Advocacy Expert

Wattan Media Network is an award-winning, independent, professional media organization based in Ramallah, Palestine. It was established in 1996. Over the past 28 years, Wattan has established itself as an important voice of Palestinian citizens, civil society, marginalized communities and groups, women and, most significantly, youth. Our team of reporters, correspondents, and experts in the West Bank and Gaza provide wide ranging reporting and programming on issues of public concern including sensitive and controversial topics that are rarely covered by mainstream Palestinian media.

 

Wattan is seeking for a passionate person about the power of media and its impact on society, thrive in the fast-paced ‎world of social media, where every like, share, and comment can make a difference. Wattan ‎Media Network has an exciting opportunity for a qualified candidate to fulfil the following full-time vacancy in its office in Ramallah:


Advocacy Expert


Job Description
The Advocacy Expert position at Wattan Media Network involves providing critical support to various departments by closely coordinating efforts to maintain a synchronized and up-to-date online presence across the website and social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok, and more. This role is essential in ensuring that Wattan's digital footprint is impactful, engaging, and aligned with the organization's overarching mission. The Advocacy Expert will be responsible for creating and executing online strategies that harmonize Wattan's objectives, campaigns, and audience responses across all relevant platforms. By integrating advocacy efforts into the digital sphere, this position will enhance the reach and effectiveness of Wattan's initiatives.

 

Responsibilities:

  • • Research, edit, and produce professional media and communications materials for various ‎audiences and ensuring their timely dissemination and amplification.‎

  • • Follow up on all related social media communications.‎

  • • Maintains a calendar of assigned activities and deadlines and shares with Wattan Media Network and project ‎partners.‎

  • • Maximizes opportunities for Wattan and partners to be featured in various types of media ‎messages.‎

  • • Maintain records of media coverage.‎

  • • Implement advocacy campaigns that address pressing social issues, media freedom, and human rights.

  • • Develop educational materials, toolkits, and resources to support advocacy training programs.

  • • Mentor and support participants in applying advocacy techniques and strategies in their work.

  • • Stakeholder Engagement and Collaboration.

  • • Coordinate with various departments within Wattan Media Network to integrate advocacy efforts across different media platforms.

  • • Develop and implement public awareness campaigns to educate the public on critical social and media issues.

  • • Utilize social media, traditional media, and other communication channels to disseminate advocacy messages and engage with a broader audience.

  • • Oversee the planning, execution, and management of advocacy projects and initiatives.

 

Background and Required Experience:

  • • At least a graduate degree in journalism and communication, or a related field is required.

  • • At least five years of relevant professional experience working in journalism and communication, including writing features for media and web.

  • • Demonstrated experience in maintaining social media accounts, especially Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, as well as experience with new media executions.

  • • Knowledge and understanding of local and global digital landscape and trends.

  • • Experience with graphic design, ability to create designs for digital media purposes in open-source graphic design programs.

  • • Ability to integrate PR/communication initiatives with social media.

  • • Experience developing compelling content to generate responses from audiences online.

  • • Experience in reporting on qualitative and quantitative analytics.

  • • Ability to take quality photographs and basic photo editing skills.

  • • Experience in and familiarity with the Palestinian context and the NGO sector.

  • • Language Proficiency.

  • • Very good in both written and spoken English and Arabic is essential.

Interested candidates with relevant education and work experience are encouraged to submit their CV, a cover letter and minimum two references with full contact information. Applications should be submitted to
[email protected]


Deadline for Submission 25 May 2024.

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