The Communications Manager will be involved in the writing of different materials, PR planning & execution, pro-active media relations as well as media monitoring and reporting.
He / she will be responsible for the overseeing distribution and publishing of relevant announcements with Media.
Office based but with potential meetings in and around the greater Doha area.
Reporting to :
Responsible for :
Managing PR & Communications services of clients across a variety of sectors.
Skills Required :
Demonstrated success in implementing media campaigns (incl. social media).
Demonstrated success in securing media coverage in a variety of outlet types.
Demonstrated track record of developing successful working relationships with reporters, press contacts.
Ability to work across multiple cultures, multitasking and solving problems
Excellent written and oral communication skills- both Arabic & English- with a high level of attention to detail.
Ability to manage multiple projects at the one time.
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to develop relationships and communicate with stakeholders.
Self-motivation, the ability to be a team player.
Minimum Qualifications :
Degree qualification in Public Relations, Communications or Journalism or a related field.
Minimum 4 years of relevant experience.
Middle Eastern experience is an advantage.
Spoken & written Arabic is required.
Key responsibilities and main
tasks and activities :
Improves public image of Clients and clarifies company’s point of view on important issues through PR & Media Relations activities.
Maintain effective working relationships with local media representatives including blogs, online, print and broadcast.
Develop and maintain good working relationships with the media including local and national newspapers, trade magazines, radio, and television.
Respond to information queries from media.
Provide counsel to senior executives on messaging and media relations; host media interviews.
Prepare and publish client’s literature including press release, speeches, newsletters and media kits.
Manage PR budgets and demonstrate ROI from PR activities. (Through reports / ad value)
Reviewing editorial schedules and managing process to ensure clients appears in all key features.
Assisting the organization in press briefings, media training, photography, and press attendance at company seminars.
Manage and attend media related events.
Develop new PR channels.
Manage PR for launches and promotions.
Generating new business leads, attending networking opportunities, and associations to boost the profile of the company as well as the clients.
Content management for clients across all open communication channels Online / Social Media / Print / Company Profiles / Corporate collaterals.
General information :
The Communications Manager will share with all colleagues the responsibility for :
Pro-active Media Story pitching and generating stories.
Assist in developing PR strategies, campaigns, and initiatives.
Maintenance and creation of media lists and editorial calendars.
Generating monthly media reports for each of our clients.
Scanning online & printed media for client press coverage.
This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of the company.