Job description: 

M&C SAATCHI PR UAE is seeking an Account Executive with 1-3 years of experience in PR.

As an Account Executive you will be closely working with an Account Manager, your clients and the media on a daily basis to execute communications campaigns. Your roles and responsibilities duties will include:

  • liaise on a daily basis with clients and the media, often via telephone and email
  • build strong relationships and networks with colleagues, clients and the media
  • monitor the media, including newspapers, magazines, journals, broadcasts, newswires, social media sites and blogs, for opportunities for clients
  • work as part of an account team to develop client proposals and implement the PR activity
  • prepare regular client reports and attend client meetings
  • research, write and distribute press releases to targeted media
  • promote news stories and features to the media, known as ‘selling in’
  • collate, analyse and evaluate media coverage
  • manage events, including press conferences and promotional events
  • attend and promote client events to the media
  • undertake research for new business proposals and present them to potential new clients
  • manage the PR aspect of a possible crisis situation.
  • Creating and maintaining media lists
  • Selling in interviews and feature ideas to key media

Skills

  • Arabic speaker/reader/writer is an advantage
  • interpersonal skills, good presentation skills and confidence
  • excellent written communication skills
  • flexibility, determination, enthusiasm and the ability to cope well under pressure
  • good teamwork and negotiation skills
  • the ability to think strategically and good analytical skills
  • business awareness and a good knowledge of current affairs
  • excellent organisational skills, with the ability to work on more than one project at a time
  • creativity and imagination
  • initiative

If you are interested, please send your CV to amy.brill@mcsaatchi.com