Media Manager

Organization
The Syria Campaign
Location
Remote (Europe/Middle East time zones preferred)
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
04/30/2021
How to Apply
To apply for this role, please send a CV to jobs@thesyriacampaign.org with a cover letter describing why you’re the ideal candidate. Please put ‘Media Manager’ in the email subject line.
Where to Apply
jobs@thesyriacampaign.org
Tags
Full-time

The Syria Campaign is recruiting a MEDIA MANAGER to join its small and creative team. They are looking for someone who thinks ambitiously, is a natural storyteller and deeply committed to working with Syria’s activists to shine a light on the human rights abuses taking place on a daily basis.

They are looking for an Arabic speaker for a part-time position for three days a week. The position reports to the Communications Director and can be done remotely, with European and Middle Eastern time zones preferred.

They are an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply. They do not and will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, nationality or citizenship, gender expression or identity, religion, economic background, disability, or sexual orientation.

About Them
The Syria Campaign is a small, fast moving and powerful human rights organisation that has impact through stories, news and campaigns. They work to support Syria’s heroes in the struggle for freedom and democracy, partnering with civil society partners inside and outside the country.

The Syria Campaign works to keep Syria in the international spotlight to increase the cost of attacks on civilians, help build the power of civil society, advocate for a vision of real peace and justice and build international solidarity with the Syrian people.

They’ve raised the profile of Syrian groups such as the White Helmets rescue workers, helping secure them millions of dollars to continue their life-saving work and making them famous around the world. They’ve supported the Families for Freedom, a women-led movement of the families of the disappeared in Syria, to ensure their demands are heard. They work with dozens of partners across Syria who trust them deeply. Syria is full of heroes and they’re privileged enough to work with them.

They have to fight hard to make sure the issues that matter to them and their partners get the focus and support they need. They refuse to let Syria disappear from the attention of the world, and they will work until they see justice served. The media manager will play a key role in helping The Syria Campaign tell stories that stop the heart and move the mind.

They are looking for an Arabic-speaking ambitious, creative storyteller to join their small team made up of Syrian and international staff based in Europe, the Middle East, and North America.

What you’ll be responsible for
Obsessively thinking about news and new ways to engage people. Working with their partners to identify stories and explore ways to tell them across traditional media and digital, as well as pitching to mainstream and digital media to secure coverage.

Building relationships with traditional and digital media and connecting them with human rights activists and civilians in Syria to get their voices heard.

Lead on the development of social media and communication strategies, developing ideas for creative communications tactics and digital campaigns that see their followers and engagement soar.

Train and support partners and civil society to tell their stories across digital, broadcast and print channels and support members of the campaigns team to produce and deliver digital packages for their projects.

Qualifications
They’re looking for an all-star member of the team, someone with creative flair and a nose for news.

A successful candidate will demonstrate:
A proven track record delivering digital or media campaigns that have impact
A proven track record working with traditional and digital media outlets
A strong news sense and ability to tell a story visually
Experience pitching to editors and collaborating with media to tell stories
Experience working in fast-paced, high-risk, challenging contexts
Experience of managing budgets and project teams to deliver specific projects
Experience creating content for social media
Strong written English across a variety of formats [social, news, reports]
Commitment to a free and democratic future for Syria and human rights
Arabic language is strongly preferred
Proven ability to work on a remote and global team

The deal
The Syria Campaign is committed to making sure everyone on the team is happy, productive and motivated. Here’s how they do that:

Salary is competitive and in line with international organisations.

The job is remote and can be done anywhere in European or Middle Eastern time zones. They have team members in Germany, the US, the UK, Morocco and Canada and provide you with a space in a co-working office wherever you are based. They have full staff retreats every year to keep them connected.

They provide budget, time and support for your professional development.

They give 25 days of leave a year, public holidays and discretionary break over the end of year holidays. They offer family friendly parental leave policies.

To apply for this role, please send a CV to jobs@thesyriacampaign.org with a cover letter describing why you’re the ideal candidate. Please put ‘Media Manager’ in the email subject line.

Application Deadline: Open until filled. They will be conducting a first review of applications on 9 April 2021, and encourage all applicants to apply by then. This role will remain open until they find their all-star new member.