Senior Press Office Specialist
Qatar Foundation
Doha, QA
منذ 6 يوم


Job TitleSenior Press Office SpecialistLocationDoha,QAOrganization NameQatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community DevelopmentDepartment Description

Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development is a private, chartered, nonprofit organization, founded in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Father Amir of Qatar.

Guided by the principle that a nation's greatest resource is the potential of its people, Qatar Foundation aims to develop that potential through a network of centers devoted to progressive education, research, and community welfare.

Brief DescriptionTocontribute to the implementation of the press office short and long term plansin ensuring good coverage in all the media platforms and keep a strongrelationship with internal and external stakeholders.

To utilize and coordinatethe activities of the media monitoring agency in order to ensure good qualityin all the press materials sent from the press office.Detailed Description

  • Assist the Head of Press Office in preparing a proactive media engagement plan, towards establishing and maintaining cordial relationships with media contacts, agencies and networks in target markets
  • Assist in organizing press conferences within agreed timelines and budget; take ownership for preparation of press kit and coordination for other arrangements;
  • document, upload on news center and archive for future reference

  • Prepare and maintain a comprehensive database of validated and categorized media contacts
  • Participate in the planning and execution of projects assigned by Press Office Unit Head or Department Manager
  • Take ownership of development and production of media monitoring reports
  • Maintain a comprehensive record of external media requests and a filming / photography external request log
  • Maintain QF Press Release archive, and forward periodically to Documentary for official archiving
  • Ensure media interviews are accompanied by an Interview Brief and all mini-campaigns are accompanied by a Media Plan; draft relevant plans as needed
  • Ensure that all Press Office services to the QF centers are delivered within the agreed service levels and shared with the Services Specialist prior to agreed deadline
  • Assist in utilizing the media monitoring service and provide regular reports that serve the press office purpose
  • Cooperate with Business Excellence Unit for process audits
  • Drive media relations initiatives, ensuring the press are kept updated on QF and program-related activities, efforts and initiatives
  • Develop and implement a media relations policy to provide specific guidance to QF departments and leaders about who can engage the media and how;
  • coordinate all media monitoring and recording

  • Drive the development and consistent update of press materials and external communications products including general web site content, QF press releases, executive biographies, backgrounders, presentations and other corporate literature explaining and illustrating QF initiatives and progress
  • Draft and support distribution of press releases
  • Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications / Marketing with 6-8 years of relevant work experience;
  • expertise in feature and copywriting, preferably in a media-related setting, as well as knowledge of branding and advertising strongly preferred

  • Very good planning and time management skills
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to draft and edit a variety of written reports and communications and to articulate ideas clearly and concisely;
  • Arabic proficiency is an advantage

  • Proficiency in MS Office applications
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