Facebook Communications Manager, MENA/Turkey in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.
Facebook is looking for an experienced Corporate Communications Manager to lead our proactive and reactive projects in Middle East and North Africa as well as managing Communications for Turkey. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in corporate, consumer and product communications, crisis management, working with senior executives and will be able to balance handling a combination of breaking news and real time requests with managing strategic corporate projects and product announcements. The ability to combine strategy and flawless execution, ruthlessly prioritise and work on a number of projects at once will be essential.
Lead the PR strategy, plans, programs and budgets based on brand image, sales objectives and company goals
Provide guidance and assistance in implementing PR strategies and programs to external agencies
Provide mentorship and support for business leaders
Work cross-functionally with product, platform, policy, business, marketing and other international PR team members on individual media opportunities and broader programs
Support brand/corporate reputation through crisis/issues effective management
Proactively identify and pitch stories that showcase Facebook's culture and business
Prepare briefing materials and manage executive spokespeople
Educate press, bloggers, analysts and influencers about core Facebook products and initiatives
Undergraduate or equivalent qualification is preferable
Strong communication skills
Solid professional experience, in communications or journalism
Deep media relationships
Demonstrated ability to plan and deliver multi-Country campaigns and projects through collaborative and multi-disciplinary teamwork
Expertise in managing people and teams
Expertise in managing PR agencies and contractors
Strong project management and decision-making skills
Superb English verbal and written communications skills.
Fluency in Arabic and English essential
Applications must be submitted in English