SMEX Seeks Communications Officer

SMEX is recruiting a full-time Communications Officer. They will be in charge of campaigning for the different projects that SMEX is currently implementing in addition to managing communication and campaigning for SMEX’s annual bilingual (Ar/En) unconference Bread&Net. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, review, implement and update the general communication, campaigning, and branding of SMEX, and all of its programs
  • Ensure the communication strategy serves the objectives of the different projects and programs
  • Co-create and implement a communication plan for Bread&Net
  • Create and diffuse content on SMEX social media channels (including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, etc.) to promote SMEX’s mission and projects, including Bread&Net
  • Help and support in strategic communication tasks with SMEX
  • Support the Digital Content Manager in coordinating, creating, and managing all of SMEX’s content across our platforms (Websites, Social Media, Newsletters, etc.) in both English and Arabic
  • Brief, follow up and coordinate with the graphic designers and multimedia officer for online and offline campaigns and publications
  • Maintain the presence and visibility of SMEX in the press and actively pursue opportunities for visibility
  • Contribute to the monthly user engagement reports and other reporting documentation needed

Qualifications

  • Familiarity with SMEX’s core issues and must share common human rights values around privacy, users’ rights, digital surveillance, data protection, freedom of expression, accessibility, open culture, etc.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Respect for deadlines and iterative processes
  • Experience organizing measurable online campaigns, preferably for an advocacy-oriented organization
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Fluent in Arabic and English (both spoken and written)
  • Good experience in media management
  • Degree in Journalism or Communications or any relevant field is encouraged
  • Experience in journalism, communications or public relations
  • Experience and knowledge of development, implementation and management of digital strategies and tools
  • Ability to work independently and report relevant information clearly and concisely,
  • Diplomatic and patient nature
  • Strong networking ability

Other Essentials

  • Positive attitude and ability to learn in a fast-paced environment
  • Work well in a team 
  • Take initiative and responsibility; open to direct feedback
  • Value diversity of background, opinion, and approach
  • Willing to experiment and reflect on lessons learned

The Recruitment Process
The recruitment process consists of two main steps:

  1. Interested candidates should first complete the online application
  2. Qualified applicants will be contacted for a follow-up video or face to face interview.

SMEX

SMEX is a registered Lebanese NGO that works to advance self-regulating information societies in the Middle East and North Africa.