ADHRB Hiring Communications Fellow

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) is a non-profit organization that seeks to foster awareness of and support for the pro-democracy movement in Bahrain and the Middle East. We seek a communications fellow responsible for helping establish and execute organization-wide communications priorities, processes products, and strategies. This position requires a minimum of an M.A. in communications. This position is located in Washington, D.C. and reports to the Director of Advocacy.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement communications and media strategy for ADHRB and its initiatives.
  • Manage ADHRB’s media relations and communications, including the website, weekly newsletter, and social media presence.
  • Effectively strategize with ADHRB staff to disseminate key institutional deliverables—reports, op-eds, press releases, policy briefs—to appropriate media outlets and other audiences.
  • Edit, package, and place op-eds and assist in the drafting and editing of other written products as needed.
  • Oversee media requests including electronic media, television, radio, print, and other general press inquiries.
  • Develop and oversee, in coordination with staff, special projects that have a press or marketing element, including campaigns, videos, and other multimedia.
  • Manage production of all marketing and promotional materials for ADHRB.
  • Perform administrative and other duties as required.
  • Manage interns as needs require.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Recent M.A. in communications.
  • Excellent writing, editorial, oral communication, and presentation skills.
  • Versatility in writing for all media platforms.
  • Experience with creating multimedia products and social media promotion.
  • Adept team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Organized, disciplined, and proactive.
  • Works well under deadlines.

Preferred Experience

  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights consistent with the mission of ADHRB.
  • Experience working on a grassroots or political campaign.
  • Knowledge of the Middle East developed from experience.
  • Working knowledge of Arabic.

ADHRB offers a stipend of $1000/month for this position, and requires a 6-month commitment of 40 hours per week from any potential fellow.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and a brief, unedited writing sample to, and include “Communications Fellow” in the subject line.

A PDF of this posting is available here.