Job Summary: The Communications Executive will support the communications department. This person should have a strong interest and good knowledge of regional media and public relations. Additionally, he/she should have excellent communication skills, both written and spoken. Attention to detail and being calm under pressure are critical. The ideal candidate should have 1 to 2 years of experience or have a major in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or related field. Previous internship or job experience is strongly preferred.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Assisting the comms managers and liaising everyday with different internal teams (business development, government relations, social media), comms teams across cities and external media
Relationship building and networking with colleagues and the media;
Monitoring the media, including newspapers, magazines, journals, broadcasts, newswires and blogs, for trending topics on Careem and ride-hailing as well as news opportunities
Working as part the comms team to implement the PR activities such as media interviews, media briefing sheets, press conferences, media roundtables, media events etc.
Preparing monthly media coverage reports
Researching, writing and distributing press releases to targeted media;
Content generation through researching and writing relevant articles and features
Attending and promoting client events to the media;
Coordinating studio or location photography;
Generating and managing media distribution lists
Identifying, briefing and managing influencers to complement communications plans" and "billing- managing the procurement process for third party suppliers
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree
1-2 years of experience preferred
Excellent communication (verbal & written) and interpersonal skills are essential for this highly collaborative position
Excellent attention to detail with strong organizational skills
Ability to effectively work on multiple projects at one time and proven ability to work under tight deadlines
Ability to work collaboratively and in a positive manner with colleagues across business units
Careem was co-founded by Mudassir Sheikha and Magnus Olsson, who had both worked as management consultants at McKinsey & Company. It started operating in July 2012 as a website-based service for corporate car bookings, and evolved to become a transportation network company with car hire for everyday use. Careem is a transportation network company based in Dubai, with operations in 53 cities in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. The company is as of 2017 valued at around $1 billion.