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  • Intern - Brand & Corporate

    Responsibilities:

    The Intern is responsible for assisting with implementing and monitoring projects within a specific set of accounts under the direction of the Account Manager.  S/he works closely with and supports the needs of the account teams.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Basic understanding of principles of PR
    • Basic understanding of clients’ business
    • Participation in brainstorms when invited by the team
    • Read and identify media clips from clipping services and on-line resources
    • Assist with monitoring client competition coverage
    • Pitch the media under the direction of the AM
    • Assist with preparation of press kits for distribution
    • Update media lists
    • Assist with compilation of media coverage reports
    • Draft pitch letters and/or email pitch memos to vendors with the approval of the supervisor
    • Conduct and compile research
    • Basic understanding of key client information, including general business strategy, industry issues, products and services, key customers and competitors in the marketplace
    • Basic understanding of research and media list building tools (Factiva, Edge, etc.)

     The intern must be able to work effectively with a variety of account service staff within a specific set of accounts. S/he must have good organizational skills and the ability to adapt to new conditions, assignments and deadlines. S/he must have solid knowledge of MS Office Suite and superior verbal and written communication skills. The Intern is generally someone who has recently graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and is looking for entry-level experience in Public Relations. S/he must demonstrate the ability to become a strong writer. Familiarity with the Public Relations discipline through past coursework or other internships is desirable. Basic Qualifications:

    Intern candidates must have interest in the public relations field and possess good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work effectively with others.

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  • Director of Social Media

    Qualifications

    Basic Qualifications

    • At least 10 years of relevant experience in public relations and/or related fields including research, advertising, management consulting, media and publishing

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Account Planning experience and the latest and most innovative methods for obtaining customer insights and creating relevant, inspiring brands
    • A demonstrated track record of developing and executing successful online, social media and mobile marketing programs
    • A visionary in the digital space who is forward thinking and knows how to demonstrate the value of digital to our clients as well as internal stakeholders
    • Experience analyzing brand equity in context of trends and consumer motivations in order to define the most compelling opportunities for brands
    • The track record of being the expert within the agency on the client’s business and their consumers
    • A relentless and very visible passion for the role of Account Planning
    • Track record of developing and executing profitable campaigns that meet client objectives
    • Strong leadership qualities including superb people management skills
    • Ability to attract, motivate, empower, coach and retain staff
    • International experience is a plus

    Responsibilities and Expectations

    SKILLS (Client & Stakeholder Engagement, Business & Project Management, Business Development and Talent Development/Leadership)

    • Broad leadership regarding Account Planning to a larger team of indirect reports, including Research Analysts, Creatives, Community Managers, Project Managers and Account Leads
    • Insight, strategy development and idea generation to new business pitches
    • Leading primary research specialists and secondary research analysts to provide clear specifications for actionable relevant research to the team and clients
    • Representation of the client’s customers in client meetings and presentation of research/strategy findings
    • Crafting clear creative briefs and provides clear persuasive and inspiring briefings to creative
    • Provide strategic counsel, guidance and leadership to staff, supervising several staff members, and ensuring the team’s success by managing work quality and productivity levels
    • Seek and suggest process improvements and support positive change initiatives
    • Effectively manage staff utilization to meet profitability targets
    • Grow business prospects with existing clients; expand scope of work using Edelman network capabilities
    • Lead new business outreach process and win business
    • Participate in the development and adoption of new products/services; leverage IP with clients
    • Commit to continuous learning and improvement of leadership skills; set and pursue stretch goals
    • Vision to train a team of curious Social Media experts in their discipline and how it can bring value to clients
    • Amazing writing and presentation skills
    • Mentor, coach and support team members ensuring constant development of their skills
    • Consistently hold self and staff accountable for behavior and performance
    • Contribute to business growth through introducing clients to new capabilities, building network of industry contacts and participating in relevant professional organizations
    • Assist in management of interns and Jr Community Managers
    • Demonstrate professional behaviors and pursuit of excellence in all operations
    • Supervise staff by motivating, coaching, consistently providing feedback, holding them accountable and conducting their reviews
    • Commit to continuous learning and improvement of leadership skills; set and pursue stretch goals
    • Understand the vision of Edelman and the Social/Digital group, and his/her own role in achieving it
    • Challenge staff to ensure they work on a variety of projects
    • Ensure goals and expectations are clear and that subordinates are consistently measured and rewarded for achieving them
    • Act as a positive role model for effective team work, facilitate the operation of the team of which they are a part
    • Commit to continuous learning and improvement of leadership skills; set and pursue stretch goals
    • Promote and endorse organizational change efforts
    • Focus on business improvements and ambitious to achieve excellence and constantly search for opportunities to grow the group’s business

    BEHAVIORS

    Relentless pursuit of excellence

    • Serves as a positive role model; supports and respects colleagues, clients and partners; focuses on self-improvement and ensures work is based on strategic insights
    • Effectively and consistently manages strengths and weaknesses of self and others; enables self and others to bring the best of their skills and talents to work; is consistently ambitious in setting and achieving goals
    • Always takes all feedback as a constructive learning opportunity and acts upon it; enables others to thrive as part of agency life and adapts to others’ styles to do so; ensures excellence is repeated by rigorously identifying and socializing key learnings for all colleagues

