Communication Officer / Reporter
International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is a US-based international relief and development agency established in 1992 by the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA). It offers emergency relief and development programs to those in need worldwide, without discrimination. IOCC has been working in Lebanon since 2001 and has more than a decade of experience in implementing community-driven programs that address a broad range of social issues, from relief to community development and education.
(For more information on IOCC, please visit our website at www.iocc.org).
Title: Communication Officer / Reporter
Summary: The IOCC Middle East Regional Office is seeking an experienced Communication Officer/Reporter, based in Lebanon, to produce media stories on program achievements, which serve as a useful tool for communicating the benefits of the relief programs. These stories are produced for publication on IOCC’s global website, newsletters, the donors’ websites and publications, amongst other venues.
The responsibilities for this position include: extensive writing, editing, and proofreading, producing multimedia material; acting as the lead “storyteller” for the agency; contributing to the website; expanding IOCC’s social media presence and impact; and working collaboratively with staff, volunteers, and other stakeholders to ensure that IOCC stories convey the importance and the impact of the work done.
Essential functions include [but are not limited to]
§ Writing media stories and creating multimedia material that highlight how IOCC’s programs are helping to transform the lives of vulnerable target populations;
§ Carrying out the field work and interviews with program counterparts to collect information for the stories;
§ Timely submission and editing of all documents
Qualifications and Requirements:
§ Three to five years’ experience as a journalist, with preferably at least one year experience working in Lebanon and/or the Middle East;
§ BA in Journalism, communications or related field and work experience;
§ Superb writing and editing skills; the Communication Officer / Reporter will be a skilled, enthusiastic, and creative storyteller;
§ Ability to draw together multimedia features such as text, sound, graphics, photography, and video to create and maintain a distinctive and compelling agency “voice”;
§ 2-3 years of social media experience; helpful to have an in-depth understanding of social media platforms, their participants and their community dynamics (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) and how they can be used in different scenarios.
§ Ability and willingness to travel to surrounding countries;
§ Frequent field visits;
§ Self-motivated and able to take initiative with minimal supervision;
§ Fluency in English (written and oral) and Arabic;
§ Good command of Microsoft Office applications;
§ Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Application and contact details:
Interested qualified candidates are requested to submit their resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 9, 2012. To ensure the timely review of your credentials, please insert “Communication Officer/Reporter” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls please. Top-rated candidates will be contacted