Turkish Language Content Editor

at Syria Civil Defense
Published May 18, 2022
Location Istanbul, Turkey
Category Media & Journalism  
Job Type Full Time  




The Syria Civil Defence (also known as The White Helmets) is a community-based first responder and community worker organization established as a response to the Syrian conflict. The organization has been working in non-regime-held areas inside Syria, currently joining nearly 3,000 volunteers operating through 87 community-based teams and 33 women’s points. Their work has received unparalleled levels of international recognition and support for a local organization in war, becoming a symbol of humanity and inspiration not only in Syria but internationally.


Syria Civil Defence receive both governments and private funding with an annual budget of around 25 Million USD. Our Headquarter is in Syria and we operate support offices in Turkey and overseas.


We are committed to the principals of independence, humanity and impartiality. We work in accordance with the international humanitarian laws and we measure our performance by how good our teams’ civilian protection service is, as judged by the civilians we serve.


We pledge to do whatever we can, wherever we can, for as long as we can to protect the Syrian civilians and to achieve a lasting justice in Syria and for all Syrians.


SCD is an equal opportunities employer and applications are actively encouraged from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.


Further information about us can be found at www.syriacivildefence.org and www.whitehelmets.org




This position aims to manage and organize press editing and writing media content in Turkish for the Syria Civil Defense in the line management.


Job Title: Turkish Language Content Editor


Duty Station: Istanbul


Line Manager: Managing Editor


Full/Part-Time: Full time


Tasks and Activities


General administration:


Help develop operational plans for the office.

Coordinate and cooperate with staff within the office/within the Syria Civil Defense in terms of editing, content, and communication in the General Management.

Participate in internal and external meetings related to this position and when required.

Present development proposals and initiatives in the General Management

Technical tasks


Edit press news stories, writes news stories and develop media content in Turkish language for events organized by the Syria Civil Defense and media content related to the activities of the General Management and submits the news stories to the line manager.

Participate in meetings related to developing the media plan and meetings related to sending proposals.

Participate with the line manager and media office manager in editing responses or press releases on all content related to the Syria Civil Defense (recommendations, observations, evaluation, criticisms... etc.) which are published in various media.

Review and edit data, facts, reports, and media content directed at public opinion and submit them for approval by line managers.

Contribute to the development of a strategic plan for the materials produced to achieve the objectives of the organization according to the operational cards in cooperation with members of the media department and other departments.

Direct Follow up of the work of the editors in the directorates under the supervision of the editor and participate in the drafting of campaign messages in text content, publications, video texts, and all forms of media that sends general messages for the Syria Civil Defense.

Answer, and check all press questions in Turkish in coordination with the Turkish language editor-in-chief

Monitor news and analyze media materials related to the Syria Civil Defense

Coordinate with other specialized teams within the media department to exchange ideas, outline the publishing strategy and requirements and maintain the image of the institution internally and externally.

Participate in coordination of campaigns and advocacy strategies and mobilization through social media, countering the political propaganda against the White Helmets.

Contribute and help develop editorial policy in line with the organization's directions and develop access tools to the public.

Contribute to the development of media plans in coordination with the management team at Istanbul office and supervise the progress of the production of materials in accordance with the mechanism agreed upon in the editorial policy.

Manage Syria Civil Defense platforms that publish in Turkish language.

Build relationships with Turkish media agencies and media professionals to serve and express the Syria Civil Defense vision and messages.

Report on lessons learned periodically to the line manager.

Maintain and archive all media editing and constantly submit them to the line manager.

Perform any other tasks related to the nature of the job.

Note: the aforementioned responsibilities are only a representation and are not limited as such. Other future responsibilities/accountability may be assigned to the job depending on the department's organizational chart or title.


Required Qualifications Education, Experience and Competencies.




A suitable university qualification or equivalent academic experience.

Three years’ experience in the field of work.

Fluency in Turkish and Arabic.

Good Knowledge in English.

Core & Managerial Competencies & Technical


Core Competencies:




Planning and Organizing

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Stakeholders Orientation



Technological Awareness.

Flexibility and Adaptability

Personal Skills:


Knowledge of related laws, regulations and bylaws.

Problem solver, and work in different environments.

Advanced skills using Computer

Proficiency of Arabic and Turkish and good knowledge of English.


Interested candidates can send their CV

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