Communications Specialist

Amideast

About the organization

Established in 1951, Amideast is an American nonprofit organization dedicated to creating hope, opportunity, and mutual understanding among people in the Middle East, North Africa, and United States through life-changing opportunities for education and cultural exchanges. Working with local, regional, and international partners, we provide programs and services that improve educational opportunity and quality, expand access to U.S. study, empower youth and women, strengthen local institutions, and develop language and professional skills for success in the global economy. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Amideast operates offices in 11 countries in the MENA region. For more information, visit us at www.amideast.org.

Duties

Amideast's Communications Specialist will work as part of the Headquarters Communications team to produce print publications (annual report, newsletters) and manage our digital outreach via social media, e-marketing, and the website. This is an exciting position that involves working closely with our 11 country offices and local Communications staff. S/he will be a strong communicator with excellent social media and technology skills as well as advanced experience with Arabic and English languages and the MENA region.

• Manage multiple accounts across all social media platforms
• Plan posts and ads strategically and create proposals for projects and clients
• Coordinate social media activity with Amideast country field offices
• Update and develop new website content
• Ensure organization-wide application of branding
• Provide copy-editing support in English and Arabic
• Draft written reports and articles for publication
• Maintain our outreach database
• Research topics related to Middle East and North Africa education, social, and economic trends

Qualifications

Required

• Bachelor’s degree
• Read and write Modern Standard Arabic fluently
• Experience in social media/marketing and analytics
• Excellent writing and research skills
• Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style and/or AP Stylebook
• An eye for graphics and ability to use Adobe (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premier), Canva, and other graphic design software
• Demonstrated interest in the Middle East and North Africa region

Preferred

• Experience w/ Hootsuite, Facebook ad campaigns, social media metrics, Google AdWords
• French language skills
• Experience with Drupal site administration

Salary

Commensurate with experience

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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