Reporter (Arabic) – Expo News Service

Posted Date about 1 month ago
Location United Arab Emirates
Discipline Events & Exhibitions
Job Reference 30292
Salary 0.0

Our client is now recruiting for a Reporter (Arabic) – Expo News Service.  You will be reporting directly to the Head of Expo News Service

Job Purpose      

Communications, Marketing & Sales

The Communications, Marketing & Sales department takes an integrated approach to raising awareness of and amplifying Expo 2020’s rich and diverse value proposition, driving engagement, participation and visitation both locally and internationally. The department also seeks to support the positioning of the UAE more widely, as well as enhance the impact of the Expo in both the pre and post event phases including its long-term legacy.

Marketing & Communications

The Marketing & Communications team is responsible for the overall positioning of Expo 2020 in domestic and international markets. This includes creating compelling stories and campaigns for a wide range of audiences across a breadth of platforms, liaising with internal and external stakeholders including Partners and International Participants to ensure consistency in message and identify opportunities for collaboration, and building relationships with local and international media.

The team is also tasked with maintaining Expo owned channels including digital and social, upholding the integrity of the Expo 2020 brand across all touchpoints, facilitating commercial media partnerships, providing technical and content services to broadcasters, and managing sponsorship and brand ambassador relationships.

As Reporter (Arabic) – Communications you will play a key role in the Expo News Service team, working with internal and external stakeholders to write and edit content for external and internal purposes and take part in supporting Expo’s strategic objectives.

Core Accountabilities    

Strategic Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the consistency of the Expo 2020 Dubai's editorial style. .
  • Provide quality output from the Expo News Service and press office

Operational Responsibilities:

  • Maintain Expo 2020 Dubai’s editorial guidelines and ensure consistent style, tone and messaging across all external communications
  • Generate news proactively to push to media – able to spot and prepare newsworthy press releases, photo and video captions
  • Write editorial for identified features on key topics – sustainability, SDG goals, women, youth, architecture etc.
  • Capture flash quotes and soundbites
  • Write by-lines for Expo spox
  • Write photo captions
  • Assist with social media posts if required
  • Work closely with the Media Liaison Officers to help generate positive press coverage of Expo 2020 Dubai
  • Coordinate with other teams to fulfil tasks in a timely manner

Knowledge, Qualifications & Skills required


  • Native level of written and spoken Arabic
  • Fluent level of written and spoken English
  • 5+ years’ experience in journalism , able to write quickly and accurately
  • Expert level of written Arabic and English, with the ability to produce clean and accurate material on deadline
  • Excellent experience in writing copy
  • Experienced in working quickly and to deadline
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Experience in communications planning, media engagement, and social media
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Planning and organisation
  • Initiative and a self-starter
  • Cool under pressure
  • Flexible attitude


  • Good knowledge of nation and region, its culture, traditions and political landscape
  • Additional language skills
  • A BA degree or equivalent in journalism or a relevant subject

Core /Functional Competencies

  • Collaborative Relationships
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Please select competencies from below and  levels
  • Specialized Job Knowledge
  • Effective Communication
  • Governance and Compliance
  • Cultural Sensitivity

Functional Competencies

  • Professional Ethics
  • Personal Accountability
  • Effective Communication
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Dependability & Initiative
  • Specialized Job Knowledge
  • Stability & Resilience
  • Problem Solving & Analysis
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Governance and Compliance
  • Supporting & Cooperating
  • Accountability and Motivation
  • Cultural Sensitivity

Leadership Competencies

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Influence & Negotiation
  • Delegation and Supervision
  • Leadership
  • Leading Change