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ASDA’A B-M is constantly seeking the best talent in the market and we welcome speculative applications from experienced consultants as well as fresh graduates from a variety of backgrounds to join our team.
If you are results-oriented, tenacious and passionate about PR, with excellent strategic thinking and communication skills, capable of multi-tasking, with a can-do attitude at all times, then this is the consultancy for you.
In return you will be joining an inspiring team who has an excellent reputation for both their client work and motivational environment. You will be coached, mentored and trained by industry leaders to help you realise your full potential. You will get to work as partners for some of the region’s strongest brands, with sister companies within the WPP Group.
Current Open Vacancies
(1) Senior Account Director – Riyadh, KSA
We are looking for a senior PR professional who has experience in the telecommunications or technology industry to lead a large account operating in Saudi Arabia. This is a seconded position, based on-site at our client’s office, managing a team of six agency executives. You will be responsible for understanding the target market and collaborating with the client to develop and implement integrated communications and media relations initiatives. You will be required to provide significant contribution to the strategic direction of the communications plans, by counseling, launching and organising high profile PR programmes.
In order to be successful you must be a communications expert, able to manage a challenging client mandate, whilst delivering a complex communications plan and motivating a team of individuals. The successful candidate must have a minimum of 7+ years’ experience and a background in journalism, public relations and communication.
(2) Senior Account Manager – Finance Practice, Dubai
The Senior Account Manager will be responsible to proactively manage a high-profile banking account developing a strong client relationship. You are expected to drive the public relations strategy and communications plan, working under the guidance of the Practice Director.
To be considered for this role will need to demonstrate strong written and verbal communications skills in English, hands-on client relationship management, strong media relations skills and the ability to understand a client’s business. You must have worked in a PR agency, with a minimum of 5+ years’ experience in the fields of journalism, public relations and communication. Experience in finance and corporate industry would be advantageous.
(3) Senior Account Manager – Abu Dhabi
The Account Manager will work in partnership with the Director to grow our Abu Dhabi operations. You will provide key client account leadership, develop PR and communications strategies and schedules, maintain senior level client contact on a regular basis and ensure affective delivery of agreed programmes. You will provide direction to the team in campaign planning and project management through every stage to support the fulfilment of client strategies.
Your work will be produced to the highest standards, to tight deadlines and working within budgetary targets. You will manage and develop a growing client base in order to lead from the front. You will be expected to have strong client servicing skills as well as the ability to build effective media contacts. The person we are seeking will have 5+ years of PR experience and a track record of delivering great communications programmes.
(4) Senior Account Manager – Public Affairs, Dubai
The Account Manager will partner with Federal and Local Government clients in the UAE, on both a strategic and tactical level. The individual will grow long-term relationships with key government personnel, create appropriate media strategies and provide counsel, strategy and direction to enhance stakeholders’ perception.
The person we are seeking will have 5+ years of Middle East PR experience. You will be expected to have strong client servicing skills, the ability to build effective media contacts and develop communications campaigns to support various initiatives. Arabic language skills are essential.
(5) Senior Account Executives – Dubai
The Account Executive will provide support to the Senior Account Manager on all operational aspects in managing a high profile account. You be required to draft media content, develop local and international media contacts, liaise with media on story development, co-ordinate and implement events, represent client at trade shows, assist in proposals development and prepare activity reports for the client.
To be considered for this role you must have worked in the fields of journalism, public relations and communication. You will have excellent writing and communications skills and have a strong desire for a career in PR. We are seeking graduates who have 1-2 years’ work experience.
(6) Copy Editor – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The Copy Editor will work with the Client Servicing Team to carry out translation and editing of press releases, stories and articles from Arabic to English for publishing in local, regional, and international media and develop content for internal & external corporate communication. The individual will be responsible for ensuring all content is produced in-line with the agreed Client Operating Procedures and is aligned with the core messages.
The successful candidate will have 2-3 years’ experience from a Journalism or Marketing Content background and will be fluent in both Arabic & English. You will need to demonstrate the ability to write well written content that is logically structured, in the right style for the intended audience & ensuring the text is in line with the client’s 'house style' - for example, that hyphens, capital letters and optional spellings are used consistently.
(6) Media Relations Executive, Dubai
We are looking for a Media Relations Executive to join our Media Relations Team. This position will be responsible for cultivating and developing relationships with media personnel across the GCC; you will work in partnership with our PR Practice teams to ensure our clients press releases are distributed to the relevant media entities encouraging coverage for our clients. You will be responsible for organ sing and managing media events, both client and in-house, carrying out proactive campaigning for each event.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-4 years experience within the fields of journalism, media or communications. You will be able to demonstrate commercial awareness and have knowledge of the region's media houses, networks and publications. You will be bilingual in both English and Arabic, bith verbally and in written form.