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Account Director, Reputation - Abu Dhabi

The Role

Edelman Middle East has an immediate opening for an experienced Account Director to lead B2B and government clients within its Reputation practice.

The Account Director’s primary role is to oversee and integrate account programs and be a senior partner for clients, providing them with strategic counsel around the implementation of their communications programmes. The candidate will also be responsible for devising new communications strategies for a variety of clients and ensuring account teams are delivering against client commitments with high-quality work. The candidate will be able to deliver strategic thinking as well as excellence in operations.

He or she will also be able to demonstrate the value of Edelman’s offerings to clients and lead all aspects of planning and execution. The candidate will be open-minded and client centric. He or she will lead and /or contribute to the winning of new client business as well as being a mentor to managers and other team members, providing them with guidance on their career development.

They will also be responsible for account organisation, including structure, staffing and training.


REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 7 years’ experience within an agency environment – Middle East experience is essential.
  • Strong interest and previous experience in corporate communications. Experience in the following sectors would be an advantage: government, real estate, retail and energy.
  • Native-level written and spoken English, enabling strong content development skills, including experience drafting speeches, op-eds and quotes/statements for media.
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communications skills, and can work in an agile, lean environment in which we collaborate in real-time with clients and partners.
  • Track record developing and executing successful communications strategies and programmes.
  • Experience in delivering thought leadership and executive positioning programmes for clients.
  • Possess strong leadership qualities and have in-depth experience effectively managing a group and helping employees grow.
  • Excellent attention to detail and project management skills including delegation of tasks.
  • Excellent understanding of social media, and ability to collaborate and communicate with multiple internal stakeholders, including strategic planning and creative.
  • Demonstrate ability to lead and convert new business opportunities.
  • Experience managing finances, including budget development, management, resourcing and forecasting.
  • Team player who is focused on developing a collaborative work ethic within account teams and is committed to ensuring an excellent work environment.
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Senior Account Manager, Digital - Dubai

The Role 

We have an exciting position at a Digital Senior Account Manager level to work within our Digital team in Dubai. The role requires a specialised social media expert who can strategize, plan and manage social media presence for a major corporate brand in the UAE. The ideal candidate will be able to stay on top of social media platform features, best practices and techniques and ensure that the client is immersed in the possibilities social media can offer the brand. They need to be quick-thinking, creative and diligent in their approach. 

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee & contribute to creation of social media communications plans that meet client objectives.
  • Manage multiple projects from conception to completion, by anticipating challenges and ensuring deadline and budget adherence.
  • Lead the development social media editorial calendars and support junior members in community management activities.
  • Build relationship with clients and colleague at all levels.
  • Consistently produce high quality internal and external communications content.
  • Supervise staff junior to you by motivating, coaching and consistently providing feedback.
  • Plan and coordinate social media outreach programs.
  • Aid in new business process including idea contribution, research and proposal preparation.
  • Commit to continuous learning; set and pursue stretch goals.
  • Proactively evangelise digital amongst the client base and internally amongst the various departments

Key Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate must have at least five years of relevant experience in digital marketing or communications, and/or related fields including social media management, content creation, live event content creation, reporting, social media advertising and wider marketing communications experience.
  • S/he should have a bachelor’s degree in a related field and a proven ability to manage multiple small or medium-sized projects simultaneously.
  • S/he should be able to develop digital communications and marketing strategies for existing clients and/or new business development.
  • S/he should be able to develop communications plans, implement social media platform tactics and impart knowledge to more junior team members.
  • S/he should ideally understand and be able to provide recommendations on paid social advertising campaigns.
  • S/he should have strong research, writing, editing and client interaction skills, perform well under pressure and be a team player.
  • Demonstrate behaviors consistent with Edelman’s values and Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.
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Director, Reputation - Abu Dhabi

The Role

Edelman Middle East has an immediate opening within its Corporate Reputation practice for an experienced Director to support on a number of leading corporate and government clients.

The new Director will be responsible for client relationship management and leading account teams to ensure that they deliver upon and exceed expectations. They will also be required to provide clients with strategic counsel across a number of key business areas including the development and implementation of communications programs, crisis and issues management, as well as research and planning.

In addition to client servicing, another component of the successful candidate’s remit will require them to actively serve as a mentor to managers and other junior team members, providing them with support and guidance on the development of their careers. They will also play a leading role in sourcing and developing new business opportunities.

