Senior Media Advisor

Internews Network

About the organization

At Internews, we believe everyone deserves trustworthy news and information to make informed decisions about their lives and hold power to account. We train journalists and digital rights activists, tackle disinformation, and offer business expertise to help media outlets become financially sustainable. We do all of this in partnership with local communities – who are the people best placed to know what works.

We support independent media in 100 countries, from radio stations in refugee camps, to hyper-local news outlets, to individual activists and reporters. We’ve helped our partners reach millions of people with quality, local information that saves lives, improves livelihoods, and holds institutions accountable.

Duties

Internews is seeking a Senior Media Advisor for a potential USAID-funded media support project in Tunisia. The Senior Media Advisor provides technical expertise on reporting on capacity building in democratic and economic governance and electoral issues. The Senior Media Advisor is responsible for assessing, designing and planning media assistance after discussions and coordination with traditional and online media, respective institutions, Tunisian journalists and civil society. The Senior Media Advisor will report to the Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Internews.

Qualifications

Ability and permission to work and reside in Tunis;
Minimum of four to six years of experience managing donor-funded media projects in transition countries;
Demonstrated news management experience;
Experience in journalism training, particularly political, investigative and election reporting;
Experience training and mentoring journalists or journalism students, as well as developing training curriculum;
Ability to analyze, interpret, and report on media trends;
Fluency in English is required;
Proficiency in French and/or Arabic is preferred;
Strong critical thinking and writing skills; excellent communication skills;
Thorough understanding of the technical, political and social, issues specific to Tunisia;
Proven interpersonal and networking skills with international organizations and donors;
Team-building skills and the ability to manage a diverse staff.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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