PR & Media Relations Specialist

Posted over 1 year ago by TOYOTA
Location Baghdad Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Automotive
Purpose of Job:
This position is responsible for providing internal and external strategic communications support for Toyota & Hino brand in Iraq. This position will work with marketing team at Toyota Iraq, as well as a cross-functional communications group, to develop, maintain and support integrated marketing communications plans that advance Toyota Iraq business objectives. 
The candidate will oversee communications activities related to future marketing events, campaigns and other related issues. 
The candidate must have a social media first bias to internal and external communications, while also being able to deliver traditional communications including internal news articles, leadership messages, speeches, news releases, and prepping subject matter experts for media engagements such as media kit. He or she also will be responsible for working closely with media organizations and the Iraqi government to provide media and presentation materials for external release as well as preparing responses to external media requests such as media inquiries and public presentations. 
This position requires strong writing in Arabic, editing, translation, project management, media relations and executive support skills as well as some social media expertise. Ability to develop and grow effective working relationships with business partners within the company and customer media representatives is essential, as is the ability to provide strategic communication counsel. 
Toyota Iraq is owned by Japanese Sumitomo Corporation and a local partner, the company is the exclusive & official distributor of Toyota & Hino brands in Iraq. The company has more than 100 employees located in Baghdad, Basra & Erbil. 
- Promote Toyota & Hino brand through PR activities 
- Maintain good relation with media organizations & governmental offices
- Assist marketing team in all activities 
- Write press releases & articles for inbound & outbound marketing 
- Uphold a close relation with governmental offices & media organizations 
- Assist or project manage different events related to marketing 
- Follow up on current events in the country to make report to management 
- Carries out different tasks given by marketing manager related
- Strong writing skills in Arabic & English 
- Native Arabic Speaking
- Minimum experience of 1 years in PR & Events 
- Travel out

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In March 2016 Toyota Iraq was established through a partnership between the Japanese Sumitomo Corporation and automotive businessman Mr. Sardar Hassan. The strategic formation was to utilize the Su...

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