AFP is the world’s oldest established news agency, founded in 1835 by Charles-Louis Havas, the father of global journalism.
The AFP team is more than 2000 employees worldwide. Agence France-Presse produces each day 400,000 – 600,000 words in text, 1000 photos and 50 news graphics.
AFP is now recruiting for a Commercial Representative for Nigeria.
Stationed at AFP bureau in Lagos and reporting to Paris Commercial Director and Lagos Bureau Chief
Basic knowledge of French language a plus;
Strong sales management experience (5 year min) in media sector required and Sales Management diploma preferred;
Experience in working commercially;
Experience in media environment in editorial position and Knowledge of the mobile market a plus;
Good negotiation skill across all levels and firm understanding of all news media types. Must be able to prepare and present commercial budget and sales forecasts.
Responsible for all AFP sales and sales management functions in Nigeria/Cameroon/Ghana/Sierra leone/Liberia;
Manages client portfolio/Plans actions/ Reports/ Budgets;
Prospects/sells/Represents the Agency/ Present the products/ Gives feedback;
Creation of prospect lists/ Managing key accounts/ Media research;
Requesting, suggesting new media news products;
Controls all client contact/ Administers mission orders and expenses;
Studies markets/defines commercial offer (Products and prices/sales support)
Interface between Technique, Production and Sales Departments
Analyzes results (turnover and products)/ Plans commercial actions;
Validates contract renewals/ Action planning;
Market studies and reports/ Media networking / PR to clients;
Promotion of AFP brand/ finalising regional rates and pricing structure;
Final contract negotiation / Drafting legal contracts.
Only qualified candidates need to apply. Candidates must possess all the skills listed in the job details. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Please send detailed CV (with current salary) to [email protected]