MIDDLE EAST ARCHIVE

MIDDLE EAST ARCHIVE

ABOUT

Middle East Archive is a creative archive that retrieves lost memories from the Middle East and Maghreb. With a vivid curatorial eye, it attempts to bring forward everyday memories that immerse one within the locally lived cultures. With particular attention to candid moments, banal interactions and simplicity, it brings forward the essence of MENA.

With photography as its principle medium, MEA collaborates with photographers and leads a rebirth to their archival collections. Thanks to a diversity of styles, perspectives, subject matters and a multitude of creatives that contribute to bringing this vision to life, MEA has space to constantly flourish in its times.

The archive’s practice goes beyond recollecting images as it adds life to what is portrayed as conflictual and inherently political. Through mixed media forms, and by excavating the web, MEA doesn’t limit itself to traditional and old documentations of the region, but explores a multitude of contemporary expressions, bringing the focus to where it should be. This digital collecting process is a new media from of archiving, making accessible already exciting artifacts that have been lost in time.

PRESS

CONTRIBUTORS MIDDLE EAST ARCHIVE BOOK

Founder & Curator: Romaisa Baddar

Editor: Julia Bohan Morliere

Book design: Daleen Saah

Illustrations & poster designs: Omar Houssrey

2nd Editor: Yasmine Mattousi

3rd Editor: Adam Beach

Arabic translator: Mourad Nusair 

Editor Arabic translation: Malak Al Harahsheh

Photos book: Romy Brandsma and Otman Qrita

VACANCIES

COPYWRITER PUBLISHING 

  • MEA invites applications for the position of experienced copywriter to work with us on an exciting upcoming publication. As a copywriter you are responsible for assisting the creation and storytelling of a publication related to photographic works, including a broader overarching theme.The primary role of this position is to assist the conception and writing of the upcoming publication as well as the strategic direction and implementation of all promotional and press related content. 

MEA is a small team of creative professionals focused on strengthening MENA’S representation and bringing forward everyday memories that immerse one within the locally lived cultures.

Qualifications 

Relevant experience in communications, marketing, journalism, or related field.

1+ years of communications experience; publication experience preferred.

Experience in art, photography writing preferred.

Strong knowledge of Middle Eastern and North African culture and history 

Familiair with Arabic language preferred 

Based in EU or flexible to remotely work and communicate on CET timezone

Responsibilities:

Research and pitch subjects to write for publication–using a storytelling style–on photographic and social related stories for publication, website, media releases, social media 

Upon release serve as Assistant Public Information Officer 

Assist with related marketing concepts, advertising as needed

Perform extensive editing of content written by other members of MEA

Perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with standards, mission and goals of 

Upon release assist in writing and/or editing release related projects such as event related content, website content, and internal communications

FREELANCE CONTRACT AND COMPENSATION 

TOTAL DURATION OF 1,5 MONTH.

Initial applications will be reviewed on 15/8/2022. This posting is open until filled, applications will be reviewed until the position has been filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately for consideration

Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. 

TO APPLY SEND US AN EMAIL AT INFO@MIDDLEASTARCHIVE.COM

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