• Public Relations Manager

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/29/2018 1:25 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-2816
    Location
    PK-
  • Position Description

    XLA is seeking a Public Relations Manager to support the anticipated U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Pakistan ‘Communications and Outreach Mechanism’ project. This would be a 5-year project based in Islamabad, Pakistan with the overarching goal of increasing Pakistanis’ awareness, perception, and understanding of the United States, its civilian assistance programs, and the benefits of these programs to communities and individuals across Pakistan. 

     

    The Public Relations Manager would be based in Islamabad and his/her duties would include, but not be limited to:

    • Creating and maintaining a favorable public image for USAID/Pakistan by communicating the accomplishments of USAID/Pakistan's projects and activities;
    • Pitching stories to the media, preparing media kits, and organizing press tours;
    • Writing press releases and speeches, and preparing articles for publication; and
    • Releasing information to counter negative publicity and handling crisis and emergency communications.

    Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, mass communication, advertising or a related field; Master’s degree preferred;
    • Five or more years of experience as a reporter, editor, media coordinator, or in a demanding public relations role;
    • Must have solid contacts with the Pakistani print, broadcast, and social media players;
    • Prior experience working/living in Pakistan;
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team environment;
    • Fluency in English required; fluency in Udru and/or Punjabi strongly desired.

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