Communications Director
Muriel Kahwaji

About the job:

What you do

As a Communications Director, you maintain a positive image of your company in the eyes of the media and people. You make sure that the advertisements and marketing campaigns portray the company favorably. You also raise awareness among public about the company.

The tough stuff

As a Communications Director, you will have to:

  • Handle any crisis in a calm manner
  • Be comfortable multi-tasking
  • Constantly think of ways to improve the image of the Company or Organization you are working for
The cool stuff

As a Communications Director, you will get to:

  • Plan and implement creative campaigns and/or initiatives
  • Inspire other people through your campaigns and/or initiatives
  • Expand your network of contacts because you deal with many people
Typical work hours
  • 40-50 hours per week
  • 10-20% evenings & weekends

As a Communications Director, you may work long hours to meet deadlines. You may also travel to make speeches, attend events and meet other people.

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Sociology
Best high school track(s)
  • Economics/Sociology
  • Humanities
Personal qualities
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Understanding written information
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Communicating your ideas in writing
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Originality
  • Fluency of ideas
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • You need a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Business, English, Communications or a related field to start career as a Communications Director. If you have experience writing in a school newspaper or leading a team, that could be an advantage for your career.
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities

Video Description

Have you ever wondered what it was like to work in an Art Museum? Whose job is it to invite people and press to the opening night of an exhibition? In this Nooreed Interview, Muriel Kahwagi takes us behind the scenes of the prestigious Sursock Museum and describes her role as the museum's Director of Communications. Do you love Art? Are you a good communicator? If so, this could be the career for you!



Muriel Kahwaji completed her graduate studies in Comparative Literature and Film at Goldsmiths, University of London, with an emphasis on postmemory and literary production in exile. Her writing has appeared in Kalimat, Rusted Radishes, and Moussem Journal. At the Sursock Museum, Muriel manages the Museum’s online presence, press relations, and publications, as well as outreach work done by the Museum.