Senior Communications Manager

Dubai, United Arab EmiratesFull-time

Company Description

We are P.O.P

We are the world’s most personal music streaming service and make 53 million tracks available in over 180 countries. 

Behind the code and the pixels is our team of 500 music lovers, building something incredible together. Want in? If you’re looking for an adventure, not just a job, and you fancy seeing ideas come to life in a heartbeat, you’re in the right place.

We are P.O.P.: Passionate + Optimistic + Proud. Nothing can stop us

Job Description

  • Devising and rolling out Deezer communication campaigns and media events in priority MENA markets
  • Managing Deezer’s PR and social media team and agencies in MENA to rapidly grow awareness of Deezer and position the company as the leading top of mind streaming player in the region
  • Building and maintaining close relationships with key national music, tech, business and lifestyle media in Tier 1 and Tier 2 MENA markets, securing opportunities to tell the Deezer story
  • Creating and executing regional/local media pitch ideas & news calendar (outside of product news cycle) and overseeing localisation and local language execution in Tier 1 countries
  • Ensuring that the MENA PR activities cover proactive, reactive and opportunistic elements
  • Ensuring a 360 approach to communication & delivering integrated storytelling across media, PR and social media and community channels
  • Supporting Tier 2/3 MENA markets with ad hoc communicaiton requests, helping with planning and implementation to deliver a coordinated media approach
  • Protect and enhance the reputation of the organization, monitoring press activity in MENA region in local languages and rapidly escalating issues to Global Comms when needed
  • Responding quickly to media issues should they arise
  • Work with the Global Communications Team to set communications KPIS and ensure delivery against set objectives

Qualifications

  • 7-10 years of experience in PR and communication, preferably in a Media and/or Tech environment, either in-house or in agency environments
  • Established network of industry and media contacts in the MENA region, with a specific focus on the UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia
  • Proven knowledge of the media environment, best practice, habits and customs in the MENA region
  • Native level ability to write and communicate in Arabic as well as English. French a benefit but not necessary. 
  • Track record in creating and executing on creative communication strategies and tactics in the MENA region
  • Ability and legal right to work full time in Deezer’s office in Dubai and ability to travel the region as required by the role
  • Proven ability to function well in a growth environment, proven management capabilities and understanding of how to motivate, drive and empower people from a MENA cultural background.
  • Native level (written and spoken) in Modern Standard Arabic and fluent/native English. (Egyptian, Gulf Arabic (Khaleeji), Lebanese Arabic languages a strong plus).
  • A love for music a plus. We all love music here.

Additional Information

Press play on your next adventure! Music uplifts, it makes us get up and dance, it adds color to life. Here at Deezer, it fuels everything we do. Want in? If you’re looking for an adventure, not just a job, and you fancy seeing ideas come to life in a heartbeat, you're in the right place. Behind the code and the pixels is the team. From all over the world, with diverse talents and skills, we're building something incredible – together!

If you feel like this is the right opportunity for you, press play!
We are an equal opportunity employer.