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Work to Promote Peace - Executive Assistant & Operations Manager

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Somerville, MA
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Work to Promote Peace

Executive Assistant & Operations Manager

War Stories Peace Stories (WSPS) is seeking a part-time Executive Assistant and Operations Manager who likes to write, work on media production and has experience in the journalism, peacebuilding, media, and/or editorial spaces. Marketing, social media, and fundraising experience are big plusses. In this dynamic role, you will work in collaboration with WSPS Executive Director, Jamil Simon. 

Jamil is a peace activist, documentary filmmaker and communications expert. He was awarded the 2019 Luxembourg Peace Prize for promoting global awareness of peace efforts through the War Stories Peace Stories project. He’s produced films and designed public awareness programs in Africa, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. He’s promoted sustainable agriculture in Malawi, conflict resolution skills in Jordan, democracy in Mali, water conservation in Tunisia and emergency communications in Haiti.

WSPS is based in Somerville, Massachusetts, it was founded in 2017 by Jamil to support a series of symposia that bring together journalists and peacebuilders to rethink the way the news media covers peace and conflict globally. We are seeking a talented, well organized, energetic candidate who will have an interest in working at the nexus of peacebuilding and journalism. Overall, WSPS values camaraderie, creativity, and expertise! Organization and problem-solving skills are also important since this is a dynamic project with a lot of moving parts.

This is a hybrid in-person / remote role, however, the candidate should expect to work in the office in Somerville more than remote, in order to collaborate actively on producing media for dissemination through social media, to brainstorm about the growth and development of the program, and to collaborate on fundraising efforts. The job can begin as early as early August 20, 2022. We can pay between $25 and $30 per hour depending on experience. The job will begin at 25 hours per week. With good job performance and sufficient funding, it may become a fulltime job.

The web platform War Stories Peace Stories  serves as a collaborative online space for hosting webinars, sharing current best practices, aggregating information about current peacebuilding efforts globally, and connecting journalists and peacebuilders to pursue and publish stories. The operations manager will work closely with rest of the WSPS team on the design, development and production of  the website, and the full range of informational activities that WSPS will create.

WSPS is creating a space, both online and in-person, to serve the informational needs of our two key audiences of journalists and peacebuilders, a space where journalists can learn about current peace efforts, see and hear stories about peace efforts, and share insights on the challenges of covering peace with our unique global audience.

We recently launched a podcast called Making Peace Visible. It features in-depth conversations with key players on the frontlines of peace efforts, and with those who report on them. All the episodes are available on our website, and can also be found on iTunes, Spotify and other podcast directories. 

People learn in different ways and our approach touches our audience through a mix of media. We just launched Peace Docs, a monthly series of documentary films about Peacebuilding in collaboration with our partner, The Global Peace Film Festival,. We will also interview the filmmakers for our Making Peace Visible Podcast.

We’re also in the process of creating NUANCE, a bimonthly publication that will focus on the challenges of writing and publishing stories about peace efforts, with articles and essays contributed by skilled journalists, peacebuilders, communicators and others.

Projects In Development      

Pitching for Peace- an annual WSPS grant competition for journalists, photojournalists and documentary filmmakers producing nonfiction stories about peace efforts, will re-launch in 2023 and 2024. We will also launch an annual WSPS Story Awards for best stories on peace. We also plan to return to creating live symposia starting in 2023.

We're beginning to build a dedicated network of journalists and peacebuilders in media centers around the world to be our global eyes and ears, monitoring reporting of peace efforts and feeding info to WSPS. When live events become possible, this global network will be enormously helpful. We will also use social media vigorously to expand the network.

We can provide additional information about the project, but visiting the website is the best place to start.

Tasks: The Operations Manager will work on a wide range of tasks– generating copy for online publications and social media; implementing a networking and social media strategy that bolsters project engagement and participation; drafting and organizing newsletter content; and supporting fundraising efforts in the form of written grant proposals and outreach letters. Additionally, there will be opportunities to support podcast and some video production working with our podcast producer.

Specific Skills: WSPS is a communications enterprise and therefore, communication skills are key. Writing is the most important skill of all. We are looking for someone who writes clearly, easily and quickly. We write a lot here: descriptions of films and podcasts, website copy, fundraising proposals, networking correspondence, social media, etc. Curiosity and good research skills are important, we are always researching topics, individuals, foundations, etc. 

Computer Skills: Required are Word, Excel, Google Docs, Keynote or PowerPoint. We use Trello to track projects. We use Mailchimp as our email marketing program. Media production software skills are useful but not required. We use Adobe Creative Suite media software like Audition for sound editing, as well as Premiere, Photoshop for other production tasks. For maintaining and updating the website, we use WordPress. Social Media- we currently use Twitter and LinkedIn primarily.

How to Apply: Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as what you feel you can contribute to WSPS. Address the email to jds-wsps@warstoriespeacestories.org  Please put “WSPS PROJECT MANAGER” in the subject line. Applications are due by August 15, 2022. Applications received after that date will not be considered. Once we receive your CV and Cover Letter, we may request additional writing samples and references prior to setting up an interview.


Work to Promote Peace

Executive Assistant & Operations Manager

War Stories Peace Stories (WSPS) is seeking a part-time Executive Assistant and Operations Manager who likes to write, work on media production and has experience in the…

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  • Flexibilidad
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    A Tiempo Parcial
  • Tipo de contrato
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    Contrato indefinido
  • Fecha de inicio
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    25 de agosto de 2022
  • Fecha límite de postulación
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    17 de agosto de 2022
  • Educación
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    Licenciatura
  • Nivel de Experiencia
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    Intermedio
Compensación
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USD $22 - USD $32
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25 hours per week

Compensación

TBD

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Nivel de Idiomas

English - native

English - native

Ubicación

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Somerville, MA, USA

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How to Apply: Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as what you feel you can contribute to WSPS. Address the email to jds-wsps@warstoriespeacestories.org Please put “WSPS PROJECT MANAGER” in the subject line. Applications are due by August 15, 2022. Applications received after that date will not be considered. Once we receive your CV and Cover Letter, we may request additional writing samples and references prior to setting up an interview.

How to Apply: Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as what you feel you can contribute to WSPS. Address the email to…

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