Job: Account Executive / Senior Account Executive

Title Account Executive / Senior Account Executive
Location Riyadh – KSA
Job Information

The Role

We require an Account Executive/Senior Account Executive to be seconded to a key client in Riyadh. As an AE/SAE you will have a good and solid understanding of public relations in KSA, your clients’ business, their products, client personnel, the competitive landscape and industry in general. Your role is a vital one as you are the teams’ administrator, logistical and task manager and you are instrumental in achieving your clients’ goals. You will be keeping track of team actions, organising team materials for client meetings, providing proactive and insightful media analysis and opinion, and strong research skills. You will also be actively developing your writing skills and start to manage your own programme elements. Your training will continue with further instruction about communications providing you with the opportunity to develop your skills and abilities further.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating meeting logistics, ensuring strong attention to detail to ensure all needs are met with minimal input from your senior team members
  • Participating appropriately in client meetings, providing updates on media opportunities and projects
  • Liaising with external suppliers to secure project budgets and to get quality outputs
  • Developing your writing, editing and proofreading skills through media monitoring and analysis
  • Providing first draft media materials e.g. factsheets, briefing books and backgrounders, with minimal mistakes, typos and grammatical errors
  • Identifying and working with target media, demonstrating a network of traditional and online media contacts and influencers including conducting top-tier media sell-ins, developing pitch points and writing first drafts of media invitations
  • Managing the actions trackers for your teams
  • Preparing agendas and status reports for client meetings
  • Organising yourself and your team to attend client meetings and calls (ensuring you have a room booked, taking conference call details, printing agendas, materials for discussion etc.)

Key Requirements:

  • Fluent in both English and Arabic (spoken and written)
  • Must be able to live and work in Saudi Arabia
  • Solid understanding of the industry with at least 1 years’ relevant work experience
  • Research skills
  • Previous experience in media monitoring and analysis
  • Understanding of communications messaging
  • Event management experience
  • Good reach to business / healthcare / technology outlets in the Kingdom
  • Strong work ethic and demonstrated team player
  • A positive and can-do attitude
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