The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) is gearing up for a high stakes year ahead. This year marks an essential turning point in U.S-Iran relations, and NIAC also will be rolling out its joint Policy and Outreach field strategies in the SF Bay Area and DC Metro Area. Through Congressional campaigns, online advocacy, and more, we’ll push for strengthened diplomacy between the U.S and Iran, advocate for increased human rights in Iran, and fight those sanctions that impact ordinary Iranians. To strengthen the impact of these efforts, we are seeking a New Media Deputy Director to shape our web, video, social media, and email campaigns. These efforts will directly complement NIAC’s existing Policy, Outreach, and Press/Media initiatives.
We're looking for someone who has top-notch graphic design, video editing, social media, and writing skills. The ideal candidate is an innovative self-starter who can seize time-sensitive messaging opportunities across various mediums and platforms. S/he can imagine and execute creative, bold, and impactful strategies to get NIAC’s message out, and s/he believes in the importance of NIAC’s mission: strengthening Iranian Americans’ voice in order to make an impact on the issues that most impact us and our families. We seek a candidate who is a team player, can simplify complex messaging, and is willing to try out new ideas.
We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds, including business, non-profit, and politics.
NOTE: This will be a temporary position for an initial 6-month testing period. If the candidate performs exceptionally, a permanent staff position will be issued.
For more information view the full job description here.
The National Iranian American Council is now accepting applications for interns for the fall/winter 2013 semester to operate out of NIAC’s Washington, DC office. Internships last for at least 10 weeks. NIAC will assist in helping interns get school credit, but positions are unpaid.
NIAC seeks dynamic undergraduate/graduate students and recent graduates, preferably in international relations, political science, and/or public policy. Applicants must possess strong written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, and be highly motivated to support NIAC's work. Fluency in Persian (Farsi) is a plus, as is experience with Congress and/or advocacy campaigns. Applicants with creative skills (web design, graphic design, and/or video editing) are also strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given for applicants who can intern full time.
Interns work with NIAC staff on advocacy and community outreach activities. Responsibilities include monitoring of Congressional activities, researching legislation, and drafting analyses and action alerts on issues related to immigration, civil rights, and foreign policy. Responsibilities include writing news articles for NIAC's website, op-eds for NIAC's blog, NIAC inSight, and covering Congressional hearings/policy conferences. Interns work on various NIAC civic education projects and help support NIAC events. Interns assist with program implementation, database management, community outreach, event planning, logistical support for staff activities, and other administrative duties. Applicants with strong creative skills may assist with graphic design, upkeep and enhancements to NIAC's website, and/or producing short videos which educate the community and/or highlight NIAC
activities. Applicants who are fluent in Persian may assist with translating news from Iran for NIAC's blog, translating NIAC materials to Persian, and maintaining NIAC's Persian language website.
Please email your resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to Sahar Fahimi at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.