English Editor Jobs in Abu Dhabi at APCO Worldwide

Title: English Editor

Company: APCO Worldwide

Location: Abu Dhabi


Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an award-winning, independently owned global communication and business strategy firm with offices in major cities throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. APCO combines a global perspective with local expertise to help clients around the world manage challenges, opportunities, perceptions and reputations. APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and nonprofit organizations; and many of the top companies on the Fortune 500. The firm is a majority women-owned business.

As an English Editor you will have a comprehensive knowledge of corporate and media-related communications, as well as digital and social media communications opportunities. You will act as a final quality control check for all communication materials including – but not limited to – press releases, media invites, opinion editorials, speeches, talking points and digital copy before they are disseminated to the media and/or published on client channels. Joining us at the start of a major project, the English Editor will be a responsive, responsible and authoritative self-starter who can write original, compelling content across all platforms and, vitally, contribute across the project management team with coherent strategic inputs.

Primary Responsibilities

Assist various client teams in writing news releases, media invites, Q&As, speeches, features, bios and other communication material such as corporate/business presentations in PPT or other such software

Review, edit and rewrite all written material (to include traditional, digital, and social media content) as required by team members

Ability to understand the requirements of various teams and convey the client’s key messages adequately and appropriately through effective use of language

Support teams by providing error-free media-worthy material

Consult and guide client-handling teams on matters related to media requests

Interact with team members and support them in building accurate communication measures

Efficiently manage deadline-oriented workflow of releases, invites and requests from various team members on a daily basis

Contribute to the development of new concepts, techniques or ideas at brainstorming sessions

Support the project manager in ensuring that resources are in place to cover delivery of all written deliverables

Role Requirements

Literature/Journalism/Communications with a minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in English writing, editing or equivalent in a previous agency

Excellent grammar, editing, writing and re-writing skills;

Fluent in English

A wordsmith who is proficient enough to provide error-free releases/invites that can be accepted by the media

Ability to recognize the key messages of clients and offer effective ways to forcefully convey those messages

Capable of rapidly handling industry-specific research to add value to the releases and other communication material for the teams

Completely thorough with local, regional and global current-affairs

Quick with computers especially skilled in MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Work Conditions

The physical abilities needed to perform the duties of this position, in addition to the office climate:

Office environment is general office setting

Some travel may be required

Must reside in Abu Dhabi or be willing to relocate

Willing to work additional or irregular hours as needed and allowed by local regulations

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