee the production process, manage the budget and monitor product standards and implement qualitycontrol programs
  • work closely with client service delivery team, the creative and development teams to establish and document key client and agency deadlines for each publication
  • coordinate the activities of the graphic artists, photography, pasteup, and typography personnel to prepare appropriate advertisements for publication

Qualifications, Experience and Attributes

  • A good first degree or its equivalent in any related discipline from a reputable institution.
  • Minimum of five (5) years relevant experience in a media publishing company.
  • Experience in writing, editing, indexing manuscripts and producing manuals.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities against timelines;
  • Demonstrated communication, presentation, interpersonal and negotiation skills.


6.)  Graphic Artists  – ES00589

Job Description
The successful candidates will be responsible for producing visual solutions, using a mix of creative skills and commercial awareness suitable to the communication needs. The candidates will be responsible for creaMg designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and aesthetic design concepts.

Responsibilities
Specifically they will:

  • analyze, plan and create visual solutions
  • create designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and aesthetic design concepts
  • use innovation to redefine a design brief and meet the constraints of cost time and client
  • develop design briefs by gathering information and data to clanfy design issues

Qualifications, Experience and Attributes

  • A good first degree in fine art or any related discipline from a reputable institution.
  • Minimum of three (3) years hands-on experience.
  • Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods.
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • proficiency in a wide range of media tools, including photography and computer aided design

7.)  Photographers – E500590

Job Description
The ideal candidates will have responsibility for creating photographic images. They will also be responsible for developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

Responsibilities
Specifically the candidates will:

  • work with clients to discuss the images they require and how they want to use them
  • seek out appropriate photographic subjects and opportunities use an extensive range of technical equipment. Including cameras, lenses, lighting and specialist software for image publishing
  • manage the processing and use of images, discuss technical problems, check for quality and dea I with clients’ concerns

Qualification, Experience and Attributes

  • Relevant academic qualification from a reputable institution.
  • Minimum of three (3) years hands-on experience in a media publishing company.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of computer software, electronic and media production, as they affect still and moving image photography.
  • Experience in operating camera equipment and accessories, including photo and video camera, tripod, lighting and grips.
  • Experience in Photography, Videography, Digital Retouching, Digital Editing and Image Management.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of cutting edge technology in photo and video digital image reproduction

8.)  Business Development / Marketing Manager – ES00591

Job Description
The ideal candidate will have oversight responsibility for business development and marketing activities in the Company. He/she will be responsible for the development and implementation of marketing strategies with a view to Increasing the Company’s market share and profitability.

Responsibilities
Specifically, the candidate will:

  • Lead the business development initiatives of the Company for sustainable growth and development
  • Create business opportunities and products through creativity and innovation, as well as convert leads into new business for the Company.
  • Plan and implement the overall marketing strategy, as well as, coordinate marketing and sales efforts within the Company.
  • Identify opportunities to deepen relationships with clients and partners through marketing campaigns, events and partnerships.
  • Lead the development of marketing budgets and manage the company’s marketing operating budget.

Qualifications, Experience and Attributes

  • A good first degree or its equivalent in any discipline from a reputable institution.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years’ post qualification experience.
  • Proven track record in developing, leveraging, networking and managing relationships with high networth and institutional clients.
  • Ability to identify, develop and explore new sales channels; experience in motivating and managing corporate and agency sales force.
  • Excellent business and commercial acumen, customer service orientation and knack for breaking new grounds.

9.)  lCT Manager  – ES00592

Job Description
The ideal candidate will champion the articulation and development of overall Information Systems/Technology strategy to effectively support the Company’s goal of aligning its operational functions with information technology. He/she will also articulate and implement the Company’s IT strategy, work plan and programs, as well as, ensure optimisation of technology use In the Company’s business operations.

Responsibilities
Specifically, the candidate will:

  • Oversee the provision of IT support services to the business units
  • Establish and enforce IT policies and procedures that promote and ensure the confidentiality, integrity, availability and security of corporate data and information
  • Identify and manage relationships with service providers and ensure consistent adherence to agreed Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
  • Oversee and coordinate efforts aimed at developing IT busmess solutions, and ensure optimal leverage of technology to effectively enable the company’s business operations, processes, and reporting.
  • Oversee the design and implementation of a disaster recovery plan and system that ensures timely and continuous system availability at all times

Qualifications, Experience and Attributes

  • A first degree in Computer Science/Engineering  or equivalent in any related discipline.
  • Relevant professional qualifications. (E.g MCSE, CISSP, CISA, OCP, MCP).
  • Minimum of eight (8) years post qualification experience of which two (2) years must have been in senior management positions.
  • Demonstrable ability to contribute creatively to the development of IT strategies and procedures.
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant IT facilities/infrastructure management processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of applicable software and hardware relevant to media publishing company.
  • Experience of current business practices and operations, leading IT practice and metrics across Business & Technology dimensions.

Application Deadline
17th December, 2010

Method of Application
To apply, please quote the reference number as the subject of your email and send your current Curriculum Vitae (prepared as a word document, and saved with your full names), a statement of how you meet our selection criteria, and the names and contact details (including telephone and email addresses) of three referees who are knowledgeable about your professional achievements and abilities to us at:  [email protected]
All applications will be treated in confidence. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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