Intern (Arabic Speaking) – PGI

The role

The intern may be required to carry out all or some of the following key tasks within the International team:

  • Tracking issues in the media, relevant to designated clients.
  • Sourcing and preparing detailed draft media analysis reports for approval by relevant Account Executives and Account Managers;
  • Researching and sourcing information as directed by Account Executives and Account Managers for designated client projects;
  • Management of press cuttings, including preparing monthly/quarterly coverage books;
  • Preparing activity reports for clients;
  • Helping to draft press releases, opinion articles, website copy, background material etc;
  • Conducting ring rounds, and building journalist contacts;
  • Preparing journalist biographies and briefing notes for clients;
  • Preparing and maintaining media distribution lists for press releases;
  • Researching and managing forward calendars of key media and current affairs events relevant to designated clients.

Person specification:

You must:

  • Have the ability to conduct comprehensive analysis of information to tight deadlines ensuring accuracy and relevance;
  • Have excellent writing skills;
  • Be logical, creative and flexible in the appraisal of problems;
  • Be proficient in the use of research and Internet tools and word processing;
  • Have experience of using social media platforms in a professional capacity;
  • Be able to take direction and report progress on your work with others;
  • Be organised and able to manage your own workload.

Qualifications and skills:

You must:

  • You must have a Degree (with a minimum of a 2:1 or equivalent). This is likely to be in a research-oriented social science or arts, e.g. politics, history, economics and English;
  • You must be fluent in modern standard Arabic. Other foreign language skills are desirable, especially in French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and German;
  • Knowledge and enthusiasm for the media and international affairs is essential;
  • Experience of Public Affairs, politics and campaigning is an advantage;
  • Experience in journalism, blogging and social media is an advantage.
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