Public Relations Manager


Cause Areas


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


Anywhere InPortland, OR 97225


We believe that every dog and cat, no matter their age, medical need, or behavioral issue, deserves a loving forever home. But they tend to be overlooked in shelters and rescues across the country. Core Paws showcases these special animals on a central website, to help them find their perfect family.

A crucial need at Core Paws is to continue to strengthen our national brand awareness. This includes avenues such as magazines, press releases, online news articles, tv spots, radio interviews and more. Our volunteer PR manager will own how Core Paws is portrayed to the media, including being the first point of contact for all media related inquiries.


  • At least five years experience in communications and media relations.

  • Advanced experience in editing, pitching and writing.

  • Experience working in a non-profit setting

  • Ability to successfully work with people on a team and to lead collaborative efforts.


Respect the work, skills and attributes of Board of Directors/Advisors and Executive Director

Believe 100% in the Core Paws mission

Be willing to dedicate the time needed for this position (ie: making time in a busy schedule)

Be willing to meet virtually or in-person with Leadership Team as needed


Media Outreach and Writing:

  • Develop editorial calendars and media lists. These may be seasonal - must have access to a media database or have relationships with media

  • Cultivate relationships with key reporters, and conduct targeted pitches via phone, e-mail and social media.

  • Track coverage

  • Monitor the media, including newspapers, magazines, journals, broadcasts, newswires and blogs.

  • Write press releases, media advisories, guest articles/be on point for blog posts

This position has the opportunity to be a part of our leadership team (Board of Directors), if voted on by the existing members. If leadership opportunities with this role interest you - please let us know.


  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Public Relations

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible, likely 2 hours/week.

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