Area Manager, Public Relations Full Time

Dubayy [Dubai], United Arab Emirates | Diploma | 1 - 3 years | Full Time | Male or Female | Public Relations and Communications | Hospitality/Leisure

Job Summary
  • Develop communication strategies and execute public relations programs within the UAE hotels within local, regional, and international markets as appropriate.
  • Act as spokesperson for the UAE hotels and as a member of the crisis management team.
  • Initiate, schedule and plan local and international media familiarization trips with local tourism bodies and airline partners.
  • Compile and maintain a viable media database with routine engagement to ensure that it is current and up to date.
  • Work with the ADPR on all outlet related promotions, from promotional information gathering to media photo shoot requirements
  • Work with corporate Public Relations to develop and execute brand initiatives
  • Write and disseminate press kits, releases, editors’ advisories, calendar listings.
  • Update Public Relation newsroom and keep corporate Public Relations and agencies informed of all news.
  • Develop and build positive relationships with media and industry partners in key markets.
  • Develop joint, regional and national promotional opportunities with other hotels.
  • Develop and maintain all media lists and contact information.
  • Maintain an up-to-date photo and video library, including a photographic record of all media and special events.
  • Maintain an annual budget and administer that budget in a fiscally, responsible manner.
  • Balance operational, administrative and Colleague needs.
  • Follow departmental policies and procedures.

Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements
  • Minimum two years experience in Marketing/Communications, preferably in a hotel environment.
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and Database management software.
  • The successful candidate will be an extremely organized, detail-oriented, professional, and a self-motivated team-player with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure and manage stakeholder expectations of from each property.
  • Experience with/contacts within UAE/GCC media marketplace is an asset.
  • PR agency experience is an asset.
  • University/College degree in a related discipline required.
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities.
  • Highly responsible & reliable
  • Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times.
  • Previous leadership experience within public relations required
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