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20MAY - Communications Manager, Tahrir Institute - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP), a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization, is dedicated to understanding and supporting Middle Eastern countries undergoing democratic transitions and committed to informing U.S. and international policymakers and the public of developments in these countries.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The Communications Manager will be responsible for developing a clear and comprehensive communication strategy; working on effective approaches to disseminate and publicize TIMEP analysis and advocacy positions; and promoting its project output and publications. The Communications Manager will also be responsible for developing media contacts, tracking media coverage, assisting in preparing press releases, and developing and implementing a social media strategy. Additionally, the Communications Manager will work with the Development and Projects Director to draft communications materials for stakeholders and provide brand consistency throughout the Institute, in addition to assisting in the planning, and execution of events.

Job Responsibilities

  • Developing the Institute’s communication strategy and an outreach plan to expand TIMEP’s network with media outlets and potential audience.
  • Creating, implementing, and measuring the results of internal and external communications programs.
  • Expanding TIMEP’s visibility online and readership of publications.
  • Tracking media coverage of TIMEP and its programs and projects in a spreadsheet and creating monthly reports on media intake and coverage.
  • Managing, routing, and tracking public information requests that come to the organization’s general email inbox. This includes responding to inquiries and forwarding press and issue-specific requests to appropriate staff members.
  • Creating, maintaining, updating, and developing press distribution lists and contacts.
  • Drafting and distribution of monthly project releases, event invitations, and institutional announcements.
  • Publicizing TIMEP activities and events (such as press releases, project related documents and commentary) using both traditional media and social media.
  • Creating content and managing all of TIMEP’s social networks to direct and support integrated, ongoing online campaigns by expanding awareness and engaging stakeholders.
  • Working with appropriate staff to unify existing external communication leaflets and create new promotional material.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and five years of related experience or training, or a master’s degree and three years of related experience or training.
  • Proven ability to develop communication strategies related to organizational policies in collaboration with a diverse team.
  • General knowledge of and experience with political climate in the Middle East.
  • Knowledge of Google applications, advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of media operations and expertise in public relations and communication.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in TIMEP and in external environment, manage competing demands, and change approach or method to best fit situations.
  • Ability to manage and adapt to frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Arabic language skills are preferred.

How to Apply

Please send your resume, cover letter and writing sample with salary requirements to jobs@timep.org with the subject line, “Communications Manager”. Only competitive candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the selection process. No phone calls please.

Deadline – N/A