The candidate must be open-minded and client-centric, and must be able to relate to and demonstrate Edelman’s core values: the pursuit of excellence, the freedom to be curious, the courage to do the right thing, and a commitment to improving society.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 10 years’ relevant experience in Communications and/or related fields
  • Regional experience / knowledge - a strong understanding of Abu Dhabi / UAE Government landscape is not absolutely essential but preferable
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communications skills
  • A proven track-record in developing and delivering successful communications strategies and programs
  • Experience in developing and implementing thought leadership and executive positioning programs
  • Strong leadership qualities with experience in effectively managing teams and developing internal talent
  • Excellent attention to detail and project management skills
  • A proven ability to lead, drive and convert new business opportunities
  • Experience in managing finances, including budget development, management, resourcing and forecasting
  • Gravitas – confidence and conviction in presenting ideas and providing counsel to internal / external audiences
  • A team player who is focused on developing a collaborative work ethic across account teams and is committed to building an excellent work environment
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Account/Associate Director - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The Role 

Edelman Middle East has an immediate opening for a seasoned PR practitioner to serve as an Account/Associate Director for our Riyadh office.   

We are looking for a talented and collaborative communications professional with at least 10 years’ international experience in PR or expert counsel in media relations, story and content development, communications and event planning, and influencer engagement. This is an excellent opportunity to leverage your communications expertise, creative brand storytelling prowess, and understanding of the integral role public relations plays in client campaigns. You will work closely with digital, creative and planning specialty teams as well as have the opportunity to participate in new business and marketing integration efforts.

Responsibilities include:

Client Service

  • Serve as the primary or senior contact
  • Create research-driven, creative communications programs that meet or exceed client objectives
  • Develop and oversee account teams’ performance, ensuring quality work is done, efficient processes are in place, and client requests are handled in a timely fashion
  • Use capabilities and resources across Edelman to meet client goals and budgets
  • Take immediate action upon client feedback and help solve client problems
  • Provide clients with strategic counsel and acts as an advisory partner
  • Display understanding of Edelman consulting processes including public engagement, messaging workshops, master narrative assignments and stakeholder mapping exercises; lead aspects of these assignments
  • Demonstrate advanced writing skills
  • Native level written and spoken English enabling strong content development skills, Arabic skills will be a bonus
  • Craft and develop newsworthy pitches, recommend appropriate media strategies, and build relationships with journalists and social media influencers to achieve clients’ business goals
  • Demonstrate practical and advanced understanding of visual communications, social media and the digital landscape and how to incorporate these channels into client programs
  • Work with group director to turn annual client Quality survey results into action plans for improvement; execute and monitor these plans

People Engagement

  • Ensure performance expectations, career development plan and S.M.A.R.T. goals are set and reviewed annually during the formal performance review process for all direct reports
  • Provide ongoing, constructive feedback to staff, consistently hold them accountable, and address under- performance in a timely manner
  • Mentor, coach and support all team members, and ensure you and your staff are constantly developing abilities through on-the-job training and Edelman University
  • Help attract new talent and work to build a team with diverse views and backgrounds
  • Develop staff to become capable of assuming more senior roles
  • Encourage teams to participate in and talk about company-wide initiatives

Business Development

  • Seek out, coordinate and facilitate cross-practice and cross-geographical teams to provide clients and prospects with the most compelling work
  • Cultivate business growth opportunities among existing and prospective clients
  • Introduce existing clients to relevant Edelman capabilities, including resources outside of your own group, to advance clients’ business goals
  • Lead and contribute to new business proposals

Leadership

  • Lead by example by fostering an environment of creativity, collaboration and accountability.
  • Communicate and inspire colleagues and staff through vision, goals and strategy for client teams and guide them to produce creative and effective outcomes
  • Advocate and employ cross-practice/office/geography convergence approach to staffing projects
  • Adapt leadership style to inspire and mentor team members of various levels to reach their full potential and produce the best work possible.

