PR and Content Executive Jobs in Dubai at Savills

Title: PR and Content Executive

Company: Savills

Location: Dubai

Contract type


Full time / part time

Full time


Marketing & Business Development


Dubai, UAE

Role / Team Overview

The RoleAn exciting opportunity has emerged for a PR and Content Executive to join the highly regarded Marketing & Business Development team at Savills Middle East. The position is based in Dubai and reports into the Associate Director – Marketing and Communications.

Savills business in the Middle East is constantly building in scale, experience and capabilities and your involvement would be a vital part of how we will continue to win market share. The main objective of the role is to elevate the visibility and impact of the Savills brand and its experts in the public domain. This will be achieved through a combination of efforts including the creation and release of research-backed content, media outreach, spokesperson profiling, reputation management etc.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in PR and content development. They will need to show initiative, be self-motivated, efficient, proactive and creative. A ‘can do’ mindset, the ability to work under pressure and be able to prioritise effectively is important. This role will be based in Dubai but will support a regional business that spans six countries.

Key Responsibilities

Draft press releases, inbound interview responses with inputs from Savills SMEs & other communication material as necessary for dissemination to the press

Develop and maintain a PR plan whilst including planned global & local research launches & thought leadership pieces

Develop media relations strategy, pitching bespoke story angles & secure high-level placements & interviews in print, broadcast, and online media to increase company visibility

Review, with the wider team, key messages & regional strategy to be used in the development of PR content

Create and maintain list of targeted local and regional media titles and key contacts across different tiers, markets & industries that complement the Savills business

Build connections with media & key journalists through a mix of channels, from traditional to digital and social

Develop and maintain press kit, updating with new content where relevant & review/maintain current materials

Forecast news cycles and identify areas of trending public interest, exploring opportunities for comment where possible

Maintain an events calendar where Savills can participate in speaking opportunities/offer insights for related news stories

Plan media support and attendance at events (media round tables, press conferences, trade shows or webinars)

Understand the competitive landscape to identify areas of strengths & opportunities

Help establish crisis strategies and contain any damage

Use media monitoring tools and software to generate insightful reports on reach and impact of press activities & understand ROI

Review Arabic language translation of content received from translation agency

Aid marketing team and Savills SMEs in drafting other content as necessary (blog posts, op-eds, scripts for videos & podcasts, internal comms, website content)

Coordinate content requirements of special projects of interest to the Savills business

Help Research team in finalising reports through proofreading & sub-editing

Participate in regular meetings with key spokespeople of Savills to identify content themes & story ideas

Update social media team on content releases to ensure alignment in marketing activit…

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