Job description: 

M&C SAATCHI PR UAE is seeking an Account Manager with 3-5 years of experience in PR.

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

  • Daily point of contact with key media contacts
  • Direct client servicing, with a wide range of responsibilities, including major projects and events
  • Developing industry, sector and product focused PR campaigns
  • Contributing to daily meetings, and liaising and updating clients on PR activities
  • Keeping abreast of current PR trends and tools
  • Building client relationships and maintaining a network of media contacts including journalists and industry spokespeople
  • Spearheading both traditional PR and social media projects
  • Developing news angles, stories and pitches to further the client’s profile, products and services.
  • Fulfilling the client’s key performance indicators and growing accounts
  • Being involved in pitching for new business and developing PR proposals
  • Managing a high level of client interaction
  • Managing and mentoring junior members of staff
  • Producing high-quality press releases and media material
  • Selling in interviews and feature ideas to key media
  • Inviting and hosting media at major event

Skills

  • Arabic speaker/reader/writer is an advantage
  • Able to review & create content in English
  • Able to manage internal resources and multiple client stakeholders simultaneously
  • Understanding/experience of working with corporate stakeholders
  • Able to work under pressure/time sensitive projects
  • Strong media relations skills; able to work with both Arabic and English media (Regional/UAE)
  • Support annual communications planning for client community outreach time.

Relevant experience

  • Experience of managing business to business B2B and/or B2C PR accounts
  • Agency experience is preferred
  • Evidence of copywriting, marketing and report writing, social media, event management and client liaison skills
  • Strong communication with excellent presentation and data analysis capabilities
  • Aptitude to build a network of influencers and press commentators
  • Industry knowledge and contacts is beneficial

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