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**3 Great Jobs at Amnesty International**

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*Media/ New Media Assistant*

Washington, DC

We are seeking a full-time Media/New Media Assistant to support the
visibility efforts and infrastructure of the AIUSA's Media Relations and
New Media Units. Responsibilities include administrative tasks, web
services, and tracking and dissemination of important, time-sensitive
media materials. Ideal candidate will work 1/3 of the time with Media
Relations and 2/3 of the time with New Media, reporting to the Managing
Director of Communications and the Director of Internet Communications

*QUALIFICATIONS:*Requirements include: Bachelor's degree, advanced PC
skills, proficiency in understanding the internet, experience in
development and maintenance of a web site and knowledge of online trends
and new technologies, and strong written and oral communication skills.
Experience in media relations, internet communications or related field
is a plus. Must be highly organized and able to multi-task effectively
in a fast paced environment.

*CONTACT: *To apply, send resume and cover letter to Please indicate in the subject Line:
M/MNA-AIUSA. No calls please. AIUSA is an equal opportunity employer.

Online Marketing Coordinator

Washington, DC

The Online Marketing Coordinator's primary responsibility is to drive
traffic to Amnesty's web properties and convert that traffic into list
growth and donations. The Coordinator will use traditional online
strategies such as search engine optimization as well as newer,
non-traditional tactics, such as social network and blog outreach. The
Coordinator will work closely with Amnesty's online marketing
consultant, sharing tasks so as to stretch Amnesty's overall online
marketing budget. The Coordinator will also develop plans to build
Amnesty's presence in the blogosphere, leading activist leaders in
non-traditional guerilla actions in order to build buzz on sites like
MySpace, Facebook, YouTube and Digg.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* Leads search engine optimization efforts
* Monitors and analyzes online media, blog and social networking
coverage and for priority campaigns
* Stays up to date on online marketing best practices
* Drafts digital influence strategies and online marketing plans
* Analyzes statistics for optimizing web and email content
* Leads Activist 2.0, Amnesty's web 2.0 activists in social
networking actions
* Drafts email copy targeting external audiences as well as internal
audiences for priority campaigns
* Develops online media lists and other online properties (e.g.,
blogs, online communities, multimedia sharing sites, message boards)

*QUALIFICATIONS:* Bachelor's degree or equivalent. 2-4 years of relevant
work experience in an online marketing or communications role.
PR/Marketing agency and online marketing experience is preferred. Search
engine optimization experience preferred. Intuitive familiarity with
social media, blogging experience a plus. Ability to understand and use
Web Analytics data. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

*CONTACT:* Send resume and cover letter to
Please include job code: OLMC in subject line. No calls please. AIUSA is
an equal opportunity employer.

Project Manager, Denounce Torture Campaign, Guantanamo Cell Tour
Office Administrator

Temporary--6 months

Washington, DC or New York, NY

The Project Manager will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of
the Guantanamo cell tour--a major mobilization and public awareness
initiative connected to the AIUSA priority Denounce Torture Campaign.
This project entails the organizing of a multi-city US tour of a replica
of a Guantanamo cell. At each stop in the tour a major event will be
organized around the cell aimed at building public awareness of the
human rights abuses committed at Guantanamo and mobilizing public action
in support of closing Guantanamo and in support of other Denounce
Torture Campaign goals. This initiate is a major undertaking and its
successful implementation is directly connected to the success of the
Denounce Torture Campaign. The Project Manager will work under the
direction of the Denounce Torture Campaign Director and will also work
closely with the Denounce Torture Campaign Team and other AIUSA national
and regional staff and volunteers playing key roles in supporting the
campaign and tour.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* Ensure that all necessary steps taken to finalize tour calendar
including making final decisions on tour cities--done under
direction of Campaign Director in collaboration with key AI staff
and volunteers.
* Actively participate in creative meetings to design overall
approach to tour.
* Handle all logistics related to transporting the cell from site to
site. This will include contracting with vendors to handle the
safe shipping and storage of the cell.
* Take the lead in collaboration with AIUSA regional offices in
organizing events connected to the tour in multiple cities in all
5 AIUSA regions. This will include travel to site cities to
determine specific event sites and contracting with vendors and/or
getting necessary event permits.
* Work with AIUSA National and Regional staff to develop promotional
plan for overall tour and for events in specific site cities.
* Work closely with AIUSA IT and New Media staff as well as
contractors to ensure that the special technology related to the
cell is continuously operational during the tour.
* Ensure that all tool/supplies connected to the operation of the
cell are available and in working order throughout the tour.
* Prepare regular updates on progress and successes connected to the
tour for Campaign Director.
* Also, provide updates for monthly campaign report, International
Secretariat, new media, fundraising and others interested AI staff
and volunteers.
* Monitor budget for this project and ensure timely accounting and
processing of expenditures related to the cell tour.
* Coordinate with other AIUSA staff to ensure that action and
promotional materials connected to the tour and campaign are
produced and available throughout tour.

*QUALIFICATIONS:* Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Strong verbal,
written, and interpersonal communications skills. Must be
well-organized, with high attention to detail; must have ability to
manage a wide variety of tasks and to work on simultaneous multiple
projects. Experience organizing large scale, multi-dimensional events
required. Experience in campaigning or community organizing strongly

*CONTACT:* Send resume and cover letter to
Please include job code: PM-DTC in subject line. No calls please. AIUSA
is an equal opportunity employer.