Internship - Communications & PR Assistant

SUMMARY:


TechAfghanistan is a new and upcoming technology magazine/publication in Afghanistan whose mission is to empower local audiences with valuable and relevant news and information products related to technology. These audiences include the academic community, technologists, ICT private sector, governing institutions and development agencies. Ranging from video tutorials to research papers, from short news articles chronicling international tech innovations that can be adapted to the local context, to data and events, TechAfghanistan aims to be the premier tech publication in the region.


We are currently constructing the website, identifying volunteer contributing writers from the local and international community, building partnerships with the relevant organizations, and setting up a small in-house studio for video production. To this end, we have a number of positions open for internships. We seek creative, hardworking and talented individuals who would like to gain crucial work experience in a professional environment. Tasks will be assigned with strict timelines and outputs. We are looking for motivated self-starters with big ideas and the discipline to see them through, who can work under tight deadlines and minimal supervision.



Responsibilities


  • Assisting with planning publicity strategies and campaigns

  • Research about potential collaborators, partners

  • Conducting outreach to partners, follow-up communication and organizing meetings

  • Dealing with enquiries from the public, the press, and related organisations

  • Tweaking presentations and communications material (design)

  • Organising promotional events such as conferences and launches, and interviews for TechTV; as well as trainings and other initiatives

  • Assisting with the production of a press package and collateral for TechAfghanistan (leaflets, brochures, reports, promotional content)


Skills / Requirements


  • Creativity and initiative

  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Good IT skills

  • Ability to prioritise and plan effectively

  • Awareness of different outreach, PR mechanisms


Application Process


Send your CV, cover letter and writing sample(s) to career@tech.af by 14th March, 2016

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

Application deadline: 2016-Mar-14

Organization: TechAfghanistan

Sector: Media

Email: career@tech.af