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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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Account Manager - Reputation, Dubai

The Role

Edelman Middle East is looking for an innovative and dynamic Account Manager to join our expanding Corporate Reputation team. The successful candidate will be based in our Dubai office but will have the opportunity to service clients in Abu Dhabi and across our regional network.

We are looking for an ambitious candidate that has strong account management skills and proven experience in developing and delivering strategic communication programs - supporting clients and managing junior team members.  Regional experience would be advantageous, but a key requirement is that the successful candidate must possess excellent writing skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • Day-to-day management of client account teams
  • Responsibility for the quality and delivery of communication campaigns
  • Produce and edit a wide range of written content
  • Keep up to date on industry trends and flag relevant opportunities to clients
  • Direct line-management of junior team members
  • Support in team development e.g. training and recruitment
  • Leading new business opportunities e.g. proposal development and pitching

Candidate Requirements:

  • Proven account management experience across corporate and government sectors
  • Understanding of budgeting of client programs e.g. resourcing and forecasting
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong client management and strategic counseling skills
  • Proven success in managing media events
  • Demonstrated media outreach skills and a network of industry and media contacts
  • Excellent project management and delegation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to working flexibly and to tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated people management and coaching skills
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Senior Account Executive - Reputation, Dubai

The Role

The role involves managing day-to-day account work and providing support to senior team members. The successful candidate will have frequent interaction with the client providing counsel on tactical implementation. They may also be the primary lead on some accounts within the team and will have the opportunity to work in a number of high-profile brands.

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 programmes, 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

Key Requirements:

  • Bi-lingual, with an understanding of public relations and experience working in the Corporate industry
  • Previous client facing experience, including providing tactical counsel
  • Strong project management skills
  • Effective time management, and 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.
  • Strong UAE media relations with English and Arabic media outlets
  • Strong content development skills, and experience drafting press releases, media alerts, bylined articles, features etc.
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