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Arabic Account Manager

The team

We work with brands, companies, foundations, multilateral bodies and campaigning organisations all over the world and across all media channels.

Through Portland’s offices in London, Doha, Nairobi, New York, Washington DC and Singapore, and partners around the world, our team of communications specialists help our clients to communicate their work, navigate complex issues and manage their reputations.

We work with brands, companies, foundations, multilateral bodies and campaigning organisations all over the world and across all media channels.

With our disputes work, we understand the complexities and legal imperatives around our clients’ issues. Our expert team in litigation communications, led by a former barrister and made up of experienced consultants who have worked on the front line across Westminster, Capitol Hill, Fleet Street and industry, specialise in defining clear and engaging communications strategies that support your legal strategy.

 

The role

  • This role is to act as an Arabic Account Manager consultant within Portland’s Philanthropy, Global Issues and Disputes practice (PGI&D)
  • We are looking for an Arabic Account Managers to work from our London office, with a particular focus on a number of our prestigious clients in middle-east.
  • We are looking for someone with previous communications experience who is able to play a key role in managing accounts and projects, coordinating client relationships, to help devise and manage strategic communications campaigns, and to provide day-to-day media handling advice.
  • This role will focus on accounts within our Philanthropy and Global Issues practise, though the successful applicant may have opportunities to work with other teams across a range of clients, issues and disciplines.

Key responsibilities

  • Manage relationships with key clients;
  • Helping to devise, manage and implement proactive media engagement strategies;
  • Dealing confidently with key contacts, providing day-to-day media advice, placing stories and mitigating negative coverage;
  • Coordinating research drafting press releases, news stories and other written outputs;
  • Responding quickly and accurately to client requests;
  • Sourcing and preparing media analysis for clients;
  • Managing the work of more junior team members to implement client programmes;
  • Managing relationships within key international and Arabic media.
  • Maintaining regular communication with clients and attending meetings;
  • Overseeing contact reports and agendas for client meetings;
  • Maintaining own strong network of media and policy contacts;
  • Leading research for new business proposals and suggesting and developing new lines of potential business.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is unfortunately not possible to respond directly to all applicants, only to those whose candidacy is being pursued. In addition, the length of the recruitment process varies based on the vacancy needs. Traditionally, the process takes approximately 2-4 weeks. Therefore, your patience is greatly appreciated.

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