Consultant, Financial Communications – Dubai, UAE

Job Category: Earned Media Financial Communications Corporate Communications Public Relations
Job Type: Full Time Flexi Hours Hybrid
Job Location: Dubai United Arab Emirates

Client

 An international business communications consultancy – a partnership – specialists in reputation, influence & engagement. They work with our clients to ignite multiple & complex audiences through deep insight, expert storytelling & creative delivery. They employ over 350 people across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, acting for over 850 clients, from large quoted multi-national corporations to SMEs just starting on their journey. They have been operating in the Middle-East for over 15 years.

 

They are dedicated in helping their clients meet the challenges of their business by developing communications strategies, enhancing brand value and communicating their story to key audiences. Our MENA business provides a range of consultancy services across industry and government sectors. They offer Financial PR and Investor Relations for listed and private companies, corporate communications, reputation management and public affairs for public and private entities, and corporate communications for a wide range of industries.

 

Corporate Communications

In a fast moving, disruptive and ever-changing world, where reputation and transparency of purpose is increasingly linked to sustained commercial success, companies and commercial organisations are having to engage with a community of audiences in a way never before experienced.

They work with their clients to help them understand, engage with, and create trusted relationships with these communities, developing compelling and timely communications programmes that help deliver desirable and tangible business outcomes.

Their teams combine deep sector and industry knowledge, global and international awareness, and expertise in modern corporate brand definition and building, issues management, traditional and new media campaigns, digital influence, content development and Voice of Authority programmes, to deliver the very best outcomes.

And they also help protect their clients at times of vulnerability. They are industry leaders in helping their clients identify, mitigate and manage, all elements of risk and crisis, ensuring governance, capability and transparency are at the forefront of maintaining their corporate reputation.

Core Responsibilities

  • Understands financial markets and financial stakeholders
  • Comfortable in day to day client contact and manages relationships where appropriate
  • Provides advice and guidance to clients
  • Ensures efficient, high quality day-to-day delivery of client programme
  • Drives and coordinates media and analyst relations activity
  • Drafts written materials that are well-informed and audience appropriate
  • An increasing understanding of the media, communication and business skills needed to run accounts
  • Fully participates in the development of new business proposals and pitch presentations
  • Able to post on social media for clients with minimal supervision
  • Plans and manages the organisation of client events
  • Recognises a crisis situation and knows how to escalate response
  • Knowledge and understanding of digital communications and an ability to carry out research and monitoring on behalf of clients for issues and opportunities
  • Develops strategies and tactics to allow clients to clearly and successfully articulate their voice whether that is with national or local stakeholders or the media
  • Engages with journalists on a regular basis including pitching ideas, stories and perspectives
  • Able to devise, organise and attend stakeholder engagement events whether with local communities or support national engagement
  • Attends stakeholder meetings with clients including with media or community organisations
  • Attends client meetings and production of subsequent action reports
  • Coordinates team activity to progress communications programmes

 

Candidate Requirements

  • Must have a financial communications understanding
  • Should be able to speak and write English fluently, Arabic would be a plus 
  • Must have work experience for more than 5 years
  • University degree or higher education
  • With strong media relations
  • Experience in a PR, consultancy or other agency environment would be an advantage
  • Able to communicate and write effectively especially, press releases, reports and articles
  • Experience of engaging with journalists including drafting press releases or comment for media outlets at a local, national or trade publication level.
  • Experience of stakeholder engagement or campaigning within communities.
  • A creative individual who can work within a small but energetic team
  • Multi-task with deadlines and ensure that time is managed effectively
  • Strong organisation and planning skills
  • Able to demonstrate attention to detail
  • Shows an interest in media, events and social media as well as being aware of current trends
  • Demonstrates flexibility within the team to ensure clients are serviced

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Public Relations & Communications

Practice Area

Financial PR & Communications

Salary:

18,000 – 22,000AED per month + visa, medical, annual air fare tickets and yearly bonus

 

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