Location: Lagos Nigeria
Department: Brand
Reports: Channel Manager, Nigeria
Job Summary
    To liaise with the record labels, producers,
artists, and other talent in the core territories and manage all related
promotion and events involving them and the network.
    To manage the TAR Reps in the core regions and
ensure that they are supplying quality music videos and all relevant music
related information to the network in a timely manner. To support the
Marketing department with related events, activation and campaigns.
    Building and developing strong relationships with
the music industry in Nigeria and the rest of Africa (including but not
exclusive to artists, record labels, music video producers/directors, radio
    Responsible for developing and executing a strategy
for acquiring quality music videos/content and information from the market
    Working with Head of Programming and Production to
establish a standard for music video content for the channel and clearly
communicating this information to the music community across Nigeria and
the rest of Africa
    Supporting Head of Programming and Production in
ensuring quality of produced shows are according to brief and in accordance
with Viacom production standards
    Assisting Head of Programming and Production in
content DNA guidance for produced content
    Managing a team of TAR representatives in the core
regions to ensure that they represent the network with integrity and are
servicing the network with videos and information in a timely manner
    Developing and executing a training workshop for
the music industry in Nigeria and the rest of Africa that communicates our
standard and provides guidelines for producing quality music videos
    Servicing Music Programming team, Production team and
Online Team with current and up-to-date video clips, biographies video
submission and other music related Information and maintaining a database
where all content and information is easily accessible
    Building and managing a music industry contacts database
with information on artists, artist managers, label executives, producers,
music video producers/directors, DJ’s, etc.
    Regular contact and meetings with music industry
contacts in Nigeria and the rest of Africa to provide the latest market
information and identify key emerging artists
    Understanding the company’s Africa production
standards and rules and ensuring that music industry in Nigeria and the
rest of Africa take them into account when creating music videos
    Working with the brand’s International talent
department to clearly understand brand global music and talent strategy and
to keep the Company’s Africa team with the latest developments on the
international music scene
     Keeping up to date with the developments in the
African music and international music scene
    Securing artists for performances, interviews and
productions and making sure the proper paper work is completed
    Managing and coordinating all aspects of talent
participation with Company’s Africa events and productions including (but
not exclusive) to travel logistics, securing signed guest release forms,
on-site management of all talent and artists and ensure all event and
production requirements are met in a timely manner as set by the event and
production teams
    To attend the weekly playlist meeting and
contribute industry information (local chart information, album sales
information from all the core territories)
    Work with music programming to create a music
strategy for Africa that maximizes value to viewers
    To create a strategy approved by Head of Brand for
supporting and showcasing Nigerian and African artists globally via other
of the company’s Network platforms (US, France, UK priorities) or newly
created events
    Working with the Commercial, Programming and
Marketing teams to successfully implement events.
    Create strong relationships with external
promoters, media partners and sponsors in partnering and delivery of
    Pan African Events – Responsibility for leveraging
the pan African events on a local level and ensuring group are fully
updated on all details.
    To create strategic relationships with Clubs, Bars
and restaurants, hang outs etc. to ensure playing of the company’s content
throughout their screens
    To work with the marketing department to create on
ground activations, sponsorships and partnerships to further entrench the
MTV Base brand.
Key Requirements
    To behave professionally and appropriately always
when dealing and working with talent.
    Attention to detail has been paramount to success
    Minimum of 2 years co-ordination experience
    Must have Music industry and talent management
experience with focus on talent development, marketing, PR and production.
Personal and Interpersonal Skills:
    Hands-on approach to role
    Ability to consolidate information to a succinct
    Strong individual with a genuine passion for the
    High impact communication/presentation skills
    Ability to develop good working relationships
internally and externally
    Ability to work under pressure and to tight
deadlines in a rapidly changing environment
    Dedicated, ambitious and committed, willing to work
the long hours required to get the job done
    Excellent management skills and solid track record
as good people manage.
Core skills – Essential:
    Highly organised with the ability to manage own
    Excellent relationship building skills
    Highly motivated, able to work on own initiative
    Able to cope calmly and efficiently under pressure
    At least two (2) years’ experience of
managing people.
    Ability to work alone but to be aware of the bigger
    Must have Excellent IT and Technical skills (MS
Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word, Business Objects)
    Proven experience of managing teams to measurable
commercial success, this person will be able to encourage and support the
production of exceptional creative content
    Ability to develop, evaluate and recommend business
options and deal structures
    Exceptional communication skills and the ability to
adapt communication styles
    Willingness to travel throughout Africa
    Experience with marketing, events and Public
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
here to apply online

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