Senior Communication Specialist

Found in: beBee S AE - 3 days ago


United Arab Emirates ACORNSTRATEGY Full time

JOB TITLE: Senior Communication Specialist (Secondment )  


 


BASED: Abu Dhabi, HQ 


 


 


PURPOSE OF THE ROLE 


  • To be the main intermediary between the Marketing & Corporate Communication team and Business Unit, ensuring the requirements of the business units are anticipated and provided for in a timely professional manner 
  • To develop and implement PR and communication programs  
  • To develop proactive productive relationships with representatives of key media – print, broadcast and online – with the objective of maximizing positive coverage and effectively managing any issues if necessary  

 


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES  


 


  • To be focal point of the Marketing and Corporate Communication Department between various stakeholders, coordinating all request and activities in all marketing and PR functions  
  • To take a lead role in the development and implementation of the communications plans 
  • To advise on best media outlets for different target audiences and key messages  
  • To manage an editorial timeline for the business unit, ensuring adequate planning to support activity where appropriate  
  • To manage the approvals process between the PR/Corporate Communications team, VP Corporate Marketing and Communications and the business unit contacts  
  • To advise on media materials, to ensure they are in an appropriate (e.g. good pictures/right size) and timely format 
  • To proactively look for opportunities and suggest opportunities to place stories about the business relevant to the key media and audiences  
  • To maintain a good knowledge of the media relevant to the business and maintain an updated database of key media representatives 
  • People Management  
  • Align and supervise the execution of timely tasks being done by the media relations officer  
  • Train the media relations officer on the development of media monitoring system with continuous update  
  • To coordinate and align with other divisions/ business units on activities to maintain good relationships with the key media to proactively build knowledge and be alert to opportunities, while being mindful of the resource available to deliver materials and current priorities for the team  
  • To build productive relationships with the internal customers, researching briefs for stories and being alert to potential news opportunities  
  • Advising on media, and promoting professional of PR and communication 

 


WHAT YOU NEED TO APPLY FOR THIS ROLE: 


 


  • Degree in business administration, journalism, public relations, or communications studies 
  • Language Skills: Must be fluent in both Arabic and English 
  • 10+ years of experience, specifically public relations, or communications 
  • PR Experience in a business-to-business environment and continuously updated with industry news would be preferred  
  • Work experience in a range of different settings – majority to be media relations focused  Good familiarity with UAE & International Media  
  • Commercial & cultural awareness  
  • Experience in Media interactions 

 




ABOUT ACORN STRATEGY 


Voted Large Agency of the Year 2021 and winner of multiple international awards, Acorn Strategy is a full-service communications consultancy with offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Melbourne, Perth, and London, and an ever-expanding client roster. We are an integrated marketing, public relations, and digital consultancy that delivers sharp, agile, and creative strategies to help grow our clients’ business. 


 


OUR CULTURE 


We understand that our success depends on recruiting and retaining the highest quality individuals. We have created an environment for people to grow and learn through a culture that empowers creativity, innovation, and professionalism. The core values we live by are collaboration, agility, bravery, curiosity, and growth. 


 


OUR PEOPLE 


Over the years we have come to realise that although each of our team members are unique, we each share a series of personal traits that have successfully linked us culturally as a team and as an agency at large. ​ 


 


ACORN STRATEGY is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are dedicated to creating and building a respectful and empowering environment. We aim to create an inclusive workplace that supports our diversity and increases our potential to produce work that better represents and resonates with the world around us. 




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