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Niv Farago on How Washington Should Respond to ISIS in Iraq


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Seeking Part Time Communications/Media Relations Consultant

The U.S.-Korea Institute (USKI) at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Affairs is currently seeking a part-time communications consultant to help to help design and execute a targeted media relations strategy for key USKI programs and initiatives.

An ideal candidate should have some experience working media relations in the foreign policy field, preferably on national security and/or East Asia issues. S/he should have some established press contacts in both mainstream and foreign policy oriented media outlets. S/he should also have some knowledge base and/or keen interest in learning more about East Asia regional and alliance issues.

Duties for this position will vary and includes (but is not limited to):

  • Developing, managing and growing press lists for print, tv, radio and online media;
  • Writing press releases and media advisories, and developing communications strategies for both external and internal (within Johns Hopkins University affiliates) audiences;
  • Arranging monthly press events, as well as more targeted press outreach initiatives such as press calls and special events;
  • Tracking media/online coverage of USKI/USKI-related content, scholars and features;
  • Pitching exclusives and op-eds to mainstream and more specialized media outlets; and
  • Expansion of USKI and USKI program related social media presence.

This contract position is available immediately and funded through a two-year grant award. An ideal candidate will stay on through the full grant period, however, temporary contracts will be considered. Potential for contract extension or expansion to a full time position also exists.

For consideration, please send cover letter and resume to Jenny Town, USKI Assistant Director at

“How Washington Should Respond to ISIS in Iraq: The Iran Factor,” by Niv Farago

USKI Visiting Scholar Niv Farago‘s “How Washington Should Respond to ISIS in Iraq: The Iran Factor,” was published by the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. In this article, Farago analyzes US and Iranian interests and offers policy recommendations in advancing US strategy in Iraq.

Read the full article, “How Washington Should Respond to ISIS in Iraq: The Iran Factor.”