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Job Vacancy

Head Of Communications ME

Job ID
1098263
Job Posted On
25 August 2019
Job Industry
Insurance
Job Category
MANAGERIAL
Job Location
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Career Level
Executive Level - 2 To 8 Yrs Of Experience
Desired Candidate's Job Profile (Job Requirements)
Description of role 

As the Head of Communications for Middle East (ME), you will develop and implement strategic communication plans and projects which support the business in order to contribute to the execution of the Communication content strategy for both internal and external audiences across all channels including paid, earned, shared and owned media. 

Your main responsibilities will involve:
Support and contribute to the development and implementation of integrated communication plans and programs in support of business strategy 
Provide communication support for strategic priorities and business projects in line with communication standards, processes and governance 
Ensure all communication activities and messages support business objectives 
Develops and takes ownership of integrated plans contributing to wider projects supporting business objectives 

Integrated communication (topic owner and content producer):
Recommend, develop and deliver high quality strategic and tactical communication solutions understanding the audience and identifying the appropriate vehicle and format for communication 
Effectively manages business and communication-related compliance and regulation 
Thinks strategically, plans creatively and delivers consistently a range of communication materials to support the business area on all channels 
Oversees the maintenance of up-to-date and relevant information in all communication channels including online and print 
Build and manage relationships and support strategic business partnering for communications solution 
Diagnoses and develops recommendations to solve business unit/customer communication issues 
Ensure measurement and reporting on all actives and activations and support tracking on all channels 

Media relations add-ons specific add-ons:
Plan, develop and implement media relations programs for business areas in collaboration with key business stakeholders 
Primary public relations/media relations support for customer service and services in all Business Units and Support Units and for any related programs or events 
Supervise and/or drafting/updating Zurich issues´ statements 
Help identify and pursue speaking opportunities for Zurich spokespersons 
Ensuring message continuity by reviewing all releases, by line articles, presentations, etc. developed anywhere within Zurich 
Help coordinate the activities of outside public relations/media relations counsel 

Corporate publishing specific add-ons:
Plan and manage schedules for all Corporate Publishing’s projects, working with all parties involved to ensure timely delivery 
Lead the design, layout, photography, graphics and production aspects of Corporate Publishing’s projects, working closely with internal contributors and external agencies 
Fully understand Zurich’s brand identity guidelines and intellectual property rights in connection with visual assets 
Source engaging photographs from specialist photographers and stock libraries, and help to maintain Zurich’s photographic databases in collaboration with the Brand Marketing team 
Contribute to the creation of videos by colleagues in Group Marketing & Communications 

Academic Skills and Professional Experience 
Degree in communications, journalism, marketing, PR or related fields 
7 or more years of experience in Communications 
Experience in developing and implementing strategic communications plan 
Advanced writing and related publication skills 
Creative 

Additional Information 

Primary work location is Emaar Square Building 6. 
 
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