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Senior PR Executive Middle East (Contractor)


2 - 4 years Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Any Nationality

, Posted on May 9, 2018 1 Opening

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As part of Oracle's employment process candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment screening process, prior to an offer being made. This will involve identity and employment verification, salary verification, professional references, education verification and professional qualifications and memberships (if applicable).

Industry Type : IT - Software Services
Functional Area : Advertising / Media Planning / PR

Desired Candidate Profile

Oracle is seeking a Senior PR executive to support its strategic communication initiatives in the Middle East.
The individual would be responsible for supporting integrated communications activity focused on various audiences including CEO, CIO, CMO, CFO, CHRO besides also supporting other ongoing PR activities across all Oracle businesses.
As a key role within Oracle EMEA, the individual in this position will report directly to the Corporate Communications Director Middle East and Africa. The position is based in Dubai.
Primary Tasks

Work with the local communications team to help implement Oracle communications strategy in the Middle East, with the goal of positioning Oracle at the forefront of enterprise cloud computing.

Foster strong relationships with editors / journalists with a focus on business and broadcast media, as well as IT and vertical media and bloggers to help deliver the Oracle story.

Work with the local communications team to deliver clear and consistent messaging in the media and influencer landscape to promote Oracle's strategy, innovation and customer successes.

Support local communications team to identify and create story lines that can gain the interest of business and IT press and have the media relations and skills to drive those out.

Be a digital native in terms of having the ability to see opportunities to put a digital wrap around PR activities and help design and implement social campaigns.

Ability to package and re-package content to give it the maximum opportunity for optimum visibility.

Work with the Corporate Communications Director to direct and manage PR agency resources to create and execute integrated campaigns.

In addition, be involved with active, hands on implementation of the plan, including: agency management; drafting/editing press releases; full proactive media relations; developing customer and/or partner success stories for PR deployment; producing media kits; planning and executing media conferences; leveraging digital and social media techniques to complement traditional PR and crisis management.

Utilise and adhere to internal tools and processes to manage swift approval of news distribution and reporting.

While a university degree is not required, drive, common sense, initiative and curiosity are.

Approximately 3 - 4 years PR experience.

Established relationships with key media across business and IT press in the Middle East.

Prior experience in the cloud/enterprise software/IT industry is essential; no less than 2 years of high-tech PR experience.

Strong written and verbal communications skills, experience in developing and editing materials in support of PR activities (such as press releases, pitches, bylined articles, PR plans).

Strong written and spoken Arabic language skills preferred.


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Oracle is a global provider of an integrated array of applications, storage, databases, servers, and cloud technologies to cater to the needs of the modern businesses. Oracle simplifies IT with its integrated, open and complete business software and hardware systems. The company offers a broad range of cloud deployment, software and system models to meet the unique needs of every business. Headquartered in San Francisco, USA, Oracle has successfully marked its presence in the wider regions including the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Americas, and Asia Pacific. With more than 420,000 customers across 145 countries, the organization’s services enable companies to optimize their technology resources and investments.

Through the years, the company has been recognized by its partners, users, trade publications and the technology industry with several awards for its outstanding business practices and offerings. At Oracle, career opportunities are ample for the talented and dedicated people who want to help the organization’s customers around the globe. The company employs over 135,000 employees around the globe, including 18,000 consulting experts, 40,000 developers and engineers, and 16,000 support personnel. The organization offers an excellent opportunity to work in a diverse and flexible culture and experience the unmatched benefits such as training, development and learning opportunities to grow at all the levels of career.

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