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Edelman Jobs in Abu Dhabi - Account Manager - Financial Communications

Edelman Jobs in Abu Dhabi - Account Manager - Financial Communications

The Role

An opportunity has arisen for an Account Manager to work within the Financial Communications team based in our Abu Dhabi or Dubai office. The Account Manager’s primary day-to-day role will be to oversee account programs and be the daily contact with clients, providing them with both strategic counsel and tactical implementation.

The successful candidate will have strong news judgment, a healthy interest in financial and business news, will be confident thinking on their feet, and be able to produce media materials of the highest standard.

They will be leading major activities for accounts, managing teams to deliver results and ensuring work is of high quality with and solid project management skills.  They will also be helping to develop program plans, ensuring activity meets client business objectives. The successful candidate will be a mentor to junior team members, providing them with guidance on their career development.

This is an exciting role where the successful candidate can expect to grow and be challenged on a daily basis, including briefing media on a company earnings announcements, speaking regularly with business editors, advising heads of investor relations, CFOs and CEOs, and supporting the global Edelman Fincomms network, including on cross-border capital markets transactions.

In return, the successful candidate can look forward to a significant amount of coaching, training and career development in a growing specialism. They will also be joining a vibrant Edelman Middle East team at a time when we are investing in our people and growing our client base.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing accounts and being responsible for the overall quality and delivery of programmes ensuring client’s strategic goals are met
  • Daily client counsel, including problem solving
  • Drafting and editing press releases, op-eds, and social media content
  • Maintaining a healthy interest and providing expertise on the key business stories and issues in the Middle East and in international financial media.
  • Develop and edit written documents that are on message and tailored to audience; documents will include slides, proposals, plans, budgets, and issues management documents
  • Keeping abreast of new developments, trends and opportunities for both clients and the wider industry
  • Line management and people development, including recruitment
  • Leading and participating part in new business ventures, including pitching

Requirements:

  • In depth local knowledge of the market, including regional business developments impacting the UAE (+GCC) and a strong knowledge of the competitive environment
  • At least three years of relevant experience in communications, preferably at a PR agency
  • Superior writing and editing skills (in English and ideally in Arabic)
  • Presentation-development skills; project management skills; and consultative skills (including effective questioning, critical thinking, client management, etc.)
  • Ability to draft strategic client-facing internal and external communications plans and proposals
  • Passion for client service and team work
  • Ability to multi-task and manage a number of projects/work assignments simultaneously to tight deadlines
  • Understanding of budgeting client programmes, including budget development, management, resourcing and forecasting
  • Experience of working on Financial Communications and/or clients in the financial services sector would be a bonus

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