Media Lead - Palestine Campaign

Remote/Palestine | Campaigns | Contract | Fully remote


Full-Time/Fixed term - 8 months

Please note - While there is no deadline for applying, we want to hire the most excellent candidates as soon as possible. If you are interested in the position, please do not wait to send in your application.

About Avaaz

Avaaz is a leading international organization focused on campaigning and advocacy, boasting a membership of nearly 70 million globally. We're a prominent force in online activism, rallying individuals worldwide to address pressing issues such as human rights, environmental protection, combating disinformation, and safeguarding democracy.

Our unique model empowers individuals to unite their voices for collective action during critical moments, driving meaningful change on global challenges ranging from climate crisis to human rights violations. For over a decade, we have actively campaigned for Palestinian rights, and this year, we will embark on an ambitious project to further support their pursuit of equity and self-determination.

Avaaz relies solely on small donations from its dedicated members, ensuring our independence and unwavering commitment to addressing the world's most urgent needs.

Position Overview

The Palestinian people are facing one of the most painful chapters in its history, with over 30,000 people killed in Gaza, close to 10,000 imprisoned, and escalating violence in the West Bank. At this moment, the struggle for Palestinian rights is more urgent and important than ever, and this struggle must be led by Palestinian voices. This is why Avaaz is building a team that can help mobilize strategic, people-led local and global action that can help achieve the change needed. 


The Media Lead will play a key role that sits at the intersection of communications and movement building.This position involves collaborating closely with a social media consultancy to craft compelling campaign narratives, seize media opportunities, and ignite creative sparks that captivate audiences. This is a unique opportunity to shape Palestine’s political future in alignment with justice, equality, and human dignity. This position will report to one of Avaaz’s Senior Campaign Directors, a leading figure in the campaign movement for Palestinian rights.

  • Monitoring crucial news cycles and processes in key media markets 
  • Develop and implement creative media and communications strategies
  • Identify opportunities for strong media-led campaigns and moments to use media to advance campaigns
  • Write media materials, talking points and briefings for staff and spokespersons
  • Leading the planning and execution of both physical and digital campaigns, including physical actions and stunts with short turnaround and media engagement
  • Supporting the development of creative tactics, story-telling for our campaigns and strong talking points
  • Rewriting communications in other languages, depending on proficiency
  • Public speaking in the media and on social media
  • Publishing and editing online content. 

Skills and Experience

This dynamic and ever-changing role will provide you with the opportunity to harness your creative media and communication skills bringing attention and engagement to drive our campaign goals and evolving movement. 

As a culturally rich and diverse organization, we understand that experience comes in different forms, however, you can successfully demonstrate that:

  • You possess a wealth of journalistic experience, serving as a point of insight and integrity.
  • You are able to demonstrate an advanced understanding of Palestinian (and the SWANA region’s) culture, politics, and the ever-changing media landscape, fostering deeper connections within our global community.
  • You uphold the highest standards of professionalism, efficiency, and a steadfast dedication to delivering outstanding results, even under tight deadlines.
  • You can showcase impeccable written and oral communication skills, serving as a compelling voice for our mission across diverse audiences.
  • You have demonstrable experience of forging powerful narratives that resonate deeply with audiences worldwide, showcasing a proven track record in messaging and storytelling.
  • You have experience of designing creative media-focused campaign tactics and strategies that captivate hearts and minds.
  • You can use your expert media pitching skills to passionately advocate and persuade reporters and editors, cultivating meaningful relationships throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and beyond.
  • Strong spokesperson skills and ability to train others in the art of impactful communication.
  • You are keen to apply your analytical skills to measure the effectiveness of communication initiatives, ensuring our efforts drive tangible progress towards global justice and citizen empowerment.
  • Passion and commitment to global justice, citizen empowerment and social change.
  • Strong teamwork skills, comfortable in a highly collaborative team culture and a hierarchical team structure.
  • Enthusiasm for a wide range of global issues, and a readiness to move swiftly between them while rapidly focusing on the details of each.
  • Proficient in Google Suite and online communication systems (Slack, Zoom, etc).
  • Fluency in English and Arabic is a requirement. Fluency in other languages is desirable.


Our team's work will be predominantly on-the-ground, with internal work conducted over email, Google Suites, telephone, and Slack. This particular position will be preferably based in Palestine, but we’re open to remote work options.

Compensation and Benefits

Our fees are tailored to experience, ensuring competitiveness with renowned international and non-governmental organizations.

Our Commitment to Equity and Inclusion 

As a global organization with millions of members worldwide, it’s important to us that our team reflects the diversity needed to lead a movement of people from across the planet, rising to meet some of the most complex challenges humanity has ever faced. We believe we can only succeed by building a diverse team full of fresh perspectives and original ideas, and we are committed to creating a working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential.

Our team includes native and non-native English speakers, self-taught and university-educated, and people with all sorts of professional backgrounds. If doing the job you just read about would excite you to come to work every day, we want you to apply if you’re talented, hard-working, and committed to making a difference. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, language and accent, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, family/parental or marital status, political affiliation, religion, socioeconomic class/caste, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

We’ll provide reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities or special needs to participate in the application process, so please let us know if you have such a request when you apply.