Director of Media Relations – Saudi National – Michael Page International (UAE) Limited – Saudi Arabia
The Director of Media Relations is responsible for managing the press office and media centre, overseeing a diverse team with responsibilities that include crisis communication, spokesperson support, media training and both reactive and proactive media engagement.
Our client is a government entity that is entrusted to lead and monitor key Saudi 2030 Vision programs, hence making them a critical part of and a pillar entity to the Vision.
The senior point of contact for all Vision 2030 media enquiries, providing sign-off and support for media engagement and responses
Ensure alignment between Vision 2030 Press Office and other key entities so that Vision related media commentary is effectively tracked and responded to
Develop and maintain strong relations with influential journalists and publications across key Vision 2030 markets, helping to ensure effective communication of Vision strategy and successes
Oversee media training of relevant spokespeople.
Act as senior point of contact for media during crisis communications
Create and manage effective process for receiving media enquiries and responding efficiently
Input on Vision 2030 communications strategy implementation and refresh, ensuring key media concerns and stakeholders are appropriately engaged
Provide media relations advice and guidance to the Vision Unit’s other department heads, and up to Vision Deputy Director and Director
Liaise directly with contracted agencies to ensure full alignment across performance, consistency and quality of work
Develop the departments working culture, ensuring it is run in an efficient, collegiate and productive manner.
Provide performance appraisals to all departmental employees
To be successful in this role you will need to possess the following:
Language – Arabic is essential
Strong network of international & Domestic media contacts
Experience in Performance Management
Understanding of communications and public relations
Understanding of communications strategy development
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Public Relations, or communications (Master’s Degree is preferred) with a
10+ years of related experience
At least 5-years’ experience as senior media relations professional in a government department or
Accompanying experience managing a communications department
Considerable knowledge of public communications/relations practices and techniques
Opportunity to contribute to the Saudi Arabia Vision 2030
Attractive Salary Package
||Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
||Marketing and PR
||Public Relations (PR)