Hariri Center Director Michele Dunne and Senior Fellow Amy Hawthorne reflect on US policy toward the Middle East and North Africa in the two years since President Barack Obama promised to make it a top priority to support democracy and human rights in the region.
J. Peter Pham, director the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, was one of four experts invited to address a high-level international conference on the crisis in the Sahel region convened today in The Hague.
Rudolph Atallah, senior fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, testified at a House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing on “The Growing Crisis in Africa’s Sahel Region.”
On the heels of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s visit to the United States, Energy & Environment Program Associate Director Mihaela Carstei joins CTV to discuss the Keystone Pipeline project that would transport tar sands oil from Canada and the northern United States to refineries in the Gulf coast of Texas.
Title: Assistant/Associate Director for Communications
Supervisor: Director of Communications
The Atlantic Council seeks a motivated, creative communications professional to help implement a comprehensive communications strategy for the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East involving traditional and new media, marketing, publications, and outreach. This individual will work closely with all members of the Atlantic Council communications team and the Hariri Center to leverage the expertise of Center staff and to increase the reach of Center publications and policy initiatives.
- Create new opportunities to increase communication with key audiences and distribute Hariri Center publications. Help execute publicity campaigns and media strategies for Hariri Center activities, initiatives, events, and publications including both traditional and social media
- Coordinate and oversee the Center’s various internal publications, including assisting in editing publications in English
- Manage media engagement including drafting press releases, managing interview requests, coordinating media attendance at Council events, and supporting op-ed/publication placement
- Develop informational material about the Hariri Center and its activities
- Track Center media mentions and measuring public impact of Center activities
- Expand use of online platforms and social media networks to advance the Center’s work in English and Arabic.
- Contribute to Council communications team efforts as required
- At least 4 years of relevant work experience in public relations, marketing, journalism and/or communications
- Expertise in traditional and social media
- Knowledge of and relationships with American and Middle East journalists, media networks, and platforms. Knowledge of European media a plus.
- Excellent English language written and oral communication skills. Arabic language skills desired, but not mandatory
- Understanding of think tank work and the Washington policy environment
- Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of Middle East politics and public policy
- Strong administrative and organizational skills
- Demonstrated initiative and ability to work well with a team in a dynamic environment
- Bachelors degree (minimum) in a related field; prefer Masters degree
- Strong interpersonal skills; must be able to work well with senior officials, scholars, journalists, staff, and interns
The position is located in Washington, DC, and may require international travel and participation in evening events. The Atlantic Council offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience.
To apply, please send your cover letter including salary expectations, resume, a writing sample, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference the position you are applying for.
The Atlantic Council of the United States is an equal opportunity employer.
On May 30, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center will release a new issue brief, The Kaleidoscope Turns Again in a Crisis-Challenged Iran, a discussion of Iran’s upcoming presidential elections.
From June 13-14, the 2013 Wrocław Global Forum will bring together over 350 top policy-makers and business leaders to explore the region’s impact as an actor in Europe, as well as its crucial role in the transatlantic partnership and on the global stage.