Financial Planning and Management

  • Understand core financial constructs including revenue, profitability, pricing structures (hourly vs. retainer accounts), utilization, realization, budgeting and forecasting
  • Negotiate client and vendor contracts and manage client budgeting and authorization process prior to beginning work
  • Develop and manage accurate client project budgets using the firm’s financial system
  • Proactively plan and maintain team structures to ensure reasonable workloads, optimized profitability, accommodation to project and budget changes, and to avoid over-servicing
  • Help ensure your team follows Edelman’s financial policies and processes
  • Demonstrate positive interpersonal and communication skills with all clients and colleagues, through open-dialogue and in an open-minded way.
  • Prioritize and manage workloads, adhering to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Work across multiple projects with key process and procedures in place to meet expectations and deadlines.
  • Assist in recruitment of new staff as required.
  • Create a climate that encourages ethical conduct and a commitment to compliance with the law

Key requirements:

  • At least 10 years’ experience within an agency environment – Middle East and KSA experience is essential
  • Strong interest and previous experience in corporate/brand communications
  • Native-level written and spoken English, enabling strong content development skills, including experience drafting speeches, op-eds and quotes/statements for media.
  • Arabic skills would be a bonus, but not essential
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communications skills, and can work in an agile, lean environment in which we collaborate in real-time with clients and partners
  • Track record developing and executing successful communications strategies and programmes
  • Experience in delivering thought-leadership and executive positioning programmes for clients
  • Possess strong leadership qualities and have in-depth experience effectively managing a group and helping employees grow
  • Excellent attention to detail and project management skills including delegation of tasks.
  • Excellent understanding of the digital landscape and ability to collaborate and communicate with multiple internal stakeholders, including strategic planning and creative
  • Demonstrate ability to lead and convert new business opportunities
  • Experience managing finances, including budget development, management, resourcing and forecasting
  • Team player who is focused on developing a collaborative work ethic within account teams and is committed to ensuring an excellent work environment
  • Strong people manager who is able to attract, motivate, retain, empower and coach staff, and will possess the vision, insight and confidence necessary to manage a team
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Senior Account Manager - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The Role 

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Account Manager to work within the KSA team to support clients in the Kingdom, the role can be Riyadh base or UAE based with at least 3 days travel to Riyadh per week. 

The Senior Account Manager’s primary day-to-day role will be to oversee account programs and be the daily contact with clients and partners, providing them strategic counsel on the implementation of their communications plans. Solid project management skills are a must for this role.

He or she will be leading major activities for a variety of accounts, managing teams to deliver strong results and ensuring work is of high quality. The successful candidate will also be helping to develop program plans, ensuring tactics meet client’s business objectives.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing accounts and being responsible for the overall quality and delivery of corporate communications programmes, ensuring client’s strategic goals are met
  • Develop and edit written documents that are on message and tailored to audience; documents will include press materials, proposals, plans, budgets, and issues management documents
  • Working closely with senior client leads and business leaders to achieve business objectives
  • Keeping up to date with new developments, trends and opportunities for both clients and the wider industry
  • Line management and people development

Candidate Requirements:

  • Must have account management experience in the Middle East, with ability to work closely with client leads.
  • Previous work experience with government entities in KSA, would be ideal
  • At least 4-5 years relevant experience in agency or in-house role
  • Excellent written and spoken English, enabling strong content development skills, including experience drafting speeches, op-eds and quotes/statements for media.
  • An ability to speak, read and provide feedback on Arabic content would be a bonus
  • Excellent attention to detail and project management skills including delegation of tasks
  • Understanding of budgeting client programmes, including budget development, management, resourcing and forecasting
  • Experience in developing social media editorial content and community management activities would be a bonus
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate with multiple internal stakeholders, including strategic planning and creative.
  • Strong client management/strategic counseling skills
  • Media outreach skills and network of industry and media contacts
  • Ability to work flexibly and to tight deadlines
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong people management skills and coaching skills, and eager to be involved in the development of junior team members
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Account Manager - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The Role

An opportunity has arisen for an Account Manager to work within the KSA team to support priority accounts in the Kingdom,the role can be Riyadh base or UAE based with at least 3 days travel to Riyadh per week.

The Account Manager’s primary day-to-day role will be to oversee account programs and be the daily contact with clients and partners, providing them strategic counsel on the implementation of their communications plans. Solid project and team management skills are a must for this role.

