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In-Kingdom Communications Advisor

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Posted on January 14, 2020

7 - 8 years Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia

Any Graduation, Other(Other). Any Nationality

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Position Summary:
The In-Kingdom Communications Advisor is responsible for devising and delivering communications plans to support KAUST s mission, strategic goals and to grow KAUST s national and regional reputation. This includes development of both written copy and multimedia assets for use on multiple platforms with a focus on digital channels. Writing stories and promoting news items to the In-Kingdom media, both digital and traditional, will be a core duty. Coordinating communications activity and campaigns with internal and external partners will also feature. Supporting KAUST presence at international and in-kingdom events and exhibitions through the development of event specific message and content will also form part of this role.
This is a role for a contemporary storyteller who can bring flair and creativity to the task of promoting KAUST to multiple audiences In-Kingdom, regionally and globally.
Major Responsibilities:
• Develop and create written and multimedia content for press releases, op-eds, interviews, websites and social media
• Coordinate media interviews
• Develop a network of media contacts across In-Kingdom, Arabic and international media
• Maintain relationships and coordinate with communications leads with partner organizations
• Work with the design and video teams on multimedia material such as concepts, storyboards and scripts for videos, animations, exhibits, and displays
• Write, review and proofread content to ensure accuracy in digital and media materials
• Devise and deliver communication plans in close collaboration with the Senior In-Kingdom Media Manager
• Be a core part of the GBC team and help promote communications best practice for KAUST.
• Ability to write press releases, developing targeted media lists and pitch stories to journalists
• Excellent written English ideally in academic media context
• Ability to network and build relationships with stakeholders
• Creative sense of graphic design and multimedia with experience briefing and working with designers and video editors to create multi-media content
• Thorough working knowledge of major digital platforms and best practice
• Ability to developing marketing collateral to support events such as content for booth displays, interactive exhibits, digital assets and video content
• Excellent editing of written content for grammar, spelling and syntax (Arabic & English)
• High degree of written and oral communication skills and excellent knowledge of plain language principles.
Qualifications & Experience:
• Minimum requirement of a Bachelor s degree in Journalism, Communications, or a related discipline
• Master degree or postgraduate education in a related discipline
• Minimum 7 years of directly related experience.
• Experience working in academic communications function
• Experience working in a fast paced national communications function
• Experience working as part of an interdisciplinary marketing communications department
• Experience identifying and developing news stories of national scale and impact
• Experience developing and maintaining stakeholder relationships internally and externally
• Experience writing press releases, media reports and developing relationships with the media
• Experience of implementing integrated media campaigns, including digital, social and traditional media
• Experience managing corporate attendance at major exhibitions and media events
• Experience of implementing and evaluating a multi-faceted communications strategy

Education / Training / Teaching / Academics

Telecom Engineering / Communications Engineering


In-Kingdom Communications Advisor


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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Founded in 2014, American Academy is one of the leading educational support service providers in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The institute has certified native English teachers, and specialized ESL courses, and specializes in –

• Corporate English training

• Curriculum devel opment

• Exam preparation

• Military DLI English

• Technical vocational training

American Academy strives to offer quality education to the students in the most professional manner, while nurturing their potential. It is committed to supporting Kingdom's Saudi 2030 Vision program with its cutting-edge techniques and technologically-driven curricula. The institute invites applications from dedicated teaching professionals who can impart quality education and contribute to shaping up the future of the students.

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