Public Relations Account Manager – Jeddah based

Job Description

An opportunity for a bilingual Account Manager to work within the KSA team and will be based in Jeddah.

The Account Manager’s primary day-to-day role will be to oversee corporate communications account programs and be the daily contact with clients and partners, providing them strategic counsel on PR tactical implementation and solid project management skills. He or she will be leading major activities for accounts, managing teams to deliver strong results and ensuring work is of high quality. They will also be helping to develop program plans for clients, ensuring tactics meet client’s business objectives. The successful candidate will be a mentor to junior team members, providing them with guidance on their career development.

Job Responsibilities

Managing accounts and being responsible for the overall quality and delivery of client programmes ensuring client’s strategic goals are met
Daily client counsel, including problem solving
Develop and edit written media communications PR documents that are on message and tailored to audience; documents will include slides, proposals, plans, and issues management documents
Keeping abreast of new media developments, PR trends and opportunities for both clients and the wider industry
Leading and participating part in new business ventures, including pitching

Job Requirements

Bilingual – English and Arabic is a must
In depth local knowledge of the KSA market, including regional business developments impacting KSA
At least five years of relevant experience in communications, preferably at a PR agency.
Superior writing and editing skills (in English and ideally in Arabic)
Presentation-development skills; project management skills; and consultative skills (including effective questioning, critical thinking, client management, etc.)
Ability to draft strategic client-facing internal and external communications plans and proposals
Passion for client service and teamwork
Ability to multi-task and manage a number of PR projects/work assignments simultaneously to tight deadlines

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