US Mission - Iraq

Public Engagement Specialist (Press and Media)

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Job Overview

The Press and Media Specialist oversees press and media operations for the Mission, promoting an understanding of and support for U.S. policy. Serves as chief advisor to the Mission on policy advocacy through media engagement.  Identifies long-term trends and emerging policy-relevant issues and advises Mission leadership on strategies for promoting accurate, balanced Iraqi press and media coverage of U.S. foreign policy and American interests, correcting misinformation and countering disinformation. Monitors, analyzes, and reports on Iraqi press and media coverage of issues of importance to the United States. Builds productive relationships with press and media professionals, including media owners, editors, producers, and journalists. Develops and coordinates media tours and journalist training and exchange programs.

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:
Five (5) years of cumulative experience is required in a media outlet, international organization, government, or the private sector. Must have experience in communications, journalism, public relations, or public affairs, in addition to one (1) year of supervisory experience is required.

Or using Substitution Experience for Education
Seven (7) years of cumulative experience is required in a media outlet, international organization, government, or the private sector. Must have experience in communications, journalism, public relations, or public affairs, in addition to one (1) year of supervisory experience is required.

Key Requirements:
Qualifications:
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Education Requirements:
A university degree in Journalism, Communications, International Relations, Political Science, Economics, or local equivalent is required.
Or using Substitution Experience for Education
Completion of Two (2) years of College or University studies is required.

How You will be Evaluated:
Language 
Level (fluent) speaking/reading/writing English is required (this may be tested).
Level (fluent) speaking/reading/writing Arabic is required (this may be tested).

Skills and Abilities:
There might be Additional Technical/Written tests may be required to assess applicant’s skills and experience.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

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