Job Objectives

Drive and manage all aspects of media relations across Milaha

Key Roles & Responsibilities
  • Prepare and maintain a comprehensive database of validated and categorized media contacts with all relevant details.
  • Act as an accessible resource that is available for press inquiries on both regular days of business and moments of sudden change or emergencies.
  • Assist senior manager, corporate communications in preparing a proactive stakeholder engagement plan, towards establishing and maintaining cordial relationships with media contacts, agencies and networks in target markets.
  • Arrange interviews and other speaking engagements for Milaha’s designated spokespersons with media outlets.
  • Develop, write,draft, and edit key messages in line with Milaha’s communications strategy including annual reports, press releases, articles, speeches, contents and brochures and annual newsletter.
  • Assist in organizing press conferences within agreed timelines and budget. Takes ownership for the preparation of press kits and coordinating other arrangements.
  • Review and monitor print and electronic media for news and advertisements that are industry related and/or company specific and taker ownership of the development and production of media monitoring reports.
  • Maintain a comprehensive record of external media requests and request log, in addition to keeping a press release archive.
  • Provide input for social media content development to maximize use of our social media channels
  • Establish good relationships and rapport with media houses
  • Source representatives and media personalities for the benefit of improving the image and reputation within Qatar and the region.
  • Coordinate with concerned departments to compile, edit, translate internal and/or external messaging content and communication related text,. press releases, interview guides with answers, documentaries, FAQs, media profiles, biographies, among others
  • Follow specified systems, processes and procedures, implemented in the workplace, to ensure compliance with legal, regulatory, and other requirements/standards.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Media, Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism or any related field.
  • Experience of 5 years in Media, Marketing, Communication or a related field with a diverse network.
  • Ability to take ownership of projects, as well as effectively managing multiple stakeholders.
  • Trained in mass media tools and have a strong understanding of group psychology.
  • GCC/Middle East experience a plus.
  • Willing to work occasional evening and weekends, Ability to deal and interact with cross geographical agencies and media.
  • Ability to deal effectively with emergencies and crisis.
  • Strong collaborative interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Proficient with MS Office, including word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Superior accuracy, attention to detail, creativity, time-management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, fluency in Arabic is essential.