Sharjah Art Foundation: Press and Media Coordinator

Responsibilities:
• Researching and developing content to write and edit press materials, including press releases, backgrounder documents, invitations
• Write and edit materials for Sharjah Art Foundation’s spokespersons
• Edit and fact check articles
• Help creating press timelines with deliverables based on annual Sharjah Art Foundation events calendar and local, regional, and international art event calendars
• Help mapping the media and strategically target press and publications for all Sharjah Art Foundation news and events to maximize coverage
• Conduct in-depth research into key press, target publications, past coverage of artists and curators, press language, best practices, and more
• Research and track press and media coverage and create in depth coverage reports for each exhibition and event
• Help developing local, regional, and international press and media database so that Sharjah Art Foundation messaging reaches large and diverse network of audience
• Help pitching targeted stories to press to strategically promote the broad scope of Sharjah Art Foundation’s activities
• Make calls and email database contacts to invite them to exhibitions and events
• Serve as onsite media contact during press visits, press trips, and interviews
• Support to prepare press conferences
• Support to prepare press kits and other communication materials for Sharjah Art Foundation events

Experience:
Min 4 years in a similar role

Skills:
• Excellent writing skills
• Broad understanding of contemporary art and museum operations
• High level of concentration and attention to detail
• Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
• Methodical and well-organised approach to work

Qualifications:
Degree in writing or journalism
Fluency in English: academic and professional. Arabic is a plus

The ideal candidate should be based in the UAE.

To apply, please send your completed form along with and undated CV to hr@sharjahart.org.

Click here for the application form.

 

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