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Head of Media & Public Relations (Newsroom)



Ref: GP186-4189

Job description / Role

We have an exciting opportunity for an Editor-In-Chief (Head of Media and Public Relations) to work within the Internal Newsroom of this large organisation in Qatar. This is a new strategic role where you will act as the focal point for all storytelling for the organisation across the local and international community. This exciting role reports to the Director of External Communication and works closely with the Communication Strategy Board, ensuring the Newsroom produces and publishes impactful communication internally and externally.

Key accountabilities include but will not be limited too; managing a team of 30+ employees whilst acting as the focal point between the Channel and Topic Managers (internal and external) ensuring all communication is in line with the organisations vision, mission and strategy. You will lead and report on the communication strategy and projects; supervise all newsroom activities, story-mining, messaging and design, and align with the communication strategy. You will guide media topics and prioritize topics/stories/activities for daily, weekly and monthly publications; lead the development of the annual business plans and budgets for the Newsroom and oversee the budget. You will also represent the media newsroom acting as the organisations spokesperson with both internal and external stakeholders and proactively keeping up-to-date with the both the organisations internal changes, inter-country and international topics translating them into communication opportunities.


The successful candidate should be an Editor-In-Chief or Senior Editor of a media newsroom or will have worked within a large (3000+) organisation in a Senior PR/Media/Communication role. You should have a Degree in PR, mass media, marketing, communications or journalism with at least 8-10 years of relevant full-time work experience in professional writing and publication production, 3 years of which will be a senior level having lead change management initiatives and crisis management communication. You should have computer skills in Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, and MS Office.

About the Company

The Charterhouse brand and business was launched in Dubai and the Middle East in April 2004 by a team of international recruiters and management consultants, after its inception in Sydney, Australia in September 2003. Charterhouse Middle East is now positioned as the leading regional recruiter within its area of disciplines and functional markets.

Charterhouse offers professional and bespoke contingency and retained search services to all sectors of the market. Service quality is guaranteed, thanks to a particular focus on flexibility. Charterhouse was the first international search and selection business to establish Dubai as its base. The growth in the Middle East region has been mirrored by Charterhouse globally, with offices now in Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

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Public Relations Officer salaries in Qatar

Average monthly compensation
QAR 8,000

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