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Social Media Manager at The Republic, Lagos

  • Full Time
  • Hybrid
  • Mid-level
  • Lagos

Website The Republic


Job Title: Social Media Manager

About the job

The Republic is hiring a Social Media Manager to join our editorial team. Responsibilities will include: developing smart and highly engaging social media campaigns, projects and content for the Africa-curious; growing our network of social media partners and influencers; managing our social media accounts and newsletters; driving subscriptions and magazine sales through our social media channels and providing relevant customer support; and supporting the team with online and offline audience engagement.

Depending on experience and milestones, the role could transition to Managing Editor, Head of Communications and Audience Engagement, or Head of Growth.

Who we’re looking for

The Social Media Manager position is an associate-level role, aimed at experienced (post-NYSC) social media strategists, writers and/or researchers with demonstrable interest in Nigerian and African affairs. You are highly attuned to what is missing from online and offline discussions about Nigeria and the broader African continent, and can produce the necessary information to fill that gap. You have strong communication and content instincts (writings, graphics etc.) and can be a reliable source of information and insights on underreported stories and issues affecting Nigerians and Africans at large. You are a good content creator but an even better content manager. You understand that just because something is important doesn’t mean it is automatically interesting—and you know exactly how to achieve both. You are client-driven, highly professional and strive to guarantee customer/audience satisfaction.

What you’ll achieve

As the Social Media Manager, you will work with our Editor-in-Chief in identifying The Republic‘s core social media audiences and developing The Republic‘s strategy for engaging such audiences. You will evaluate and improve on The Republic‘s content creation and distribution models, identifying possible content solutions and opportunities for growth. You will grow The Republic‘s presence on core social media and newsletter platforms. Among your core objectives will be 1) launching and managing a network of social media partners and influencers that can ensure the wide and meaningful distribution of The Republic‘s stories and products; and 2) guiding The Republic towards expanding into video-based platforms such as TikTok.

How to stand out

You will have:

A Master’s degree (preferred) and top-tier academic credentials (2.1 minimum undergraduate qualifications). Graduates of humanities and social sciences (e.g. politics, history, African studies) are highly encouraged;

At least three years of previous social-media related work experience (excluding NYSC);

Excellent analytical, research, writing and reading skills;

Proven ability to communicate complex concepts in a clear, accessible way;

Networking ability and knowledge of social media communities/landscapes;

Proficiency with Canva, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, LinkedIn and Mailchimp;

Previous editorial and leadership experience;

Ability to work at a fast pace, remotely and independently while part of a team; and

An obsession with audiences.

This position is paid, full-time and open only to candidates based in Lagos. Remuneration for this role is a N300,000-N400,000 monthly net salary (exclusive of benefits), depending on experience, skills and qualifications.

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Social Media Manager at The Republic, Lagos
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