EXPERIENCE: A minimum of four years of progressively responsible experience in a media outlet, think tank, university, NGO, international organization, foreign embassy, government office or corporation is required, with responsibility for public relations, public affairs, journalism, communications, marketing, managing public relations, outreach events, press conferences, and other media interactions as significant parts of the job.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Detailed knowledge of U.S. foreign policy objectives and American interests in Tunisia especially as they apply to press and media professionals, outlets, and online publications is required. Comprehensive understanding of Tunisian press/media institutions and professional journalism standards and practices, as well as trends in audience preferences for information consumption (print, TV, radio, online) is required. Must have an understanding of communication trends in the region and internationally as they affect the Tunisian information landscape and must be familiar with influence patterns in information flow. Knowledge of marketing techniques, market analysis and audience analytics in Tunisia. Understanding of U.S. historical, political, economic, social, and cultural forces that shape U.S. foreign policy are all required and of U.S. press and media standards, norms, and practices.
LANGUAGE: Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing English, French and Arabic are required. This will be tested.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have excellent communication skills, strong event and management skills and the ability to identify, predict and continually asses attitudes of press and media outlets and information consumers across a wide range of thematic policy areas is required. Very good keyboarding and data entry skills are required, excellent familiarity with electronic discovery tolls, demonstration of strong online media literacy skills, and standard information retrieval practices and procedures are required. Must be available to travel throughout Tunisia to support Mission press and media engagement activities.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.