Earned Media Account Director – Saudi

Closing date for this position is April 2024


54 is a sports and entertainment agency operating across five regions and seven offices: United Kingdom (London), Europe (Sotogrande, Spain), MENA (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia & Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates), APAC (Singapore & Adelaide, Australia) and USA (West Palm Beach, Florida). It works with rights holders, governing bodies, household brands and major investors who share its belief in the power of sport. 54 comprises three service areas each consisting of two divisions: 1. Strategic Advisory (Consultancy and Data & Insights), 2. Asset Optimisation (Operations and Commercial), 3. Activation & Engagement (Events and Marketing). At its core, the company has an unwavering belief in embracing the opportunities offered by pushing at the edges of conventional wisdom to turn the improbable into the unignorable.


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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