Posted Date: Mar 08, 2018
Expiry Date: Unlimited
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External Communications Manager (UAE National)
To develop strategic communications initiatives and media relations activities to further Nawah Energy Company’s reputation as a world-class nuclear energy provider. To support Nawah’s corporate image by promoting its strategy, giving visibility to its business, products or corporate announcements and by enhancing Nawah’s reputation with its external stakeholders.
Plan, create and implement short and long-term strategies to improve Nawah Energy Company’s bottom line and achievements.
Develop and deliver a Nawah external communications plan, aligned to the strategic objectives of the business and liaise with internal communications to ensure one cohesive plan.
Report progress monthly to key stakeholders which include leadership team, account managers, sales and marketing.
Develop speaker programs with relevant materials to support and guide spokes persons.
Develop, implement and drive execution of corporate media relations plans and reputation strategies.
Develop strategic positioning opportunities and storyline pitches associated with larger programming.
Devise strategic and tactical communications initiatives to drive business results, and protect and enhance the brand and reputation of the company.
Work closely with Internal Communications to ensure that key external announcements, campaigns etc. are fully communicated to all staff in a timely, creative and effective way.
Explore global best practices and introducing original and imaginative approaches to communication challenges
Introduce tactical campaigns to drive home the ‘Culture of Safety’.
Cross Functional Awareness
Understand and effectively work with and communicate in a multi-cultural, multi-discipline working environment with an aim to achieve better results company wide.
Collaborate with other departments in the communications function to ensure consistent representation of initiatives across all audiences and channels.
Implement communications milestones to operationalize the communications plan and align activities to business objectives.
Use metrics to evaluate the impact and results of internal/ external communications strategies and initiatives.
Integrate new communication approaches.
Leverage automation and/ or operations tools as much as possible.
Partner with Nawah Energy Company media leads and agencies in the region to ensure consistent and locally relevant communications.
Support and manage effective crisis communication policies and procedures, consult on all incidents and events, and participate in managing through crises and crisis aftermath as needed, including writing of customer communications and other external messaging.
Build and maintain collaborative relationships with key stakeholders, including advocacy groups, and professional and industry organizations such as WANO, IAEA, and FANR.
Serve as Nawah Energy Company representative on related communications consortiums.
Connect external events and issues impacting the Nuclear Energy industry and influence Nawah Energy Company’s communication strategies.
Support management of public relations agency and define media relations scope of work.
Create “Best in Class’ media channels and communication tools that include press materials and online newsroom content.
Support press and media relations activities that appropriately position Nawah in business print, broadcast, electronic media, and social media
Work with Government Affairs to identify and communicate with interest groups, policy makers and local government, on policy and issues specific to them.
Digital Strategy or Content Management
Coordinate with other members to curate, edit and write content for Nawah websites; own brand and partner emails; newsletters; campaigns; social media channels and blogs which includes 3rd parties.
Define strategy and execution plan to elevate Nawah Energy Company’s on-line reputation and perception.
And number of other responsibilities in other fields.
Bachelor degree in Public Relations, Corporate Communications, Journalism or related field
10 years of corporate communications experience with with substantial experience in government relations, media relations and brand development
Broad experience developing and executing strategic communications plans and correlating metrics.
Established relationships with key media contacts across all mediums (print, broadcast, online, etc.) highly desirable
Experience with arranging and executing internal events on large scales as well as dealing with VIP protocol and visits
Experience within the energy industry is a plus
Has extensive experience with and has been trained on crisis communications