Communications Manager - Francophone Africa (6 months Maternity Cover)

Communications Manager - Francophone Africa (6 months Maternity Cover)
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Paris, France
Meta is seeking an experienced Corporate Communications Manager for Francophone Africa (Mat cover) to help lead our proactive and reactive projects across the region. The ideal candidate must be fluent in French and English (oral and written) and will have extensive experience in corporate and product communications, particularly in handling breaking news, daily issues as well as proactive campaigns. You will need to understand the complex multi-country media environment of the Francophone region, the social debate around our platforms and the cultural context of multiple countries. You will be part of the Sub-Saharan Africa Communications team, managing an agency who supports our work within the region. The need to be a self-starter is critical, with the maturity to offer strategic counsel to multiple business leaders and create proactive communications campaigns that bring together strategy, creativity and flawless execution across a number of projects at once. We are looking for a team player who is interested and passionate about Sub-Saharan Africa, proactive and driven in nature, and is comfortable to work independently. This is a Full-time role based in Paris for a period of 6 months.
Communications Manager - Francophone Africa (6 months Maternity Cover) Responsibilities
  • Lead and execute Meta’s Francophone Africa PR strategy, plans, programs and budgets based on reputational needs, policy risks and company goals
  • Work cross-functionally with numerous teams, locally and globally, to manage media opportunities and broader programs
  • Create campaigning platforms to proactive address Meta’s brand reputation and technologies challenges specific to Sub-Saharan Francophone Africa
  • Manage policy related press issues for the region, working closely with country comms and policy teams to tackle issues and build proactive communications moments that advance the company’s position e.g. responding to reporters, drafting statements, correcting inaccuracies etc.
  • Identify and pitch ‘good news’ stories about Meta and its technologies to deliver a steady pipeline of proactive coverage in key countries
  • Provide comms counsel and support for business leaders
  • Prepare briefing materials and manage executive spokespeople during media interviews
  • Educate press, bloggers and influencers about Meta’s investment in Africa and across Francophone Africa, including relevant products and initiatives
Minimum Qualifications
  • Proven ability to plan and deliver multi-country campaigns by working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders in cross-functional teams
  • Extensive professional experience in PR, agency and in-house preferred
  • Excellent judgment, excellent communication and persuasive skills, creativity, perspective, the ability to work with minimal supervision in a dynamic environment
  • Well established Francophone and Sub-Saharan Africa media relationships is essential
  • Fluency in both written and conversational English, written and conversational French is essential
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills (in English and French)
  • Expertise in managing agencies
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