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REPORTS TO: IREX Program Representative

LOCATION: International, Remote (IREX may require that certain training assignments be conducted in-person in Turkey).



IREX is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to building a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information.



IREX is seeking a SOCIAL MEDIA VIDEO TRAINER to design and deliver a series of workshops and courses for Syrian media partners through IREX’s Supporting Independent Media in Syria II (SIMS-II) program. IREX has several partners (radio, TV and online) that produce Arabic-language broadcasts, including current affairs and news programs, to Syrian audiences.


The trainer will work with the media outlet to teach producers the skills to create powerful, engaging, and eye-catching social media news videos helping to bring to life complex stories and to make them clear and understandable in a short format. The training should include scripting for text-based video and graphics, shot and picture selection, storytelling for short form video, and formats and writing for social media headlines. The trainer may also be required to work with the partner on longer form video/TV formats with an emphasis on package/feature construction and writing to pictures.





  • The design and delivery of workshops in social media news video.
  • Strategic advice on introducing social media news video.
  • Consultation on the consistent design and format of social media news videos.
  • Writing to video and graphics.
  • Package construction.




  • Minimum five years’ experience in producing multimedia news video.
  • Expertise in training and delivering workshops.
  • Expertise in writing to video and graphics.
  • Experience working in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Native Arabic language essential. 




To Apply:  Please send a resume and a cover letter that includes a daily rate.

Prior to engagement candidates will be asked to provide references. Engagement will require a successful reference check.

Application deadline:  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Shortlisted candidates will be subject to a verbal interview. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Engagement will require submission of a sample work product and successful reference check. 


IREX may at its discretion ask for additional information. Issuing this call does not commit IREX to select any candidate. IREX reserves the right, based on availability of funding and consultant performance, to increase the duration and/or enter into subsequent contractual agreements with the selected Consultants without re-publicizing the opportunity. 

Late submissions will only be considered if in the best interests of the project, and then only at IREX’s sole discretion.

IREX has the right to withdraw this announcement at any time.

EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity.

All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled