Communications Manager – El Mashrou3

Date Posted: 2013/06/26 15:18:23
Expiry Date: 2013/08/25
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Communications Manager
El Mashrou3

Overview of Position:

Reporting to the Managing Director, and serving as a key member of the senior management team, the Communications Manager will be responsible for the development and implementation of El Mashrou3’s communication strategy. The Communications Manager will develop a communications plan and budget for El Mashrou3, directly managing all external communications activities that promote awareness of El Mashrou3 amongst target audiences, enhance the brand and further the organization’s mission. The Communications Manager will be responsible for the creation and implementation of a broad range of public relations activities designed to spark a conversation about youth employment and entrepreneurship. This individual will be an ambassador for the organization and will need to build relationships with the media. The goal is both to promote awareness of El Mashrou3 as a brand, as well as support our sponsorship and other fund raising activities. The Communications Manager will oversee El Mashrou3’s varied and communications products and services including newsletters, Website, youtube, Facebook and social media, and other online communications; as well as El Mashrou3 marketing materials directed at sponsors and donors.

Job Responsibilities:

Communications Strategy, Vision and Leadership
• Develop and implement an integrated strategic communications plan to advance El Mashrou3’s brand identity; broaden awareness of its programs and priorities; and increase the visibility of its programs across key audiences
• Create marketing/public relations strategy that will allow El Mashrou3 to cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences, including the media and key influencers
• Identify challenges and emerging issues faced by the organization. Work with leadership team and staff to recognize internal and external communications opportunities and solutions, and define and execute appropriate strategies to support them
• Serve as communications counselor to the El Mashrou3 management team

Communications Operations
• Oversee development of all El Mashrou3 online and digital communications
• Serve as a spokesperson and lead point person on media interactions that help promote and/or impact the organization
• Exercise judgment to prioritize media opportunities
• Actively engage, cultivate and manage press relationships to ensure coverage surrounding programs, special events, public announcements, and other projects
• Oversee the day-to-day activities of the communications function including budgeting, planning and staff development
• Manage communications team and external resources used by the communications department
Team Development/Management
• Recruit and manage a communications team to support the development and execution of the communications strategy
• Directly reporting to the Communications Manager will be the:
Social Media Manager
Graphic Designer
Website Manager
Special Content Producer

• Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality
• Work with the TV Production department to effectively create original content for the web site and social media
• Develop relationships with effective external resources as needed
• Mentor and develop communication staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis
• Establish and monitor department performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, and conduct annual performance appraisals.

Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field is required, an advanced degree is preferred
• Minimum 5 years experience in a management role either in-house or with an agency
• Native Arabic speaker with flawless written abilities in Arabic and English
• Demonstrated experience and leadership in managing a comprehensive strategic communications, media relations, and marketing program to advance an organization’s mission and goals
• Creative and thoughtful on how new media technologies can be utilized
• Significant experience in planning, writing, editing, and production of online content as well as newsletters, press releases, and other marketing literature
• Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output
• Experience in building, mentoring and coaching a team of communications specialists
• Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills
• Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers
• Self reliant, good problem solver, results oriented
• Ability to make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs
• Ability to manage multiple external resources
• Passion for El Mashrou3’s mission

Education

• Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field is required, an advanced degree

Company Profile

“المشروع” هى أول مسابقة لتليفزيون الواقع فى مصر لأصحاب المشروعات والرواد اﻟﻤﺠتمعيين. وهى مسابقة جديدة تهدف إلي إستخدام مزيج من الإعلام الترفيهي والعلمي لدفع الشباب للإبتكار و الإبداع والعمل.
سينقسم جميع المتسابقين في البرنامج إلى فريقين، كل فريق هيعدي بتحديات متعددة، لاختبار القدرات الريادية لكل المتسابقيين وتأهيلهم ﻟﻤﺠال ريادة الأعمال. سيحصل الفائز الأول علي جائزة نقدية كبيرة ودعم حقيقي يضمن إنطالق مشروعه.
سيقوم أعضاء هيئة التحكيم بتقييم مهاراتك وقدراتك علي العمل الفردي والجماعي، إلي جانب إمكانياتك الشخصية ومهاراتك كالمثابرة والشجاعة والواقعية والرؤية. أثناء البرنامج سيتوفر لكل المتسابقيين توجيه وإرشاد من متخصصيين ومرشدين لمساعدتهم علي تنمية المهارات الريادية والعمل على تقوية مشروعاتهم.

المشروع هو أيضا مبادرة إعلامية جديدة تهدف لتوصيل رواد الأعمال الطموحين إلى الموارد اللازمة والأدوات الفعالة في مجال ريادة الأعمال. مبادرة مصرية هدفها تعزيز روح المبادرة وخلق فرص العمل. برنامج المشروع هيوصل الآلاف من رواد الأعمال الطموحين والمتقدمين بالمستثمرين وجهات التمويل المتاحة،وهيساعدهم على تلقي التدريب، والتوجيه، والاستشارات أو التمويل من أجل تحويل أفكارهم إلى مشاريع حقيقية.

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