UNIVERSITY OF KURDISTAN HEWLER

Press Officer

Location
Erbil, Iraq
Posted
22 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
22 Jul 2020
Ref
290120-1
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

VACANCIES AVAILABLEOne
DEPARTMENTPublic Relations, Media and Communication (PRMC)
JOB FAMILYAdministration
TYPE OF CONTRACTFTE 1.0
HOURS OF WORK40 Hours/Week (Normally 08:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Sunday – Thursday)
PLACE OF WORKUniversity of Kurdistan Hewlêr
REPORTING TODirector of PRMC
APPOINTMENT DURATION2 Years
PROBATION3 Months
APPLICATION DEADLINEApplication is open until the position is filled
JD VERSION290120-1

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Press Officer, in consultation with the line manager, will:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive digital media plan.
  • Develop ideas for features and stories that would promote the University.
  • Create consistently clear, accurate and compelling content for external and internal audiences in both English and Kurdish.
  • Manage relationships with journalists, reporters.
  • Liaise with media on press enquiries and academics/staff interviews.
  • Support the general functions of the Department of PRMC.
  • Develop and update the Website’s content.
  • Develop scheduled newsletters.
  • Perform media monitoring and delivery of daily news briefings to faculty/staff.
  • Advise the academic staff and managers on dealing with the media.
  • Produce high impact coverage for the University.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties commensurate with the nature of the post and as requested by the line manager.

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

The Press Officer should have:

  • 4-5 years of experience in journalism, news-writing and editing.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Kurdish.
  • Degree in social sciences (master’s preferred).
  • Excellent knowledge of the media, society and politics in Kurdistan Region.
  • Genuine interest in higher education, science and student affairs.
  • Willingness to adapt and participate in activities outside the ‘core role’ as required.
  • Very good understanding of digital media/social media technicalities and strategies.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Ability to systematically identify opportunities for improvement in work systems, and implement changes in collaboration with colleagues.
  • Ability to deal with sensitive information with discretion and to maintain confidentiality at all times.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Interested applicants are requested to email their Application Form, CV, and Personal Statement to jobs@ukh.edu.krd by indicating the specific Vacancy Title: Press Officer, and inserting the most recent passport size photo in the area provided on the application form.
  • Only complete applications: Application Form (with the most recent photo), Personal Statement and CV will be considered.
  • Size of the photo must be 45mm x 35mm with no less than 150 pixels for the quality.
  • Any application that does not specify the vacancy applied for will not be considered.
  • An Application Form is available at ‘Vacancies’ on the University website (http://www.ukh.edu.krd)

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