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ID433898
ReferenceMK433898
TitlePublic Relations Account Coordinator
Job TypeContract
LocationUnited Arab Emirates
DescriptionThis is a Contract Role through ManpowerGroup - 12 months renewable contract

Overview
A PR Coordinator will serve as a critical support function to the Regional Communications Director and act as a key point of contact for internal stakeholders, OC teams and external partners.
Will help manage the flow of work and information between the communications and marketing/operation teams, Client's PR agency and other relevant partners.

Will possess an in-depth understanding of the Client's platform and business, the GCC market landscape, and experience in dealing with media.

The PR Coordinator will perform fundamental PR and administrative tasks such as reporting, accurate and timely completion of financial processes, monitoring of trending topics and supporting on media meetings and events.

General Description and Primary Responsibilities

Administrative Support
- Support with internal processes and other administrative duties
- Liaise with agency partners and internal teams on daily and periodical reporting
- Cross-reference, approve, and forward invoices to the Accounting Department
- Assist in account budgeting
- Perform other administrative tasks as assigned

Industry and Market knowledge:
- Maintain a high understanding of Client’s business, platform and competitive landscape
- Keep abreast of news by consuming a diverse range of media on a daily basis developments and trends affecting the PMMS’s industry
- Keep on top of latest global and regional trends and challenges on the platform
- Use software packages, internet and research facilities to obtain relevant information
-Conduct and manage the flow of research necessary to analyze landscape issues

Agency Liaison:
- Liaise with PR agency on daily tasks
- Communicate with agency in a respectful and efficient manner and demonstrate understanding of Scope of Work and division of labor among client and market teams
- Attend weekly WIP meetings and take ownership of projects / campaigns as assigned by Communications Director
- Maintain direct relationships with other partners e.g. SEO agency, media monitoring agency, etc


PR Skills:
- Fill out briefing documents to equip PR agency team with necessary information ahead of PR activities
- Review draft media relations materials
- Monitor media monitoring tools / newsletters
- Participate in and provide support for events / media meetings / demos

Qualifications/ Education
Bachelor's Degree (Mass Communication, Journalism, PR, Public affairs)

Professional Experience
1-2 years related professional experience

Skills Required
- English and Arabic fluency (reading / writing / verbal)
- Strong verbal and written business communication skills
- Proven media skills
- Demonstrates potential to lead projects and interact with clients
- Can anticipate issues
- Complete challenging projects within set parameters
- Exceptional judgment when working with team members, client contacts and vendors
- Strong commitment and dedication to the agency's success as well as personal career
- Consistently meets deadlines
- Attentive to detail and quality
- Solves problems
- Proficient in Microsoft Suite, Internet, on-line services, Media Map and Dow Jones News Retrieval

Main SkillsThis is a Contract Role through ManpowerGroup - 12 months renewable contract Overview A PR Coordinator will serve as a critical support function to the Regional Communications Director and act as a key point of contact for internal stakeholders, OC teams and external partners. Will help manage the flow of work and information between the communications and marketing/operation teams, Client's PR agency and other relevant partners. Will possess an in-depth understanding of the Client's platform and business, the GCC market landscape, and experience in dealing with media. The PR Coordinator will perform fundamental PR and administrative tasks such as reporting, accurate and timely completion of financial processes, monitoring of trending topics and supporting on media meetings and events. General Description and Primary Responsibilities Administrative Support - Support with internal processes and other administrative duties - Liaise with agency partners and internal teams on daily and periodical reporting - Cross-reference, approve, and forward invoices to the Accounting Department - Assist in account budgeting - Perform other administrative tasks as assigned Industry and Market knowledge: - Maintain a high understanding of Client’s business, platform and competitive landscape - Keep abreast of news by consuming a diverse range of media on a daily basis developments and trends affecting the PMMS’s industry - Keep on top of latest global and regional trends and challenges on the platform - Use software packages, internet and research facilities to obtain relevant information -Conduct and manage the flow of research necessary to analyze landscape issues Agency Liaison: - Liaise with PR agency on daily tasks - Communicate with agency in a respectful and efficient manner and demonstrate understanding of Scope of Work and division of labor among client and market teams - Attend weekly WIP meetings and take ownership of projects / campaigns as assigned by Communications Director - Maintain direct relationships with other partners e.g. SEO agency, media monitoring agency, etc PR Skills: - Fill out briefing documents to equip PR agency team with necessary information ahead of PR activities - Review draft media relations materials - Monitor media monitoring tools / newsletters - Participate in and provide support for events / media meetings / demos Qualifications Education Bachelor's Degree (Mass Communication, Journalism, PR, Public affairs) Professional Experience 1-2 years related professional experience Skills Required - English and Arabic fluency (reading / writing / verbal) - Strong verbal and written business communication skills - Proven media skills - Demonstrates potential to lead projects and interact with clients - Can anticipate issues - Complete challenging projects within set parameters - Exceptional judgment when working with team members, client contacts and vendors - Strong commitment and dedication to the agency's success as well as personal career - Consistently meets deadlines - Attentive to detail and quality - Solves problems - Proficient in Microsoft Suite, Internet, on-line services, Media Map and Dow Jones News Retrieval
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