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The Media Affairs Officer plays a vital role at the General Delegation of the PLO to the US, based in Washington, D.C. The Media Affairs Officer’s responsibilities include developing a media strategy to respond to current coverage of the Palestinian issue, as well as developing an initiative for new media coverage and contacts.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Developing a media strategy to highlight the Palestinian political platform and culture
  • Surveying local and international media to produce a daily brief of news relevant to the Delegation’s work or otherwise requiring its attention
  • Producing regular media statements and press releases to international and Palestinian media, the Palestinian-American community, and the US public at large
  • Fact checking press releases, official statements, fact sheets, and talking points;
  • Coordinating meetings and press conferences between the Ambassador and members of the Arab and foreign media in the US
  • Assisting the Ambassador in his visits around the country by setting up interviews and preparing talking points
  • Building and improving relationships with media outlets in order to expand the Delegation’s outreach and messaging
  • Maintaining the PLO Delegation website, and updating news and releases on the website
  • Enhancing the Delegation’s social media outreach by updating Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
  • Keeping a log of the Ambassador’s media engagements along with links, files, and important details;

Qualifications:

  • BA in international affairs, journalism, communications, or a related field. Having a master’s degree is a plus.
  • At least 3 years of experience working in media or Palestinian affairs.
  • Fluency in Arabic.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Strong skills in communications, public relations, and writing.
  • A good understanding of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is required.

How to Apply: Send your resume, cover letter, and at least two references to sanabtawi@plodelegation.us. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Vacancy to be filled as soon as possible.

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