Job ID: 2019-10684 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Communications and Public Relations
The Department of Politics seeks a Communications Associate for the Arab Barometer. This individual will promote and disseminate findings through media relations, in both Arabic and English, and play a large role in event planning, including training workshops in the region. This position will serve as initial point of contact for media and policy inquiries. The Communications Associate will reach out to print, broadcast and online media through press releases, media advisories and pitch calls, while leading efforts on social media outreach to promote the Arab Barometer’s work.
This is a full-time, 2-year term position based in Washington, D.C. The possibility of renewal exists depending on performance and grant funding.
Develop strategies and tactics to best serve the media, key stakeholders and interested parties in MENA and the U.S.
Assist with digital outreach including website and social media in Arabic and English
Oversee planning for training workshops to train key stakeholders in MENA in how to successfully use project data
Serve as initial point of contact for external inquiries, especially media inquiries.
Respond to incoming media requests promptly, accurately and efficiently.
Reach out to print, broadcast and online media in the Arab world, the U.S. and beyond through press releases, media advisories and pitch calls
Take responsibility for creating, updating and maintaining lists of media and other key stakeholders
Identify new people and organizations within the target audiences
Track success of written reports, media outreach, and other external outreach activities
Bachelor’s degree required; degree in communications, journalism or related field
3-5 years’ experience in communications including media relations
Background working with press corps and public-policy community in MENA and the U.S.
Background in event planning
Strong writing skills and ability to work on a variety of materials for different audiences
Knowledge of Salesforce or similar contact databases
Experience with Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Fluency (spoken and written) in Arabic and English
Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of MENA issues, as well as those at the intersection of religion and public affairs
Ability to work with numbers and statistics
Strong skills in organization, ability to balance multiple project, and to meet multiple deadlines
Ability to work strategically and collegially with the Arab Barometer team
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Internal Number: 112548687
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