Wednesday, 12 February 2014

DP WorldJobs in Dubai; Senior Writer

Job Title:    Senior Writer
Job Ref.:    VAC3472
Job Location:    Dubai, U.A.E.
Employer:    DP World
Division:       Corporate Services
Department:     DPW FZE DUBAI PORT INTL - DEP

About Us
DP World operates over 60 terminals across six continents, with container handling generating around 80% of its revenue.  In addition, the company currently has 11 new developments and major expansions underway in 9 countries.
DP World aims to enhance customers’ supply chain efficiency by effectively managing container, bulk and other terminal cargo.  Its dedicated, experienced and professional team of more than 30,000 people serves customers in some of the most dynamic economies in the world.
The company constantly invests in terminal infrastructure, facilities and people, working closely with customers and business partners to provide quality services today and tomorrow, when and where customers need them.
In taking this customer-centric approach, DP World is building on the established relationships and superior level of service demonstrated at its flagship Jebel Ali facility in Dubai, which has been voted “Best Seaport in the Middle East” for 18 consecutive years.
In 2012, DP World handled more than 56 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container units) across its portfolio from the Americas to Asia. With a pipeline of expansion and development projects in key markets, including India, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, capacity is expected to rise to around 103 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.

Job Description:
The role reports to the Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and the main purpose is to ensure that all communications material produced by Corporate Communications is of the very highest standard, is factually robust, timely, relevant and error free, and promotes the key messages supporting the business objectives and branding of the company.

Job Requirements:
In order to give credible support to the organisation and be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have the following experience, skills, and qualification:


  •     Degree in Journalism or similar field;
  •     Minimum of 5 years experience in the field of journalism;
  •     Outstanding command of the English language, written and spoken;
  •     Passionate about writing;
  •     Obsessive about accuracy;
  •     Fast, efficient, reliable, organized with the ability manage competing priorities effectively;
  •     Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines;
  •     Ability to communicate effectively in a multicultural environment;
  •     Ability to display maturity, objectivity and common sense;
  •     Proactive and self motivated;
  •     Sound understanding of cultural diversity, impact and implications.

Job Responsibilities:
  •     Prepare speeches, presentations, press releases, features, Q&As, interviews, statements and any other material as required for the proper positioning of DP World across all media, including in depth, well sourced facts and information;
  •     Initiate and prepare internal communications “news” stories and features for the Intranet that support internal communication key messages and objectives, including editing provided material and preparing original material from interviews and other sources, in close liaison with Global Internal Communications Manager;
  •     Develop and maintain an updated media kit (executives’ profiles, boilerplate, ‘fast facts’ sheets), in close liaison with Corporate Communications Manager, Media Manager and Global Brand and Corporate Marketing Manager;
  •     Ensure that documents comply with the overall policy and messaging of DP World and are in line with the relevant country’s cultural, political and legislative framework;
  •     Is familiar with the reference works and information sources of the trade and maintains a set of constantly updated relevant resources for quick and easy reference, working closely with Market Intelligence to ensure consistency of information being used across the organisation and externally;
  •     All facts in all material produced are checked, sourced and accurate.

Remuneration & Benefits:
We are committed to the development of our people and aim to retain talent by investing in ongoing training to improve performance and provide career development opportunities. In addition, we offer competitive base salaries in comparison to the markets in which we operate. The employment benefits package is reflective of the location, for this position the benefits consists of:
  •     Accommodation allowance
  •     Transport Allowance
  •     Annual Air Ticket
  •     Private Medical Coverage
  •     22 working days annual leave
  •     Annual Performance Related Bonus
  •     End of Service Benefit

DP World processes personal information in accordance with Data Protection principles and takes reasonable steps to ensure accuracy of data. Please be advised that your personal information is stored in a secure central database which is owned by the Dubai World Group of Companies, of which DP World FZE is a part of.

You are about to be redirected to an application form; by completing this form you confirm that the personal information provided is true and correct to the best of your knowledge. In addition, you have read and fully understand the contents herein and consent to Dubai World Group of Companies processing of your personal data for relevant purposes in accordance with the Company's Data Protection Policy.

Deadline Date: 20/02/2014

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