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Vacancies: new website about journalism in the MENA region is looking for: Editor-in-Chief, Editor,

OPEN POSITIONS / ARAB IMAGES FOUNDATION®

ABOUT AIF:

Arab Images Foundation®, a Lebanon-based NGO, is starting a website about media issues in the Middle East and North Africa. The goal is to boost the quality of journalism in the region, report on significant trends in the Arab-speaking media, press law and press freedom, and to create an online community of media professionals from the MENA region. Funding is guaranteed for the first year by the Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Dutch NGO Free Voice.

AIF is currently looking for:

- An Editor-in-Chief,
- An Editor,
- A Marketing & Advertising Manager,
- A Secretary/Office Manager.

The editorial team will be based in Beirut, Lebanon. Candidates will be considered from all countries of the MENA region but AIF is unable to offer relocation fees or provide housing. Salaries will be commensurate with experience, and competitive by industry standards.

Positions start August 1, 2007.

Closing date: July 20, 2007.

Interested candidates should send their resume and a cover letter to:

info@arabimages.com

(Please specify in the subject line the position you are applying for.)

OPEN POSITIONS:

The Editor-in-Chief will:

• Be fluent in Arabic and English, with French a plus;

• Have at least 5 years experience in the media field, with at least some experience in running an editorial team;

• Be willing to relocate to Beirut at his or her own expense if necessary;

• Have a demonstrable passion for journalism in general and journalism in the MENA region in particular.

The Editor-in-Chief’s duties will include:

• Managing the editorial team and the pool of correspondents;

• Editing and writing articles and opinion articles;

• Translating articles when necessary;

• Representing the Menassat website at media events and in interviews with the media;

• Establishing contact with key media figures and organizations in order to expand the scope of the website;

• Liaising with the Free Voice editor in The Netherlands on a regular basis.

The Editor will:

• Be fluent in Arabic and English, with French a plus.

• Be willing to relocate to Beirut at his or her own expense if necessary;

• Have at least 3 years of professional experience in a media environment;

• Have excellent writing and translating skills;

• Be able to write and edit articles under deadline pressure;

• Have a demonstrable passion for journalism in general and journalism in the MENA region in particular.

The Editor’s duties will include:

• Updating the website on a daily basis (five days a week);

• Writing articles about trends in the Arabic media;

• Translating and editing articles from correspondents and other contributors;

• Managing the network of correspondents at the editorial level;

• Creatively contributing to the editorial process, coming up with story ideas to be commissioned to correspondents or outside contributors.

The Advertising and P.R. Officer will:

• Be fluent in Arabic and English, with French a plus;

• Have at least 3 years experience in advertising with a specialization in online media and e-marketing;

• Have demonstrable contacts with marketing executives throughout the MENA region.

The Advertising and P.R. Officer’s duties will include:

• Starting a jobs ads section on the website;

• Looking for sponsors and advertisers to create additional revenue for the website;

• Representing the website at corporate events;

• Coming up with innovative marketing ideas to create extra revenue for the website.

The Secretary/Office Manager will be:

• Fluent in Arabic and English, with French a plus;

• Be based in Lebanon;

• Have at least 3 years experience, preferably in a media-related field.

The Secretary/Office Manager ’s duties will include:

• Answering the phones and assuring a permanent presence during working hours;

• Keeping track of payments to staff and correspondents;

• Managing incoming copy and archiving documents online;

• Bookkeeping and financial reporting;

• Generally managing the office.

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by [a former member] at 2007-07-11 16:18:11 UTC (ed. Jul 11 2007 ) Beirut , Lebanon | Bookmark | | Report spam→


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