He or she will be leading major activities for their clients, managing teams to deliver strong results and ensuring work is of high quality. The successful candidate will also be helping to develop program plans, ensuring tactics meet client’s business objectives. The candidate will be a mentor to junior team members, providing them with guidance on their career development.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing accounts and being responsible for the overall quality and delivery of corporate communications programmes, ensuring client’s strategic goals are met
  • Develop and edit written documents that are on message and tailored to audience; documents will include press materials, proposals, plans, budgets, and issues management documents
  • Working closely with senior client leads and business leaders to achieve business objectives
  • Keeping up to date with new developments, trends and opportunities for both clients and the wider industry
  • Line management and people development

Candidate Requirements:

  • Account management experience in the Middle East, with ability to work closely with client leads and senior executives
  • Previous work experience with government entities in KSA, would be an advantage
  • At least 3-4 years relevant experience in agency or in-house role
  • Understanding of digital communication, and ability to collaborate and communicate with multiple internal stakeholders, including strategic planning and creative.
  • Strong written and spoken English skills, enabling strong content development skills, including experience drafting speeches, op-eds and quotes/statements for media.
  • An ability to speak, read and provide feedback on Arabic content would be a bonus
  • Excellent attention to detail and project management skills including delegation of tasks
  • Understanding of budgeting client programmes, including budget development, management, resourcing and forecasting
  • Strong client management/strategic counseling skills
  • Media outreach skills and network of industry and media contacts
  • Ability to work flexibly and to tight deadlines
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong people management skills and coaching skills, and eager to be involved in the development of junior team members
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Senior Account Executive - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity at a Senior Account Executive level based in our Riyadh office.

You will have a good and solid understanding of public relations, your clients’ business, their products, client personnel, the competitive landscape and industry in general.  

The Senior Account Executive’s primary role involves managing account work and providing support to senior team members. The successful candidate may be a primary lead on some accounts within the team. They need to have solid experience/involvement within the communication’s industry.

Responsibilities include:

  • Proposal writing and review, content development and research
  • Account management, including leading client and internal meetings
  • Account monitoring, reporting and analysis
  • Manage medium to large sized projects across account programs, including the management of suppliers
  • Client counsel, both tactical implementation and general day-to-day contact
  • Assist in developing and preparing new business proposals and presentations
  • Budget monitoring as required

Key Requirements:

  • At least 2-3 years’ experience in communications, ideally with previous experience working in the Middle East. (KSA experience would be advantageous)
  • Strong written and spoken English skills, enabling strong content development
  • An ability to speak, read and provide feedback on Arabic content would be a bonus
  • Understanding of digital communication, and ability to collaborate and communicate with multiple internal stakeholders, including strategic planning and creative.
  • In-depth understanding of public relations with Middle East market knowledge
  • Previous client facing experience, including providing tactical counsel
  • Demonstrated ability to work to tight deadlines, whilst managing multiple accounts
  • Experience guiding junior employees
  • Ability to communicate effectively, including skills in negotiation and obtaining cooperation.
  • Excellent attention to detail and project management skills including delegation of tasks
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Account Executive - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity at an Account Executive level based in our Riyadh office. As an Account Executive you will have a good and solid understanding of public relations, your clients’ business, their products, client personnel, the competitive landscape and industry in general.  Your role is a vital one as you are the teams’ administrator, logistical and task manager and you are instrumental in achieving your clients’ goals.  You will be keeping track of team actions, organising team materials for client meetings, providing proactive and insightful media analysis and opinion, and strong research skills. You will also be actively developing your writing skills and start to manage your own programme elements. Your training will continue with further instruction about communications providing you with the opportunity to develop your skills and abilities further.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating meeting logistics, ensuring strong attention to detail to ensure all needs are met with minimal input from your senior team members
  • Participating appropriately in client meetings, providing updates on media opportunities and projects
  • Liaising with external suppliers to secure project budgets and to get quality outputs
  • Managing the production of designs for media materials
  • Developing your writing, editing and proofreading skills through media monitoring and analysis
  • Providing first draft media materials e.g. factsheets, briefing books and backgrounders, with minimal mistakes, typos and grammatical errors
  • Identifying and working with target media, demonstrating a network of traditional and online media contacts and influencers including conducting top-tier media sell-ins, developing pitch points and writing first drafts of media invitations
  • Managing the actions trackers for your teams
  • Preparing agendas and status reports for client meetings
  • Organising yourself and your team to attend client meetings and calls (ensuring you have a room booked, taking conference call details, printing agendas, materials for discussion etc.)

Key Requirements:

  • Excellent spoken and written Arabic
  • Solid understanding of the industry with at least 1 years’ relevant work experience
  • Strong work ethic and demonstrated team player
  • A positive and can-do attitude
  • Must have a good knowledge of regional media, dealing with clients and how to work to multiple deadlines
  • Strong writing and media relations experience is essential

 

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