Content Partnerships Manager – Sport (West Africa) at TikTok

TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. Whether you’re a sports fanatic, a pet enthusiast, or just looking for a laugh, there’s something for everyone on TikTok. TikTok has global offices including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Content Partnerships Manager – Sport (West Africa)

Job ID: A70644
Location: Lagos
Department: Operations

Job Summary

  • The Content Partnerships Manager – Sports, sits within our TikTok Operations team, whose goal is to understand and champion the needs of our creators and communities, and build a strong and trusted global brand.
  • You would be focused on growing the Sports content ecosystem for Sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on the exciting and prominent Western Africa region within TikTok, and this will entail working with partners; from sportspersons to creators, other sports public figures, content partners, media, sports federations and institutions, as well as other stakeholders within the Sports ecosystem.

Job Description

  • As the Content Partnerships Manager, you will develop innovative approaches and tactics, for different sports stakeholders in Sub-Saharan Africa (existing and new), to foster an enticing ecosystem of diverse video content on TikTok.
  • In this role, the ideal candidate will be someone who enjoys working with creators and someone who enjoys managing identified key initiatives or programs that are globally/locally relevant.
  • You will be someone that has a passion for sports, great content, an extensive understanding of both traditional and digital media, as well as TikTok’s unique value proposition, and a proven background of working with relevant partners to find success and generate data-driven experiences.


  • Manage a medium-sized portfolio of PGC/PUGC accounts for the Sport content vertical in Sub-Saharan Africa, executing strategy by developing customized tactics that are aimed at content quality, publish quantity growth, and account growth.
  • Collaborate with regional cross-functional teams to optimize campaign integration, agency relationships, and performance frameworks, ensuring alignment of activation plans with overall media and brand strategies.
  • Closely monitor the sports landscape, supporting day-to-day partner management, developing narratives as well as tentpole strategic and cross-functional initiatives to ensure our partners are positioned for success and our users have access to the best local content and community possible.
  • Project management and administration of day-to-day partnership activities and drive organic performance growth across Sports creators, public figures media and partner accounts.
  • Identify, recruit, and onboard high potential creators public figures, and partners through engaging one-on-one communication via email and social media channels, as well as at live events, and manage day-to-day relationships with a portfolio of Sports creators and partners.
  • Facilitate creating, planning, and executing Sports creators, professionals, public figures, media partners, brand partners, sports federations, institutions and partner-facing initiatives, programs, and events, including identifying new localized opportunities to increase engagement for all creators-related activities and partnerships.
  • Responsible for the operational performance of Content Creators, and assisting their content performance on a daily basis vis a vis your day-to-day tasks such as partnership operations and activations, relationship maintenance, and educational material preparation.
  • Lead on and Support local campaign setup, execution, reporting, and optimization to drive performance indicators in alignment with team objectives.
  • Perform deep-dive analysis on creators’ content performance, review data, and effectively implement strategy while identifying areas of success and needed improvement.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or above, with a minimum of 3+ years of work experience in a sports-focused agency or ecosystem.
  • Knowledge of the content partner Sports landscape and video content platforms across Africa.
  • Understanding of local content partner ecosystem industry.
  • Data analytics and reporting experience preferred.
  • Experience with business development and content development business.
  • Account management skills and time flexibility.
  • Ability to execute strategies and plans according to management planning. Additional Bonus Skills:
  • Existing relationships with a strong network of Sports creators, media, brands and public figures.
  • Experience in sports management/sports events/sports landscape in Sub-Saharan Africa (talent management is a plus).
  • Deep understanding of the mobile ecosystem and, in particular, the sports space.
  • Ownership to cover the whole partner and creator acquisition chain (pitch, acquisition, retention, partnership).
  • Possess strong collaboration skills and you’re able to work in a dynamic, exciting environment.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication and time management skills, creative and energetic.
  • Experience with cross-functional communication and stakeholder management as this role also requires close cross-functional collaboration with colleagues and various TikTok teams around the world.

How to Apply
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Closing date: Not indicated