Friday, 16 February 2007

Business picks up in Bahrain

There was an interesting recruitment advert doing the rounds this week. I've reproduced below (complete with lack of punctuation and typos).

Closing date: 24/02/2007
Job title: Journalists

Full details: Our client the largest publishing company in the Middle East has an outstanding opportunity for a strong business journalists looking for a fresh challenge.

We are launching a Bahrain-based regional business daily and require journalists at all levels to for a deputy editor, reporters and sub-editors roles.

Our aim is to provide the most comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date coverage of Gulf markets, economies and companies - as well as breaking off-diary financial stories.

We offer exciting and challenging opportunities for business - oriented journalists to join a team based in Bahrain - the Middle East's banking hub.

For further details please email a Word format resume and we will arrange an interview for suitable candidates.

New regional daily from the largest publishing company in the Middle East? Could Arabian Business Standard finally be getting a licence, but in Bahrain - which would be an audacious move for ITP if true? Or, could Motivate be ready to recapture its dominance over the regional market by beating ITP to a business daily licence?

Actually, it's an advert from Bahrain-based Al Hilal, who are extending the business coverage in Gulf Daily News. The largest publishing company in the Middle East? You decide.


Dubai Media Observer said...

As far as I understand, the Saudi Research & Publishing Company ( is the largest publishing company in the Middle East. Anything coming out of Bahrain is hardly the largest in anything.

As for ITP, it does look like 2007 is going to be a very hard year for them.

Anonymous said...

ITP is launching Harper's Bazaar and seem to be ploughing on with the path of world domination. If you've heard anything different - post an entry!

SIN said...

ITP also seems to be launching a title similar to Campaign or so we hear

Anonymous said...

The GDN is starting a business newspaper but like all start up it is experiencing problems. Couple of guys from good ole blighty have quit . an acute shortage of subs and of course an inability to get visas.
the paper was expected to be launched this month but is now postponed.

Anonymous said...

I bet those problems sound familiar to ITP, who still haven't launched Arabian Business Standard.