IDB2621 - Lead Editorial & Copywriter Specialist

Business Unit: President Complex
Division: Communications Division
Department: Marketing and Communications Department
Country: Saudi Arabia
Location: Saudi Arabia - Jeddah
Closing date: 07-Aug-2021


Lead in conceptualizing, creating, improving and maintaining the accuracy and quality of IsDB written communication content to convey various developments to the internal and external stakeholders. Coach, mentor and develop the team to boost the employee engagement level that will lead to achieving the strategic objectives of IsDB.

Key Accountabilities:

    Strategic & Operational Responsibilities:

    • Participate in the development of strategy, budget and business plans for the Communication Division.
    • Contribute to the development of Communication Division’s policies and procedures in alignment with the IsDB’s strategic objectives and global best practices and ensure that every stakeholder follows the same.
    • Research, write and commission well-written and up-to-date content for use across all IsDB communication channels and external outlets.
    • Responsible for speechwriting for the President including, but not limited to, talking points, key messages, fact sheets, media Q&As, opinion pieces and speaking notes for IsDB leadership.



Job Requirements:

Academic qualifications
Master’s degree in journalism or similar field


• English (Mandatory)
• Arabic (Preferred)
• French (Preferred)

Minimum number of years and nature of experience
• 10+ years in a communications role 
• 3 years in a senior editorial for a major global organisation of business
• Good understanding of external and internal communications 
• Excellent writing skills and attention to detail
• Can demonstrate examples of high quality editorial content
• Must be able to adapt content for range of audiences, from formal speeches to social media.  
• Exceptional writing skills with a commitment to the highest quality standards.

Job specific competencies
• Confident communicator who is able to advise and counsel senior stakeholders
• Flawless writing skills which fulfils the requirements of the brief
• Ability to flex writing style and tone to capture a range of voices
• Maintain strong working relationships with senior stakeholders to source content and key information for use in speeches
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work as part of a wider communications team, sharing your insights across the team
• Amplify speech content through repurposing it for different channels, including blogs and Op-eds for media
• Support the media team by proactively identifying media opportunities to place written content in
• Help to shape and influence external narratives based on your insights and exposure
• Understand strategic communications priorities in order to communicate key messages



Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Headquarter

Travel requirements:

As needed.