Senior English Editor (Abu Dhabi)

Public Relations Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Position at Weber Shandwick


The role: This role will appeal to someone who has an editorial mindset as well as a healthy curiosity about the UAE’s financial sector.

Key responsibilities

  • Writing, proofreading, and editing corporate communications across both internal and external channels
  • Editorial ideation and client advisory
  • Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to deliver high quality content

Day-to-day tasks would entail but not limited to:

  • Writing and editing content for internal messages, media announcements, thought leadership communications, and brand messaging
  • Interacting with client and business experts to extract editorial relevant information and opportunities
  • Interviewing client experts as a basis for op-eds, press released and other content
  • Writing clear, thoughtful, and consistent content for media outlets with an ability to communicate complex information for diverse audiences
  • Drafting speaker notes for speeches and presentations
  • Editing content and documents prepared by others to ensure correct and concise communications
  • Assist marketing and communications teams in drafting collaterals such as video scripts and social media posts

Key skills/qualifications/experience

  • Writing, journalism, and economic research
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail
  • Personable and diplomatic in client facing scenarios
  • Strong interest and knowledge of the banking industry and stakeholders within the UAE’s economic development story
  • Thought leadership writing, in particular CEO and other senior leadership communications
  • An ability to learn and apply new knowledge across specialist topics