Content Strategists

Mid-level Communication Professionals Dubai, United Arab Emirates


The Company

Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an award-winning, independently owned global communication and business strategy firm with more than 30 offices in major cities throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia – with a diverse global team of more than 800 experts.

APCO combines a global perspective with local expertise to help clients around the world manage challenges, opportunities, perceptions and reputations. APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and nonprofit organizations; and six of the top 10 companies on the Fortune 500. The firm is a majority women-owned business and has been named the “Best EMEA Network to Work For, 2017” and “Public Affairs Agency of the Year, 2017” by the Holmes Report.

The Role

We are looking for a Content Strategists to join the Arab Region, as a Content Strategist you will have knowledge in comprehensive corporate and media-related communications, Act as a final check-point for communication materials including news releases, media invites and feature stories before disseminating to the media

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist various client teams in writing news releases, media invites, Q&As, speeches, features, bios and other internal communication material such as corporate/business presentations in PPT or other such software
  • Review, edit and rewrite all messages 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
  • Suggest, tip and guide client-handling teams on matters related to media requests
  • Interact with the 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

Requirements

  • Ideally, a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in English Literature/Journalism/Communications with a minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in 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 is proficient enough to provide error-free releases/invites that can be accepted by the media
  • Ability to recognize the key messages of clients and offer effective ways to forcefully convey those messages
  • Capable of rapidly handling industry-specific research to add value to the releases and other communication material for the teams
  • Completely thorough with local, regional and global current-affairs
  • Quick with computers especially skilled in MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

About us

Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an award-winning, independent global communication and business strategy firm with more than 30 offices in major cities throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia – and a diverse global team of more than 800 experts.

APCO combines a global perspective with local expertise to help clients around the world manage challenges, opportunities, perceptions and reputations. APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and nonprofit organizations; and six of the top 10 companies on the Fortune 500. The firm is a majority women-owned business and has been named the “Best Place to Work, 2018” by PRWeek and the “Global Public Affairs Agency of the Year, 2018” by the Holmes Report.

The Middle East region is home to over 200 APCO consultants who speak more than 30 languages. APCO works with large governments, semi-government organizations and major corporate entities to manage their reputations and navigate one of the most complex political and socioeconomic landscapes in the world.

Across the region, APCO consistently delivers innovative solutions for clients, including BOT (build-operate-transfer) expertise and License to Operate services. The Middle East offices also drive the ‘APCO AI Comms Lab’, a first-of-its-kind innovation center that utilizes artificial intelligence to build and protect the reputations of major global brands, governments and organizations.