Central Tibetan Administration:
Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR)
Title: Media Relations Coordinator
Overview: DIIR seeks a Tibetan communications professional to provide strategic assistance in the development of media strategies for the CTA.
Service Code: CTA-DIIR-04-2012
Service Track: Professional/Fellow
Host Institute Information: DIIR is composed of 16 sections. In addition to the Dharamsala-based staff, the department also includes the various Offices of Tibet throughout the world. DIIR educates Tibetan policy makers and the international community about the political, human rights and environmental situation in occupied Tibet. The department publishes books and provides information on Tibet in print, online and through multi-media. It serves as a protocol office for the Tibetan exile administration and liaison with international media and Tibet support group networks throughout the world.
Responsibilities include: evaluation of current media operations; developing a comprehensive media plan; preparing a proactive media outreach plan including pitching to reporters, editors and updating media list; creating still photography and video assets to complement media strategies; facilitating media orientation and support for CTA staff; enhancing CTA’s social media strategy; and assisting in maintaining website content.
AT A GLANCE:
Opening: 1 position
Experience Level: Mid-Advanced
Time Commitment: 6 months+
Field Based: No
Host Type: CTA
Start Date: July 1, 2012
Eligibility & Benefits:
• Housing Assistance
• A modest monthly stipend
A Bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications. Strong understanding and experience in strategic media communications. Demonstrated strong writing and editing skills in English including the development of news releases and human-interest stories. Ability to understand and speak Tibetan is desirable.
Tibet Corps seeks to inspire Tibetans to become directly engaged in tangible work to build and strengthen the Tibetan community, its organizations and institutions, and the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), to surmount barriers and gaps in space and resources, building on our own collective strength to support the Tibetan people.
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