Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Democracy for the Arab World Now ("DAWN") is seeking a highly qualified applicant for the half-time position of Arabic Media Manager to develop our Arabic media presence on the full range of Middle East and North African countries and US, UK, UN, and European foreign policy issues addressed by the organization. Serving as a key communications strategist, the Arabic Media Manager will ensure the highest standards of quality and efficacy for DAWN's diverse Arabic communications efforts and help make our research and advocacy available to the broadest Arabic-language audience. The position reports to the Communications Director of DAWN and will preferably be based in Washington, DC, although other locations will be considered.
- Commit 20 hours per week.
- Serve as a primary spokesperson for DAWN to the Arabic-language media.
- Manage and develop the DAWN Arabic-language website to mirror the content of the English-language website; coordinate and vet translation of DAWN English-language content into Arabic for distribution on DAWN's Arabic language website and via social media.
- Manage and grow an Arabic-language Twitter handle, and Facebook, Instagram, and Telegram accounts for distribution of DAWN's Arabic language content; produce original tweets and Facebook and Telegram posts in Arabic, including adapting English-language tweets for an Arabic twitter feed and live tweeting content from DAWN's live events into Arabic.
- Evaluate progress on Arabic communications strategy, seek out best practices, and create and review metrics and indicators to assess returns on strategies.
- Develop and maintain relationships with Arabic language media journalists, newspapers, and channels to promote the work of DAWN;
- Record and distribute Arabic-language multimedia, including video narratives of DAWN's content;
- Such other duties may be assigned.
Bachelor's degree in communications or related degree required.
- At least five years of professional experience speaking, writing and publishing in Arabic as a journalist, editor, academic, etc.
- Experience working with and extensive knowledge about the Arab world media; experience cultivating relationships with journalists.
- Experience vetting Arabic translations of English content;
- An active social media user, and adept at working with Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram in Arabic.'
- Demonstrated experience in storytelling through new media, including some video/audio production experience; and
- Familiarity with Middle East/North Africa policy issues
- Ability to think creatively, initiate projects, and follow through on plans;
- Capacity to appropriately plan, prioritize and manage multiple, sometimes competing demands efficiently in a challenging, fast-paced environment.
- Commitment to working with staff and partners in a positive, collaborative, diverse, and inclusive work environment is required.
Salary and Benefits: DAWN seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits. DAWN will pay reasonable relocation expenses and will assist employees in obtaining necessary work authorization, if required; citizens of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Contact: Please email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, salary requirements, a brief writing sample (unedited by others), and contact information for three references, to email@example.com
Please use "Arabic Media Manager Application" as the subject of your email.
Only complete applications will be reviewed, and only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Equal Opportunity Employer
DAWN is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.
DAWN is a new human rights and democracy reporting and advocacy organization focused on promoting rights-respecting, democratically elected governments in the Arab World. DAWN was founded by Jamal Khashoggi and works to uphold his vision for freedom, human rights and democracy in the Middle East and North Africa.