Arabic PR Manager

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The Company

SOCIATE is a PR and marketing agency that also specializes in events and design. Each vertical of our business is unique – fueled by a combination of enthusiasm and industry expertise. Treating our projects like a Rubiks cube, we strategically approach them with creativity and determination. With our diverse services, we help clients find the best solution to suit their business needs.

The Opportunity

This is an opportunity for an individual seeking a managerial role in Arabic public relations. You will be responsible for the creation and maintenance of a favourable public image for their specific clients by communicating programs, accomplishments and translating them into Arabic media messages. You will be involved in publicity programs and campaigns, improving the public image of a company, and clarifying a company’s point of view on important issues. You will report directly to the Founder & PR Director.

Functional Responsibilities

PR Activities:

  • Involvement in the development of PR strategies, campaigns, and initiatives to improve public perception of company and clients
  • Drafting responses to information queries from media and the public
  • Maintaining effective working relationships with local officials and media representatives
  • Generating and sharing regular reporting measures to communicate overall coverage, share of voice and progress against targets
  • Acting as a brand ambassador for SOCIATE, supporting and encouraging best practice use and communication of the brand

Client Management:

  • Involvement in the writing of press releases and media kits
  • Developing a PR strategy aligned to key business objectives and brand positioning ambition
  • Creating a PR plan in support of the strategy and to reflect business development priorities
  • Providing proactive ideas and suggestions to sector and service line teams as to how they can generate PR worthy content and messages
  • Contributing to the development of regional PR plans, where appropriate, to ensure consistency and agreed priorities
  • Developing strong relationships with the management team to act as the first point of contact for management led press releases and commentary
  • Developing strong relationships with key spokespeople across the business to engage them in the most appropriate press activities; including regional managing partners, office managing partners, service line leads and sector leads
  • Developing and maintain active relationships with key journalists across print, digital and broadcast media, making introductions and generating opportunities

SOCIATE Team

  • Be available to support any member of the SOCIATE team on a specific client interaction/event
  • Responsible for taking and recording call notes and meeting minutes
  • Attending competitor events and attending conferences
  • Contribute to new business development
  • Building and maintaining media lists
  • Actively engage in CPD activity to the benefit of the role and to support the agency training and development plans

Person Specification

Educational Qualifications – Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations or related field.

A number of years of experience – A mid-level management role for someone with 6 years of experience in the field. It would be better if the candidate has at least 7 years of PR experience

Technical Qualifications – Knowledge of Microsoft Office, presentation software, G-suite, Dropbox, and all mainstream web browsers.

Skills & Abilities

  • Must be a confident communicator and presenter
  • Must possess excellent Arabic and English communication skills
  • Must possess a deep understanding of Arabic translation
  • Must possess excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Be proactive, reliable, and accurate with an attention to detail
  • Possess the ability to keep information confidential
  • Tactical understanding of all primary social media platforms

Other Requirements

  • Arabic and English media contacts
  • Have a full understanding of media needs and relationships
  • Ability to work in high-stress environments, often for long hours
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude
  • Self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to management

Language

  • Excellent Arabic and English, written and verbal
  • Must possess an intimate understanding of Arabic translation

How to Apply

Please send CV and cover letter to rosa.bullock@sociate.ae

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