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    PR Account Executive - Technology PR (Arabic)

    ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller - Dubai, UAE

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    ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller

    Job Description

    The Account Executive will provide support to the Account Team on all operational aspects in managing high profile technology accounts.

    To be successful in this role you must display a passion for PR and Technology as well as demonstrate your ability to confidently interact with clients and team members on a
    day-to-day basis.

    Support would be required for a range of communications related activities - including but not limited to - media relations, events attendance, client servicing, content creation, admin and reporting.

    You be required to draft media content, develop local and international media contacts, liaise with media and clients on story development, co-ordinate and execute events, represent clients at trade shows, assist in proposals development and prepare activity reports for the clients.

    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 in English and Arabic, and have a strong desire for a career in PR. We are seeking graduates who have 2+ years’ work experience.

    Job Responsibilities:
    Research and monitor client’s business and industry to maintain a current knowledge base
    Draft and distribute news releases, backgrounders, fact sheets, bios, newsletters, prepared remarks, standby statements and other documents
    Work with targeted media on story development, through news bureau activities
    Develop relationships with media in a proactive manner, to convey the client’s message
    Maintain relationship with media and publishing houses, to handle and resolve issues as they arise
    Coordinate and implement events and promotions for the client
    Represent client at events or trade shows
    Assist in the research and preparation of new business proposals
    Handle standard media inquiries
    Monitor media to report coverage that affects the client’s business
    Prepare daily and monthly activity reports for the review of senior team members
    Assist with administrative tasks, preparation and distribution of publications
    Handle Social and Digital activities on behalf of clients

    Skills

    PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS
    A Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Arts
    A Diploma or Post-graduate Degree in Public relations or mass communication is desirable
    PC skills in MS Word, Excel, Power Point are essential

    EXPERIENCE
    A minimum of 1 - 2 years experience within the fields of journalism, public relations, marketing or communication
    Knowledge of the Bahrain business environment is an advantage

    LANGUAGE SKILLS
    Oral and written communication skills in English
    Native or fluent Arabic language communications skills - you must be able to read, write and speak to a high business standard

    This job is posted in the following Specialties:

    public relations Arabic Graduate Recruitment

    Job Details

    Job Location:
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Company Industry:
    Public Relations
    Company Type:
    Employer (Private Sector)
    Job Role:
    Marketing/PR
    Joining Date:
    Unspecified
    Employment Status:
    Unspecified
    Employment Type:
    Unspecified
    Monthly Salary Range:
    Unspecified
    Manages Others:
    Unspecified
    Number of Vacancies:
    1

    Preferred Candidate

    Career Level:
    Entry Level
    Years of Experience:
    Min: 0
    Residence Location:
    United Arab Emirates
    Gender:
    Unspecified
    Nationality:
    Unspecified
    Degree:
    Bachelor's degree / higher diploma

    About This Company

    Over the last decade, ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller (B-M) has earned its reputation as the Middle East’s largest independent public relations consultancy and the benchmark of PR practice in the region. Since its founding in 1999, ASDA’A B-M has played a pivotal role in the development of the Middle East public relations industry. Through its longstanding commitment to providing innovative, results-driven communications solutions, ASDA’A B-M has emerged as the region’s premier public relations consultancy. The agency’s communications solutions are consistently linked to its client’s business results, earning ASDA’A B-M a seat at the executive table as trusted business advisers. Another cornerstone of ASDA’A B-M in the region is its evidence-based approach to communications. The firm conducts proprietary, in-depth research, such as the groundbreaking annual Arab Youth Survey. Through this and other studies, the agency provides unique perspectives on a range of issues, attitudes and activities in the Middle East. The overarching aim of this survey is to offer public and private-sector institutions knowledge and insights that they can use to connect with the region’s largest demographic of the region – 200 million young people out of a total population of over 300 million in the Arab world. ASDA’A B-M is part of the MENACOM Group, the region’s leading communications network, which manages a diversified range of communications firms including: advertising brands Young & Rubicam and Intermarkets; direct marketing specialists Wunderman; media planning and buying firm Mediaedge and interactive firm Tattoo. The MENACOM Group employs nearly 1,200 professionals working across 57 offices in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. MENACOM is majority owned by WPP, one of the world’s leading communications services networks, employing 135,000 people working in over 2,000 offices in 107 countries.