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Writing, editing, media, communication

Location:
Rawdat Al Khail, Qatar
Salary:
12,000
Posted:
December 23, 2019

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VICTOR IKOLI

**, ****** *** ****, ********, Doha, State of Qatar

+974********, +974******** ada4vq@r.postjobfree.com PR, MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

Results-driven and motivated professional adept in Media relations, Journalism, Public Relations, Content Creation, Communications and Marketing. Provided in-depth analysis and exclusive coverage of several trailblazing events, developed original content and news stories, initiated and implemented marketing campaigns, conducted interviews with public figures and organizations such as: The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy Qatar, Former Chelsea Coach Anthony Conte, the president of the Qatar Football Association Sheikh Hamad, the FIFA president among others while working independently and within a diverse team atmosphere.

CAREER OBJECTIVE

To utilize my skills while contributing to the growth and development of the organization through hard work, team play and commitment.

SKILLS AND AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Strategic Initiatives

Creativity

Stellar research skills

Growth Mindset

Thought Leadership

Public & Media Relations

Editing skills

Content creation

Supervisory skills

Communication Skills

Integrity

Meticulous approach to

work

Excellent writing &

grammar skills

Critical thinking

Adobe InDesign

Deadline-oriented &

accuracy

Presentation Skills

Coaching & Mentoring

Marketing

Communications

Coaching & Mentoring

Interpersonal Skills

Team Collaboration

Adaptability

Social Media

implementation

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

SENIOR REPORTER/COPY EDITOR JAN 2010- TILL DATE

Qatar Tribune, Doha State of Qatar

Supervised the team of contributors who designed and expanded a robust and profitable community page in the paper.

Provided a final check on pages just prior to publication to ensure that the various elements created the desired effect

Ensured that all publication deadlines are met and assumed accountability for business management

Determined the content of the newspaper with awareness of libel and privacy laws.

Created exclusive content for the organization on both print and digital platforms

Interviewed top Public figures

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Kept the company on the cutting edge by studying the marketplace and advocating for changes reflecting the latest in style and innovation

Reduced error rate to nearly zero by introducing a new proofing method

Within the first few years in the role, led a team of contributors to create a community page which became a favorite to the various communities living in Qatar and this had a 35% increase in revenue effect on the company

Wrote exclusive publications on events which put the Newspaper ahead of her competitors such as: the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the 2012 United Nations Climate Change Conference, Interpol Safety and Security Conference in 2017, 2011 Asian Cup, Financial Times Future of Football Summit 2018 to mention a few.

Awarded outstanding press coverage by Aspire Academy

Awarded Excellent Coverage Award by Qatar Equestrian and Racing Club COUNTRY CORRESPONDENT- QATAR AUG 2011- SEPT 2015

Press Association Sports, United Kingdom

Wrote exclusive copies on sports for the association

Edited and formatted content before publication

Covered breaking news, major events and conferences in the region

Developed a regular feature where unusual sports were experienced firsthand. Achievements

Wrote more than 200 articles on deadline

STAFF REPORTER JAN 2009– JAN 2010

The Peninsula Newspaper, Doha State of Qatar

Performed extensive research on different topics, thus, establishing contacts and sources to use in future research

Investigated entire breaking News development like Business, Tourism, Expatriate communities and human-interest stories.

Provided compelling coverage of both anticipated and spontaneous news for print and online media.

Achievements

Earned commendations for excellence in writing, reporting, photojournalism and infographics.

Met all set deadlines and targets

Created captivating headlines for print and online stories SENIOR MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS EXECUTIVE FEB 2007- DEC 2008 Aquarius Media & Advertising, Lagos, Nigeria

Developed a clear plan for assigned products and outlined goals, potential risks, challenges and opportunities

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Provided core departments in the organization with relevant insight on market trends and analysis to communicate performance

Managed the coordination and dissemination of communications materials

Thoroughly researched the market to identify new businesses and opportunities

Developed crisp marketing and public relations strategy to maximize brand exposure

Negotiated new contracts with clients and vendors Achievements

Within the first few months in the role, signed up several new business partners thus expanding the client base by 56%.

Initiated a more effective method of creating customer database and in-house prospect lists which saved time.

Generated tenfold increase in sales by repackaging company’s offerings

Earned commendations from clients

VOLUNTEER WORK

Editorial: United Nations online volunteer

President: Nigerians in Diaspora organization Qatar (March 2018 till date)

General Secretary/Public Relations Officer: Nigerians in Diaspora Organization Qatar (Jan 2013-Mar 2018)

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION & AWARDS

HABC Level 3 International Award in Delivering Trainings, HSF Training Ltd, Doha State of Qatar, 2016 Certificate in International Law, Case Western University, USA, 2015 Certificate of Career Development, Venue & Stadium Management, Georgetown University (Josoor Institute), Doha, State of Qatar, 2014

Diploma in Social Media Marketing, Alison International, 2012. Professional Diploma in Public Relations, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Nigeria, 2004 Bachelor of Science Political Science, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, 2001



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