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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Communications Writer for Islamic Relief

According to this ad at, Islamic Relief is seeking a communications writer:
• Develop and edit content for communications materials, including but not limited to official publications (newsletters, annual reports, and brochures), reports, presentations, marketing videos, and the web.
• Collaborate with Communications Department staff on related projects
• Manage and produce website content in a timely manner.
• Determine proper writing style for each medium; select effective accompanying graphics such as photos and video footage.
• Contribute to the establishment of creative direction for projects by analyzing project objectives and providing creative recommendations which define the scope of the project.
• Manage communication projects from start to finish, developing and maintaining adequate controls and checklists for project scheduling and follow-ups, client presentation, reviews and approvals.
• Ensure that client marketing and communications needs are sharply defined and fulfilled.
• Continuously question every project to determine how it will help achieve organizational messaging and business objectives to maximize value.
• Perform other related duties as requested.
• Three plus years of related work experience.
• Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications, Public Relations or related field.
• Strong Command of AP Style.
• Competent in editorial principles and techniques of communicating information.
• Strong editing, summary writing, and proofreading skills.
• Fluent in the English language, including grammar, structure, punctuation and spelling.
• Ability to work on highly technical material with strong attention to detail.
• Posses strong organizational and excellent interpersonal skills.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
• Able to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as in a team environment.
• Must have a strong sense of ownership over projects and tasks, be able to identify new opportunities, and have the initiative to pursue them.
• Knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and layout experience a plus.
• Ability to travel to Field Offices overseas to conduct interviews and compose original piece of work a plus.
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