Earned Media Account Director – Saudi

Closing date for this position is June 2024


Performance54 is a global leader in sports marketing, event management, consulting, and strategy, driving positive change through sport. With offices and a client base across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, US, and Australia the Performance54 team boasts unrivalled experience across sponsorship strategy and activation, tournament promotion and management, PR and communications and destination marketing and is trusted by some of the world’s best-known brands, rights holders, governing bodies, major investors, and non-governmental organisations.


Performance54 is seeking an enthusiastic, driven and creative Account Director to join the Earned Media team within the Performance54 Marketing division.

The candidate must be fluent in Arabic and English with excellent copywriting skills in both languages and a strong working knowledge of the media and influencer landscape across the GCC, especially in Saudi Arabia.

The successful applicant will cover a range of PR & Comms services across Performance54’s portfolio of clients including sporting events, brands and destinations with responsibilities covering researching, planning and development of strategic approaches to earning clients meaningful and impactful media and influencer coverage, and reporting.

Additionally, the successful candidate, working collaboratively with the Brand & Internal Communications Manager and Managing Director – Saudi Arabia, will take on responsibility for the promotion to media of Performance54 within KSA.

The successful candidate will be based from the Performance54 offices in Riyadh, with the potential for some international travel to service client events and campaigns globally.

Knowledge of golf is preferred but not necessary.

Candidates should be comfortable working on multiple projects and to tight deadlines. Strong organisational skills, written and verbal communications, and a good attention to detail with competency in Microsoft Office is also required.


  • PR & Comms Strategy
  • Copywriting & Translation
  • Media & Influencer Relations
  • Management of Media Centres at events
  • Reporting


  • Competitive Salary
  • Annual Discretionary Company Bonus – up to 8% – 3% Company & 5% Individual
  • 25 days annual leave (+ public holidays), pro-rated
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Health Insurance
  • P54 Goodie Bag
  • Working hours will be Sunday to Thursday, 09.00 to 17.30 with an hour taken for lunch between 12.00 and 14.00 with travel and additional hours as reasonably required.



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