A minimum of four years of progressively responsible experience in a media outlet, , 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. Candidate must attach copies of relevant service/work experience certificates.
1) Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required (This will be tested)
2) Level IV (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing Sinhala is required.
Detailed knowledge of U.S. foreign policy objectives and American interests in Sri Lanka, especially as they apply to press and media professionals, outlets and online publications is required. Comprehensive understanding of Sri Lankan 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.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to identify, analyze, predict and continually assess attitudes of press and media outlets and information consumers across a wide range of thematic policy areas is required. Must have strong analytic skills to match specific U.S. foreign policy objectives with relevant Sri Lankan attitudes. Must have excellent customer relations, interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.