Job Title: Communications Officer
Job Type: Full Time
Reporting to: Executive Director
Starting Date: Immediate
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture - AFAC is looking to employ a highly motivated and creative communications officer residing in Lebanon to help with the implementation of its communication strategy and manage its social media platforms.
The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture - AFAC is an independent regional initiative that offers financial and professional support to emerging and established artists from the Arab region and in diaspora and to cultural institutions engaged in supporting the contemporary Arab art and culture scene. Founded in 2007, AFAC is active in 20 Arab countries and supports annually around 150 artists and institutions in the fields of Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Film, Music, Writing, Photography, Research, and Training and Regional Events. AFAC advocates for philanthropy for the arts and culture and for sustainability of the sector through public and private investments and entrepreneurial practices. AFAC has supported 1,131 projects to date (out of 10,170 applications) and contributed around $17 million towards the production of artworks.
Job Purpose Summary:
Manage AFAC’s social media platforms and help with developing and implementing its communication strategy.
Tasks include but are not limited to:
Writing and editing in-house case studies and website news stories related to AFAC’s events and activities and those of its stakeholders;
Managing and updating AFAC’s social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram);
Creating and developing content for organization’s online presence;
Cultivating AFAC’s presence and audience on all social media platforms;
Cultivating contacts with the media and providing timely material for the press
Knowledge Skills and Experience:
1-2 years’ experience in the field of Communications and Social Media;
Good analytical, organizational and management skills;
Excellent verbal and written ARABIC & ENGLISH skills; FRENCH is an asset
Ability to work in a small team-oriented environment;
Good computer skills;
Familiarity with the contemporary cultural and artistic scene in the Arab region and its related topics
To apply for this position, send a cover letter, resume, and sample work (as attachments or links) by 30 January 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org