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PortableVoices is a podcast and audiobook production company focused on telling African stories and history. Our mission is to empower young minds with information that entertains, educates and informs them. We produce and distribute weekly podcasts, feature stories, radio dramas and documentaries for youth, teenagers and children.Other programs we produce include: radio dramas, podcast series, and audio versions of magazines, journals and newspapers.

We are Currently Hiring for:

The Company

PortableVoices is a podcast and audiobook production company focused on telling African stories and history. Our mission is to empower young minds with information that entertains, educates and informs them. We produce and distribute weekly podcasts, feature stories, radio dramas and documentaries for youth, teenagers and children. We work with creative, highly spirited, talented people with distinctive abilities to achieve the company’s mission.

Job Description

We are looking for an organized, ambitious, goal oriented and creative sponsorships coordinator to oversee implementation and management of corporate sponsorships and partnerships. This position will serve as the central liaison with all PortableVoices Creatives departments and company staff to implement and manage corporate sponsorships.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee servicing for all corporate sponsorships/partnerships.
  • Responsible for coordinating the fulfillment of all sponsor benefits including advertising needs.
  • Track partner objectives, marketing platforms and activation efforts.
  • In coordination with PortableVoices Creatives staff, plan and implement sponsor programs/branded shows; and create activation strategies to help meet sponsor business objectives. Work with PortableVoices marketing, podcasting, finance and other teams to coordinate fulfillment of sponsor benefits.
  • Responsible for fulfillment of sponsor and corporate membership hospitality benefits including behind‐the‐scenes access, ticket distribution, membership discounts and concert VIP access.
  • Serve as the central liaison on sponsorship advertising and integration with PortableVoices Studios programs and PortableVoices Creatives marketing to coordinate and deliver advertising benefits for sponsors.
  • Ensure appropriate and timely implementation of sponsor recognition in PortableVoices and company assets (website, member publications, on‐site signage, collateral, etc.).
  • Produce customized fulfillment reports for each partner, outlining marketing benefits delivered.
  • Work with content development teams to draft story pitches and write grants for proposed programs and shows.

Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree and previous experience progressively responsible fundraising, project management, business development and/or sales and marketing experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven track record of effective project management, detail‐oriented thinking and strategic decision making.
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks in a fast‐paced environment, have good judgment and strong ethics.
  • Knowledge of marketing principles.
  • Self‐starter with excellent organizational skills and ability to excel in a team environment.
  • Proficiency in using a computer spreadsheet and Microsoft Word and Power Point.
  • Passion in PortableVoices Creatives’s mission.

Additional Information:

  • Preference will be given to candidates with a proven track record of successful corporate relations and grant writing experiences.
  • Occasional evening/weekend work and local travel may be necessary.

Compensation:

Salary negotiable.

This is a full-time based in our Nairobi office. To apply, submit your cover letter, resume and previous work demo (optional)  to portablevoices@gmail.com.

This posting will close on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 5 PM EAT

Internships

Are you looking to start a career in media and content creation? Are you passionate about storytelling? We are always looking for new people to join our team. We give various internships throughout the year, both in the business and editorial departments of our company. If you are interested, please send your cover letter and resume  to:

portablevoices@gmail.com.

Now Open Internship Positions

ROLE: Assist in marketing, promoting and profitably selling PortableVoices production services to existing and potential customers.

Benefits:

  1. Training and career advancement opportunities,
  2. Bonus on Net New Business
  3. Commissions on Net Closed Deals.
  4. Potential full time Employment.
Stipend is provided

ROLE: Assist in content creation and updating of PortableVoices Social media platforms

Benefits:

  1. Training and career opportunities,
  2. Bonus on Net New social media engagements
  3. Potential full time Employment.

ROLE: Coordinate office activities, manage information and facilitate internal operations.

Benefits:

  1. Training and Career advancement opportunities,
  2. Bonus on early completions
  3. Potential full time Employment.

ROLE: Assist in collecting stories in the field and creating content for proposed shows.

Benefits:

  1. Training and career advancement opportunities,
  2. Bonus on completed projects,
  3. Potential full time Employment.

ROLE: Assist in designing brand identity materials, layout of books, and graphics for website and social media platforms.

Benefits:

  1. Training and career advancement opportunities,
  2. Stipend.
  3. Potential full time Employment.
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