English Writer

 

Description:

We are looking for an English Writer to join our MENA office.

As an English Writer, you will have a comprehensive knowledge of corporate and media-related communications, as well as digital and social media communications opportunities. You will act as a final quality control check for all communication materials including – but not limited to – press releases, media invites, opinion editorials, speeches, talking points and digital copy before they are disseminated to the media and/or published on client channels.

Joining us at the start of a major project, the English Editor will be a responsive, responsible and authoritative self-starter who can write original, compelling content across all platforms and, vitally, contribute across the project management team with coherent strategic inputs.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist various client teams in writing news releases, media invites, Q&As, speeches, features, bios and other communication material such as corporate/business presentations in PPT or other such software
  • Review, edit and rewrite all written material (to include traditional, digital, and social media content) as required by team members
  • Ability to understand the requirements of various teams and convey the client’s key messages adequately and appropriately through effective use of language
  • Support teams by providing error-free media-worthy material
  • Consult and guide client-handling teams on matters related to media requests
  • Interact with team members and support them in building accurate communication measures
  • Efficiently manage deadline-oriented workflow of releases, invites and requests from various team members on a daily basis
  • Contribute to the development of new concepts, techniques or ideas at brainstorming sessions
  • Support the project manager in ensuring that resources are in place to cover delivery of all written deliverables

Requirements

  • Ideally, a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in English Literature/Journalism/Communications with a minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in communications, public relations or journalism, or equivalent work experience
  • Previous experience as a member of a corporate communications team preferred but not required
  • Excellent grammar, editing, writing and re-writing skills;
  • A wordsmith who can provide error-free editorial content that is media-ready
  • Ability to recognize the key messages of clients and offer effective ways to convey them to the relevant target audience
  • Capable of rapidly handling industry-specific research to add value to the editorial content and other communication materials for the teams
  • Completely thorough with local, regional and global current-affairs
  • Quick with computers especially skilled in MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Organization APCO Worldwide
Industry Journalism / Content / Editing Jobs
Occupational Category English Writer
Job Location Dubai,UAE
Shift Type Morning
Job Type Full Time
Gender No Preference
Career Level Intermediate
Experience 3 Years
Posted at 2021-07-09 1:20 am
Expires on 2023-01-04