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Senior Associate - 12 month FTC

The Team

Freuds Communications is a full-service strategic communications consultancy, with 35+ years’ experience delivering global media campaigns for countries, businesses, and NGOs. We are passionate about tackling climate change and ensuring our clients put sustainability and the UN Sustainable Development Goals at the heart of their work.

The Role

We are seeking an experienced Arabic-speaking Senior Associate to join our strategic communications team, to support the delivery and leadership of our work in the UAE on an initial 12-month, fixed term contract.. The successful candidate will work closely with the London team, reporting into the Associate Director in Abu Dhabi and will be seconded to our clients working alongside their teams in the Abu Dhabi offices.

It’s crucial that the successful candidate has an ability to provide counsel and embed with the client teams. Candidate must speak Arabic and English and bridge between the team in London and the UAE.

You will be the on-the-ground client support for Freuds and the Client. You will be a team player, get stuck in to ensure delivery within short timelines. You will have a key role in driving the communications narrative for local and international media, have a passion for media relations, partnerships and stakeholder management. Your outlook is positive, you are ambitious, organized, proactive, team orientated, collaborative and passionate about delivering work the agency and you can be proud of.

Key Responsibilities

  • Proactively grow client relationships by developing close working relationships with client teams and managing regular contact with them, both face-to-face and via video calls and emails;
  • Exceptional account direction skills, ensuring all workstreams are delivered on time and account teams are clear on roles and responsibilities
  • Work closely with your account team to ensure they are delivering high-quality work for the client and are developing their own knowledge base and skills
  • Helping develop action plans, assigning tasks to the team and otherwise implementing the client program; input into all work carried out and submitted to clients to ensure it is of the highest possible standard
  • Manage the drafting of communications materials such as press releases, spokesperson and stakeholder briefing documents, reference packs and tracking/managing client approvals;
  • Demonstrate passion and motivation to ensure best in class results for your clients, trouble-shooting problems and providing practical and sensible solutions
  • Act as a source of comprehensive knowledge and understanding about your client organisations and their associated market sectors and industries for the delivery of strategic communications counsel – in particular government and healthcare communications and policy
  • Should be comfortable running day-to-day client meetings and stakeholder conversations
  • Develop sophisticated media strategies and regularly manage and contribute to national media sell-ins, ensuring all coverage opportunities have been explored
  • Illustrate commerciality through the development of profitable budgets while also ensuring the project is delivered on budget
  • Proactively identify resourcing challenges and work with the senior management team to overcome these in a timely fashion to ensure client delivery is not impacted
  • Identify growth opportunities for clients via organic growth or helping to cross-sell additional Freuds services e.g. media training, content development, social media workshops
  • Proactively building internal and external networks with colleagues, opinion leaders, journalists, professional associations, online influencers and other relevant third parties

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

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