Position: Communications and Marketing Intern
Dates: ASAP – November 30, 2019


Dubai Design Week seeks a meticulously organised team player to join its Communications and Marketing team. The Communications and Marketing Intern will report to the PR and Communications Manager and the Marketing Coordinator to support the execution of Dubai Design Week’s press, marketing and social media strategies locally, regionally and internationally. This is a dynamic role, for someone keen to grow and expand their skills, who can perform a range of tasks in a fast-paced environment.


Writing and sub-editing:
• Write and edit copy with a meticulous eye for spelling, grammar and Dubai Design Week’s tone of voice
• Assist in production of newsletters, e-shots and press releases; write smart, sharp copy on deadline
Press and Media Partners:
• Track press coverage online and in print, manage press archive, and keep the team in the know about coverage and press opportunities
• Assist in updating the website
• Assist in management and upkeep of Dubai Design Week’s press database
• Assist in pre-fair press accreditation (400+ accredited press) and press management at the fair (press welcome desk, press passes, press requests, press room, TV and live radio)
• Assist in the liaising and management of media partners: outreach, deliverables and ads; onsite presence and distribution


The fair is a high profile, and demanding environment which may involve long working hours. This role requires the ability to perceive and understand requirements in a very short period of time, to correctly assess the urgency of situations and find accustomed solutions for every request.

The ideal candidate would be available to start with immediate effect and would have:

• Meticulous writing and editing skills
• Excellent communication and organisation skills: you’re outgoing, can produce a solid introductory email and your writing is strong and on point
• Ability to work, write and execute under pressure; manage and prioritise multiple tasks while sticking to deadlines
• Intuitive social media savviness, with a thoughtful understanding of the Dubai Design Week voice and brand
• Arabic colloquial fluency and basic reading/writing strongly preferred – but this is not a translator role
• The knowledge of how to speak and pitch to press, and specifically press from the UAE and MENASA region