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Deputy Media Officer

Big Fish Recruitment

Dubai, UAE

Ref: RP281-377

Job description / Role

Employment: Contract

Deputy Media Officer – Dubai EXPO 2020

BigFish Recruitment are a Dubai based recruitment and HR consultancy company. On behalf of our client ServeU, who have been appointed as the HR Services and Staffing provider to the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, we are seeking talented individuals to work in the United Kingdom’s Pavilion at the Dubai EXPO 2020 event. Visitors to the Pavilion will be provided with an interactive, high tech visitor experience.

We are currently seeking a Deputy Media Officer to join the UK Pavilion team. The role of the Deputy Media Officer will be to support the Pavilion Media Officer to deliver a coordinated media function for their presence at Expo 2020

Working Hours:
9am to 6pm (including breaks) 5 days a week on a rotating schedule to cover a 7 day operation
Weekend work will be required.

Key Tasks and Duties:
• Liaising closely with the Embassy press team and the UK based communications team, providing a coordinated media offer for the UK presence at Expo 2020
• Acting as the press office for the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, UK Pavilion Director and Deputy Director.
• Setting up interviews, briefing the interviewee, establishing contact with the media, fielding requests for interviews.


Skills/Competencies required:
• An excellent command of the local language(s) and English. Other languages would be an advantage
• A good understanding of the local media landscape and be experienced in dealing with a variety of media and media channels
• A collaborative attitude and be able to build and maintain wide ranging networks
• A good communicator, flexible and excellent team player.
• To work with the DIT Sponsorship Team to help promote the sponsor in kind products and with the other sponsors to help promote / amplify their on-pavilion event
• To work with the DIT Events Team to actively seek out opportunities to advertise the public and business facing events on the Pavilion and the wider UK presence.
• To handle film crews and help in the production of social media content.
• Perform duties whilst adhering to Expo 2020 Covid-19 guidelines and SOPs as instructed during the training and as laid out in the staff handbook

In return you will be provided with a competitive salary plus other benefits and the opportunity of a lifetime to work on such a world-renowned iconic event in what promises to be one of the stand out Exhibition Pavilions.

About the Company


Our aim is to provide our clients and candidates with a consistent, quality service that goes beyond the norm, giving them peace of mind and complete trust in our ability to meet their needs.


Big Fish consultants specialise in their fields and have extensive experience in the region and beyond. We take pride in our knowledge and network and believe that our relationships are built on trust and integrity and are made for the long term.


At Big Fish, as well as caring for the people we work with, we also care about the world and environment we live in, that's why Big Fish support initiatives that promote human welfare, environmental protection and sustainability.

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