RED is hiring: Are you ready to change the world? This is your chance to show us what you’ve got

by Kolapo Olapoju


Are you ready change the world, do the heavy lifting, no matter how tough it gets?

Be passionate about the media, how it can empower and drive the conversation, and how we can change the world, but be ready to work incredibly hard!

A job at RED is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. You’ll be challenged. You’ll be inspired. You’ll do things you never thought you could. And you will be INCREDIBLY proud of yourself!

Red Media Africa is a leading media content and communication company based in Lagos and London and operates across Africa with a focus on an evolving generation across the continent.

It is recruiting in two positions.


The Communications Associate is a member of the core communications team and supports all aspects of external relations with Red Media Africa’s key target audiences. Working with communications, editorial and research staff, the Communication Associate will promote and disseminate Red Media Africa findings through media relations, stakeholder engagement, event planning, publications and social media outreach. The Communications Associate has a strong interest in demographics and public opinion; is skilled in working independently as well as part of a team; and is able to demonstrate initiative, professionalism and attention to detail. The Communication Associate is excellent at verbal and written communication, and has strong skills in communicating about statistics and data trends.


• Serves as initial point of contact for external inquiries, especially media inquiries; responds to incoming requests promptly, accurately and efficiently.

• Arranges interviews for experts, including coordinating logistics.

• Reaches out to print, broadcast and online media through press releases, media advisories, pitch calls and social media to promote research.

• Shares the responsibility for creating, updating and maintaining media lists; develops issue-specific media lists for promoting Pew Research content, especially related to religion and public life

• Identifies new people and organizations in our target audiences and works with research and communications staff to develop relationships with them.

• Assists in developing outreach strategy for social media and email newsletter to promote work; undertakes its implementation, working closely with communications, editorial and digital staff.

• Works with rest of Communications team to respond to incoming requests for speakers promptly and efficiently; coordinate internal and external staff presentations and briefings; and identify new speaking opportunities for research staff.

• Tracks and documents, through spreadsheets and written reports, the results of external outreach activities


• Bachelor’s degree required. Mass Communications, Journalism or English preferred advantage
• 2 years of relevant experience in external relations, including media relations and events
• Knowledge of public policy community
• Experience with social media and web marketing campaigns
• Experience with Google Analytics and/or other audience measurement tools
• Experience with Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel, PPT)
• Knowledge and Skill Requirements
• Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of issues related to religion and public life
• Superior writing and verbal communication skills,
• Must be detail-oriented
• Must have excellent judgment
• Must be proactive and customer-oriented
• Must be highly organized, able to balance multiple priorities, meet deadlines and work well in team-oriented environment
• Must be able to think strategically and work tactically


Send in your applications today to [email protected] if you think you’re ready to fly with the best young hands in the industry, doing things you’d never thought you are capable of.



RED is seeking to fill our Marketing Associate positions with enthusiastic individuals who have a strong work ethic and a commitment to teamwork. This position has responsibility for assisting with the many facets of the sales and marketing effort including supporting sales goals, developing and extending various marketing programs, and proposal preparation.

• Develop new business opportunities to meet trends
• Help develop and implement strategic sales plans
• Facilitate client requirements meetings – both in person and/or remotely using current online presentation applications
• Report weekly/monthly/quarterly sales forecasts
• Develop market analysis to identify customer needs, price schedules, and discount rates
• Stay current with client needs, competition, and industry trends
• Deliver sales presentations/proposals to prospective clients with a successful closing rate
• Develop and manage client & agency relationships
• Evaluate accounts
• Manage projects to make sure that they get completed in a timely manner
• Responsible for assisting with sales/marketing and advertising campaigns
• Maintain active participation and membership in networking organizations

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated experience working in sales or marketing team environment
• Strong organizational and follow-up skills
• Above average desktop computer skills with experience in Pages, Numbers, Keynote or MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
• Bachelors Degree and one year experience in sales, marketing, and/or business development.
• A positive and winning attitude
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Leadership experience
• Ability to work in a high energy environment
• Be a self starter with problem solving skills
• Be a career oriented individual searching for rapid growth
Send in your applications today to [email protected] if you think you’re ready to fly with the best young hands in the industry, doing things you’d never thought you are capable of.


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