• AUK Kuwait Careers | Communications Coordinator

    AUK Kuwait Careers | Communications Coordinator

    Location: Salmiya, Kuwait

    Job Description

    The Communication Coordinator is responsible for the implementation and coordination of media outreach, and to build and maintain a strong positive local, regional, and international image for the University.

    The coordinator is to promote a positive image of the University’s performance and accomplishments to internal and external constituencies through the creation of news stories and media pitches.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Your main responsibilities in this role include the following:

    • To build strong relationships with internal stakeholders and stays informed about current projects, events, and initiatives being conducted throughout the University.

    • Maintains strong relationships with regional and local media partners and develop media pitches in line with the University’s mission, vision, and goals.

    • To write, edit, and translate a wide variety of communication material including, media releases, fact sheets, magazine stories, institutional documents, brochures, proposals, and event marketing materials, while ensuring accuracy of AUK messaging, statistics, and branding.

    • To prepare key messages, speeches, and press statements for members of senior management as needed.

    • To deliver the University’s key messages to the media and to be the initial point of contact for all media enquiries or approaches.

    • To assist management in responding to emergency issues that require immediate media response.

    • To plan media recognition initiatives.

    • To monitor media coverage and news archives.

    • To coordinate University CSR initiatives related to media and communications.

    • To produce periodical media reports as required.

    • To overlook photography operations.

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Mass Communication, or English Literature and an emphasis in business communication. Additional training experience is an added advantage.

    • 4-5 years of actual professional experience in communication in educational institutions is an added value.

    • Previous experience providing a high level of customer service in a busy office.

    • Skills and Abilities

    • Must possess superior English and Arabic writing skills in editorial, copywriting, and official communications.

    • Strong proof reading and editing skills.

    • Excellent organizational and project management skills.

    • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work collaboratively with internal stakeholders as well as external stakeholders.

    • Excellent problem-solving and excellent organizational and filing skills.

    • Comprehensive knowledge of basic marketing principles of the local region, and knowledge of a wide variety of media, local contacts in the market.

    • Proficient in advanced functions of Microsoft Office, in particular, use of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to analyze and display data, experience using databases, and ability to learn new software quickly.

    • As events sometimes take place on evenings and weekends, flexibility with hours is required.

    Job Details

    Company/Organization: American University of Kuwait - AUK

    Employment Type: Full-time

    Job Location: Salmiya, Kuwait