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.

Client Details

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
  • Profile

    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
    international business
  • Accompanying experience managing a communications department
  • Considerable knowledge of public communications/relations practices and techniques
  • Job Offer

  • Opportunity to contribute to the Saudi Arabia Vision 2030
  • Attractive Salary Package
  • Job Details

    Posted Date: 2020-04-29
    Job Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Job Role: Marketing and PR
    Company Industry: Public Relations (PR)

    Preferred Candidate

    Career Level: Management
    Gender: Male

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