Posted Date 2020-06-07 Closing Date 2020-07-07
Number of Vacancies 1 Gender Any
Salary Salary is negotiable Location Kabul
Category Media Status Active
Reference 009/2020 Work Type Full-Time
Years of Experience 7 - 10 Years Contract Duration Open Ended
Contract Type Long-term Probation Period 3 months
Extension Possibility Yes Required Languages Dari, Pashto, English
Qualifications Master degree with focus on Journalism and Mass Communication from a reputable university with maximum 5 years of relevant job experience Bachelor degree with maximum 7 years relevant work experience. Experience of Social Media experience on all major social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Knowledge of media research, trafficking, tracking and reporting processes, techniques, and technologies. Expert level skills in using and navigating social media networks’ native web apps, 3rd party social media tools, and “the internet” to run it all. Experience in test and scale environments; a demonstrated ability to successfully experiment with new formats and executions.
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About Afghanistan Cricket Board:

The Afghanistan Cricket Board was established in 2001. It is an independent and specialized organization in the field of Cricket. It works for the development of cricket, and players in the country, and organizes different formats of opportunities aiming to improve cricket and support players. Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Therefore, applicants are considered for employment based on their skills, abilities, and experience.

Job Summary:

 

Media manager is responsible for overseeing communications to the internal and External media, including preparing articles, press kits, press releases, and other content initiatives. Cultivates and manages relationships with media representatives.

 

Skills Description:

  • Experienced and skilled at presenting to senior leaders, in writing and orally.
  • Ability to work with business leads and creative teams to successfully meet deadlines in a fast-paced, rapidly-changing environment.
  • Passion for sport and understanding of cricket
  • Familiarity with ICC rules and regulations
  • Must have cricket knowledge or know about international player’s background and performance
  • Effective communication skills to communicate effectively with all concerned partners

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

 

  • Prepare articles and press releases for the media.
  • Ensure the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) protects and promotes its image in a proper, coordinated, and consistent manner.
  • Cultivate and enhance collaborative working relationships within the press and publicity community.
  • Managing the social media marketing strategy for ACB; focusing on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
  • Execution of all social media activities (i.e. tweeting, sharing, engaging, liking, increasing social reach, doing the heavy lifting, etc) for ACB and ACB’s clients.
  • Manage the flow of news about the ACB to the media.
  • Gather and disseminate timely information to press and staff.
  • Optimize communication system to enhance accuracy of communication.
  • Create effective communication channels.
  • Enhance effectiveness of press and publicity function.
  • Address questions and complaints and guide and mentor ACB spokesmen.
  • Develop relationships with national and regional press contacts to ensure the ACB reputation is promoted and to deflect criticism.
  • Plan and oversee press events.
  • Detect public relations issues as they emerge and address them directly.
  • Research and write briefing materials for ACB digital and print media.
  • Compose and edit press releases, ACB literature, and articles for internal and external use.
  • Develop strategic planning tenets and media best practices.
  • Work with graphic designer and photographer to create new ad formats, that will showcase ACB as sports pioneer in Afghanistan.
  • Prepare annual/quarterly reports.
  • Oversee the consistent reporting of Afghanistan Cricket Board achievements for each cricket team (U-19, A, Women, National, and Disable Cricket Team), including ACB business insights that can inform media as well as broader marketing actions.
  • Exceptional business writing skills and can visualize as well as convey a message into relevant and interesting content.
  • Deliver professional training in Sports Journalism, Photography and Videography
  • To perform any other task may assign by line manager.

 

Travel Requirements:

  • In managing the Media Department the media Manager may be required to travel extensively around the country and sometimes internationally.
  • Must be able to travel and balance work/life priorities.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:

 

  • Master degree with focus on Journalism and Mass Communication from a reputable university with maximum 5 years of relevant job experience
  • Bachelor degree with maximum 7 years relevant work experience.
  • Experience of Social Media experience on all major social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
  • Knowledge of media research, trafficking, tracking and reporting processes, techniques, and technologies.
  • Expert level skills in using and navigating social media networks’ native web apps, 3rd party social media tools, and “the internet” to run it all.
  • Experience in test and scale environments; a demonstrated ability to successfully experiment with new formats and executions.

Submission Guideline:

 

Interested qualified candidates are requested to send their CV along with Cover letter to the below email address no later than the closing date specified.

(hr.cv@afghancricket.af)

 

Note: Do not forget to mention position title at the subject line of your emails or else your applications will not be considered.

Submission Email:

   hr.cv@afghancricket.af

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