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Job description / Role

Employment: Contract

This role is for EXPO 2020 - 4-5 month contract
Open to Immediately Available and UAE based candidates.

As Reporter (English) – Communications you will play a key role in the Expo News Service team, working with internal and external stakeholders to write and edit content for external and internal purposes and take part in supporting Expo’s strategic objectives.

Strategic Responsibilities:
• Ensure the consistency of the Expo 2020 Dubai's editorial style.
• Provide quality output from the Expo News Service and press office

Operational Responsibilities:
• Maintain Expo 2020 Dubai’s editorial guidelines and ensure consistent style, tone and messaging across all external communications
• Generate news proactively to push to media – able to spot and prepare newsworthy press releases, photo and video captions
• Write editorial for identified features on key topics – sustainability, SDG goals, women, youth, architecture etc.
• Capture flash quotes and soundbites
• Write by-lines for Expo spox
• Write photo captions
• Assist with social media posts if required
• Work closely with the Media Liaison Officers to help generate positive press coverage of Expo 2020 Dubai, staffing interviews as required
• Coordinate with other teams to fulfill tasks in a timely manner

Requirements

• Native level of written and spoken English
• 5+ years’ experience in journalism, able to write quickly and accurately
• Expert level of written English, with the ability to produce clean and accurate material on deadline
• Excellent experience in writing copy
• Experienced in working quickly and to deadline
• Excellent attention to detail
• Experience in communications planning, media engagement, and social media
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Planning and organisation
• Cool under pressure
• Flexible attitude
• Initiative and a self-starter

Desirable:
• Good knowledge of nation and region, its culture, traditions and political landscape
• Additional language skills – verbal and written
• A BA degree or equivalent in journalism or a relevant subject

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