Performance Communications’ Dubai office has a vacancy for an Account Executive. The position is ideal for a current Account Executive seeking to expand their experience in this exciting sector with exposure to global brands, or for a talented, ambitious newcomer to the PR industry with a Communications background.
Applicants should have a strong interest in automotive and/or technology and sport and must be fluent (spoken and written) in English. Fluent Arabic is also preferred but not required. They must be able to demonstrate the required standards of professionalism to be able to work directly with senior management at our international clients.
They will possess strong writing skills, a creative mind and will have the confidence to proactively communicate with the media. They will be versatile team-workers and able to demonstrate exceptional attention to detail.
The successful candidate will be offered a unique chance to develop and enhance their PR skills, working to the highest global standards. The position offers real potential for rapid professional growth and promotion.
Job responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following client management activities:
Direct client servicing, with a wide range of responsibilities, including major projects
Proactive development of media relationships across the Middle East – become one of the lead media contacts for accounts
Producing high-quality press releases and media material
Ability to liaise directly with clients, media and suppliers, both verbally and via email, to the highest professional standards
Managing client press car fleets (as appropriate)
Proactively developing creative ideas to benefit the company and its clients
Creating and maintaining media lists
Selling in interviews and feature ideas to key media
Undertaking activities to promote the client via digital media
Inviting and hosting media at major events
Client reporting, including coverage reports and contact reports
As with all client-facing roles, it will involve working flexibly to respond to their requirements
The position will also provide general support to senior management, as and when required and may involve travel across the Middle East
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
Passionate about a career in PR and ideally with experience with either auto or tech clients
An understanding of the Middle East media landscape is desirable
Demonstrate the maturity and professionalism required when working directly with senior executives at our international clients
Excellent communication skills, especially writing. Must have the confidence to proactively contact media and sell in stories
Possess first-class organisational skills and excellent attention to detail
Creative and dynamic, continually seeking to improve his/her performance and that of the company
Able to prioritise workloads and manage deadlines, under the guidance of the Account Director and Account Manager
Tenacious and results-driven, a self-starter focused on promoting the client at any opportunity
Highly versatile – able to successfully deliver results under frequently challenging conditions
A genuine and demonstrable interest in at least one of the fields of automotive, technology and sport
A team player, who is looking to learn as part of a small, professional team
Good timekeeping is essential, as is a flexible approach to working hours when required
Courteous and responsive to requests, with a good sense of humour
Standard computing skills, including Word, Outlook, Excel and Powerpoint
Ability to travel freely across the GCC, Levant and Europe
…that ‘spark’ that truly sets you apart from everyone else!
To apply, send your CV with a covering letter to email@example.com.