Senior Coordinator, Public Relations and Media, AUC Venture Lab (Grant Position)

Reports to: Officer, Marketing and Communications

Purpose: AUC Venture Lab (V-Lab) is the leading university-based startup accelerator/incubator in Africa and the MENA region, with the aim of commercializing innovations that contribute to Egypt’s competitiveness and economic growth​​. The holder of this position will be responsible for capturing V-Lab’s presence on the media through its different mediums. The position holder would be expected to co-develop and adhere to the communications strategy and calendar capturing V-Lab’s activities, circulation of V-Lab’s news and updates, and ensure a high presence on the media and social media arena. He/she is expected to cover a number of topics every cycle to be published on AUC V-Lab's website, communicate with potential writers, and follow the editorial process before publishing websites.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Manage V-lab’s social media accounts and website
  • Manage day to day customer relations on V-Lab media accounts
  • Develop and disseminate a monthly newsletter for V-Lab’s network
  • Attend and cover events relevant to the entrepreneurship ecosystem
  • Meet and convince reporters to cover stories about V-Lab's graduates
  • Prepare and maintain a list of V-lab’s appearance in the media
  • Review the V-Lab’s social media presence and make recommendations for enhancement
  • Collect startup updates from account officers
  • Identify potential writers for the V-Lab articles
  • Facilitate relevant, engaging and up to date digital content
  • Review the V-Lab’s social media presence and make recommendations for enhancement
  • Assist AUC Venture Lab’s marketing and communication manager as needed

Requirements:

Minimum Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree

Experience: One to two years of relevant work experience

Skills:

  • Strong creative abilities with words and images
  • Effective communication skills
  • Social and willing to meet new people and properly present V-lab
  • Strong knowledge of popular social media platforms and monitoring tools
  • Excellent Arabic and English writing and speaking skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software  
  • Highly organized
  • Capable of multitasking and prioritizing
  • Positive, high-energy attitude
  • Detail oriented

 

Position is open until July 24, 2018

 

Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the short list will be contacted. If interested, please send an updated and detailed resume to hr4@aucegypt.edu, stating “Senior Coordinator, PR and Media -, AUC Venture Lab” in the subject line.

 

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