    Freedom to be constantly curious

    • Pushes for creative ideas; is purposeful and enterprising in problem-solving; embraces diverse trends, skills, specialties and viewpoints
    • Delivers substantial change for clients and the communities in which we operate; ensures new insights from self and others fuel innovation in agency approach and client work; uses diversity of perspective to elevate client counsel, the agency and own career
    • Effectively implements change for clients and agency in a way that demonstrates powerful and unique thinking; uses thoughtful, strategic insights and knowledge to balance risk-taking for clients and the agency; holds others accountable for open-mindedness and embracing diverse viewpoints

    Courage to do the right thing

    • Ensures work and relationships are founded on open and honest communications; listens and asks the right questions during day-to-day work; upholds creative, ethical and legal standards
    • Ensures that client counsel and agency action is always purposeful and challenging; prioritizes the interests of the wider agency; holds subordinates, peers and superiors accountable for demonstrating integrity and ethical behavior
    • Demonstrates a strategic and thoughtful approach in challenging others to ask the right questions; prioritizes the interests of client service excellence ahead of individual advancement

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  • Senior Account Manager | Reputation

    This role is Abu Dhabi based.

    Day-to-Day Responsibilities

    • Contribute to internal and external communications projects for large, global brands and apply processes and principles to our work in a fast-paced environment
    • Serve as the daily client contact and as client lead when appropriate, earning the trust of clients to deliver day-to-day work as well as providing proactive counsel on new approaches or ideas that will help meet clients’ broader objectives
    • Draft internal and external communications materials, including press releases, backgrounders, talking points, social media content, articles, PR proposals and other documents
    • Play a key role in the research, planning and development of campaigns and driving these forward
    • Support and collaborate with senior team members on internal and external communications planning
    • Practical and solid understanding of the earned, owned, paid, social media and internal channels and how to incorporate these into client plans for integrated communications programs
    • Provide support on new business pitches – research, slide development, driving forward process including work back plans and managing junior teams’ input
    • Apply or create tools, templates and methodologies that contribute to clients’ communication effectiveness
    • Ensure understanding understand of clients’ general business strategy, products and services offered, and general challenges facing their industries.
    • Develop working relationships and integration with different practices / teams on cross-business work, ability to work collaboratively with a variety of people to meet client expectations

    Qualifications

    • Ideally, at least three years of relevant experience in communications and/or related fields including internal communications, change management, employee engagement, executive communications and corporate communications.
    • Superior writing, editing and presentation-development skills; project management skills; and consultative skills (including effective questioning, critical thinking, client management, etc.)
    • Experience working in corporate, management consulting or public relations agency settings preferred
    • Experience with internal digital/social platforms (e.g., internal mobile apps, social/collaboration platforms, intranet) – a plus but not required.
    • Ability to draft strategic client-facing internal and external communications plans and proposals
    • Passion for client service and team work
    • Ability to multi-task and manage a number of projects/work assignments simultaneously

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  • Collaborative Journalism Lead

    The Role

    • Produce timely and accurate content of interest to core audience
    • A strong writer who can produce copy on business and economic trends and developments in the GCC region that are informative and engaging
    • Understands the content needs of clients, developing briefs and the implementation strategy.
    • Ability to tailor content produced to planned media channel as well as target audience.
    • Analyze information from multiple resources to deliver insight that produce compelling stories
    • Ensure accuracy of all copy, across all channels flexibly, swiftly, and accurately and to deadline
    • Work with Director of Media Strategies and Sub Editor to create, edit and deliver press, marketing and other PR collateral as well as website copy, speeches and articles for publication
    • Manage an editorial schedule for Editorial Content department under the supervision of DMS
    • Ensure the quality of all content is maintained to a high standard – liaising with senior management to ensure the content strategy is developed and sustained
    • Create and edit content that is accessible, clear and be up to date on local/international trends that impact respective client stakeholders
    • Maintain constant contact with other team members to deliver content on time and in compliance with needs requirements
    • The ideal candidate will be a team player, with an eye for internal talent and finding ‘champions’ across individual teams to up-skill and guide in content writing and strategy disciplines.

    Experience

    • Previous experience as a journalist or public relations practitioner
    • Ability to quickly identify content relevant to core audience
    • An eye for both quick content as well as longer, more in-depth stories
    • An understanding of importance of data and an ability to think creatively about how to communicate that content to a wide-ranging audience
    • Working in a busy hub across, handling copy related to various industries
    • Strong writing skills, proof reading and sub-editing with attention to detail
    • Ability to come up with eye-catching headlines
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills
    • Proven ability to write to a tight brief/word count/deadline
    • Proven ability to sub copy to a high standard
    • Proven ability to spot and correct copy errors
    • Able to block out noise and work in busy fast paced environment

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  • Senior Account Executive | Reputation

    The Role

    The role involves managing day to day account work and providing support to senior team members. The successful candidate will have frequent interaction with the client providing counsel on tactical implementation. They may also be the primary lead on some accounts within the team and will have the opportunity to work in a number of high profile brands.

    Responsibilities include: 

    • Proposal writing and review, content development and research
    • Account management, including leading client and internal meetings
    • Account monitoring, reporting and analysis
    • Manage medium to large sized projects across account programmes, including the management of suppliers
    • Client counsel, both tactical implementation and general day-to-day contact
    • Assist in developing and preparing new business proposals and presentations
    • Budget monitoring as required

     

    Key Requirements:

    • Understanding of public relations and experience working in the tech industry with solid enterprise technology expertise
    • Previous client facing experience, including providing tactical counsel
    • Existing B2B and B2C media relations
    • Industry knowledge and expertise
    • Understanding of the social media and digital landscape
    • Strong project management skills
    • Demonstrated ability to work to tight deadlines, whilst managing multiple accounts
    • Bi-lingual preferable

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