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Director of Communications

Resident Scholar – Gulf Cooperation Council States

 

Director of Communications

  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Experience: mid-to-senior-career
  • Apply by: N/A
  • Posted: June 5, 2018

 

Position Description

The Arabia Foundation, an independent Washington DC-based think tank focused on the geopolitics and socioeconomics of the Middle East, with a particular focus on the Arabian Peninsula, is seeking a full-time director of communications. The director will develop, execute, and administer the Arabia Foundation’s external communications strategy; including media relations/outreach, digital/social media, and corporate branding. The director will also be responsible for organizing conferences, panels, and other special events.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of five years of experience in media relations, communications strategy, corporate branding, and digital communications;
  • Strong networking skills and solid foundation of media contacts – including editors, producers, and journalists in tier-one US media;
  • Strong knowledge of social media communications strategies and platforms (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin);
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly pitch and place articles and op-eds in tier-one English-language media;
  • Experience organizing, running, and preparing materials for press briefings, panels, conferences and special events;
  • Experience maintaining and updating contact databases;
  • Experience with CRM platforms, including constant contact;
  • Knowledge of Middle East affairs strongly preferred;
  • Arabic language proficiency preferred;
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends as needed.

 

Application Instructions

Applicants are requested to send a curriculum vitae, a cover letter which details their experiences and skills, and the contact details of three references in one combined PDF file via e-mail to info@arabiafoundation.org. Please be sure to write “Director of Communications” in the e-mail subject heading. Please note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed.


Job Title: Resident Scholar – Gulf Cooperation Council States

  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Experience: Mid-career and up
  • Apply by: N/A
  • Posted: June 5, 2018

 

Position Description

The Arabia Foundation, an independent Washington DC-based think tank focused on the geopolitics and socioeconomics of the Middle East, with a particular focus on the Arabian Peninsula, is seeking a resident scholar with expertise on the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Qualifications

  • Intimate knowledge of the geopolitics and socioeconomics of the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC);
  • Areas of expertise may include but are not limited to: foreign, defense, security, and trade policies of GCC states; social, political, and economic reform in GCC states; youth, sports, arts, and cultural issues in GCC states;
  • Master’s degree or Ph.D. from a top-rated university with an outstanding academic record in political science, international studies, history, social sciences, religious studies, security studies, Middle Eastern studies, or a related discipline with a focus on the Middle East;
  • Minimum three years’ experience as a think-tank fellow or equivalent OR university post-doctoral candidate and/or professor OR senior government policy professional or equivalent OR senior correspondent or journalist;
  • Minimum one year experience researching or working in the Middle East;
  • Distinguished track-record of publication in tier-one English language media, foreign policy journals, and/or peer-reviewed academic journals;
  • Candidates must be first-rate writers with a strong authorial voice, unique perspective, and demonstrated ability to think creatively;
  • Candidates must be comfortable appearing on television, radio, being quoted on the record, and speaking at conferences;
  • Candidates must be comfortable networking with leading DC-area policymakers, academics, journalists, and think tank professionals;
  • Candidates must be comfortable mentoring junior researchers.

 

Application Instructions

Applicants are requested to send a curriculum vitae, a list of publications (w/hyper-links), a cover letter which details their research interests and priorities, and the contact details of three references in one combined PDF file via e-mail to info@arabiafoundation.org. Please be sure to write “Resident Scholar: Gulf Cooperation Council States” in the e-mail subject heading. Please note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

 

 

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