Media Relations Manager


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

About

Are you interested in media and public relations? As AsylumConnect's Media Relations Manager you will help to oversee our media strategy. In this role, you will work to cultivate and manage collaborative relationships with relevant media reps. You will write press releases, research and write briefing materials, and assemble press kits. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape AsylumConnect's image in the media and to help us continue to raise much-needed awareness for our cause.

Responsibilities:

  • Report to (and work closely with) the Director of Marketing and Publicity.
  • Identify and reach out to relevant media outlets to help spread the word about AsylumConnect and the AsylumConnect catalog.
  • Build and cultivate collaborative relationships within the press and publicity community.
  • Compose and edit press releases, organizational literature, and articles for internal and external use.
  • Manage the flow of news about the organization to the media.
  • Gather and disseminate timely information to press and staff.
  • Research and write briefing materials.
  • Assemble press kits.
  • Ensure AsylumConnect protects and promotes its image in a proper, coordinated, and consistent manner across all platforms.
  • Complete other publicity-related tasks as assigned by the Director of Marketing and Publicity.

Qualifications:

  • Interest/background in one or more of the following area(s): media, journalism, public relations, capacity building, project management.
  • Excellent English language written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in research and project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to meed deadlines.
  • Bonus(es): Experience writing press releases, creating press kits and/or building and managing relationships with media representatives.
  • *Please also include 1 writing sample (press release, op-ed, blog post, academic essay) in your application to: applications@asylumconnect.org.

To apply:

APPLICATION QUESTIONS:


1. Why AsylumConnect? What specifically about our cause resonates with you? (Maximum of 300 words)
2. Why are YOU the right person for the Media Relations Manager associate position at AsylumConnect? This is your choice to convince us to give you the job. We’re looking for passion and creativity as well as exemplary understanding of and commitment to our vision and the job description. (Maximum of 400 words)

*Please email applications@asylumconnect.org with your answers to the above application questions along with your resume/cv.

**Please also include 1 writing sample (press release, op-ed, blog post, academic essay) in your application to: applications@asylumconnect.org.


For more information, please visit the recruitment section of our website:
http://www.asylumconnect.org/join-our-team/

Skills

  • Advertising
  • Journalism
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Public Relations
  • Brand Development & Messaging

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • est. 5-10 hours per week
  • Looking for a minimum commitment of 1 year

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