Masahat for Arab Culture in Exile is looking for an enthusiastic and self-driven Communications Coordinator to lead the communications and media outreach around Masahat festival for Arab Arts and Culture taking place 18-22 September in Oslo

We are a small, dynamic and passionate team working to make Masahat Festival a landmark in the cultural scene of Norway and the Arab diaspora. And for that to be achieved, we need to welcome a communications guru to join our growing festival squad!

Job description

  1. Communications strategy: Create and implement a communications strategy for Masahat festival (18-22 September) with the purpose of driving tickets sales and increasing Masahat visibility towards its followers, media, donors, politicians and partners
  2. Social Media Management: Develop and execute social media strategies including tailored social media ads 
  3. Content production: Lead the planning and producing of creative content featuring the events, guests and themes of Masahat festival. Content includes: social media posts, short videos (reels), newsletters, simple designs using Canva platform (or other design programs). 
  4. Dissemination: Manage scheduling and publication in Masahat different platforms: Social Media, newsletter and website
  5. Media outreach & contact: Work closely with Masahat team to expand a network of relevant journalists, sending press releases, pitches, and serving as main point of contact to respond to media inquiries, coordinate interviews with guests and other coverage, and maintain a professional relationship with journalists 


  • Relevant degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, or a related field.
  • Relevant experience in a communications or public relations role, preferably within the arts and culture sector.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Norwegian and English. 
  • Strong knowledge of digital marketing and social media platforms.

Other desired qualifications 

  • Familiarity with Norwegian cultural politics and media outlets, preferably with an existing network amongst journalists and outlets relevant to Masahat festival
  • Knowledge of and interest in politics and culture from the Middle East and the Arab world. 
  • Experience in using Canva (or other design programs) and MailChimp
  • Arabic language is a plus.
  • Personal qualities:
    • Able to manage multiple threads simultaneously and meet tight deadlines
    • Structured, creative thinker who is good at taking initiatives and working independently while at the same time function as a team player and able to handle constructive feedback
    • Able to build and sustain relationships with diverse stakeholders 

Key information

  • Start date: as soon as possible
  • Engagement: temporary engagement until 30 September, with a possibility of extension.
  • Capacity: preferably 100%, but can also accommodate other part-time availability
  • Flexible working hours, can combine home office, with an office space in modern and comfortable building in Sentralen, Oslo
  • Compensation: to be agreed depending on availability and level of experience
  • Questions? call Daglig leder Zeina Bali 97560996, or email: 
  • Apply as soon as possible, no later than 30 June. Please email with CV and short paragraph highlighting your relevant experience and interest in this engagement. Applicants are considered on a rolling basis.