Domestic Relations Specialist - Public Relations

Saudi Arabia
02 Nov 2016
01 Mar 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Req Number: 14115BR
Position Description:
We are currently seeking a Domestic Relations Specialist to work in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The Domestic Relations Specialist works with Saudi Aramco business lines to plan, implement, and evaluate media communications programs to support business objectives, and protect and build the company's reputation.

The Domestic Relations Specialist writes and distributes press materials in an effort to build and maintain an effective media relations network with domestic media representatives.
Minimum Requirements:
Essential: A bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, or journalism in Arabic.

A minimum 15+ years of experience in journalism as disc-man or higher level, communications, public relations, or media relations, gained from either news, a public relations agency, or in-house communications setting; ideally in the energy sector.

Native Arabic speaker, with an excellent Arabic and English language oral and written communications ability.

Confident communicator and presenter.

Strong corporate acumen and understanding of business drivers.

Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects and initiatives, and respond calmly to changing situations.

Able to simplify complex issues and act sensitively on confidential issues.

Strong interpersonal and proven teamwork skills.

Strong understanding of domestic media, including in Middle East region, and interest in domestic affairs.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Develop core support materials required for communications plans: press releases, media response, feature stories, official letters, briefing documents, Q&As, etc.

Able to confidently interact with senior and executive management to develop, refine, improve, implement, and evaluate communications plans.

Ensure materials are well prepared to enable consistent Saudi Aramco standards and ensures systematic adherence to Saudi Aramco processes.

Support the unit's media outreach including organizing and conducting media gathering events and opinion leader visit programs, receiving and evaluating media requests, communicating with concerned Saudi Aramco business lines to get the required input, and preparing related materials.

Prepare monthly status reports about every individual medium.

Prepare weekly report about the media relations activities.

Prepare opinion leaders biodata.

Prepare events media kits.

Invite media and opinion leaders for company events.

Support with issues management.

Update the Domestic Relations Event Calendar.

Support the company crisis communications requirements.
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