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American Red Cross - Wisconsin Region

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Red Cross Media Relations Volunteers serve as spokespeople, storytellers, and facilitators for T.V., radio, online, print, and social media!

Responsibilities:
Serve on-call in shifts to share information with Red Cross leadership on small-to-large incidents

Represent Red Cross as media spokesperson for local news outlets in person and/or over the phone

Work with chapter and regional leadership to write and pitch stories to local media

Showcase Red Cross services, events, and programs at events, training, interviews, etc.

Write and distribute media advisories and news releases

Deploy to disaster scenes to perform on-site media relations if needed, including on-camera interviews

Gather client stories, at times working with other communications staff, photographers, etc.

Connect with people on national deployments with the media for interview opportunities

Attend and participate in regularly scheduled Public Affairs meetings (in person or via phone calls)

Qualifications:
Will be asked to submit examples of media experience (writing, on-air clips, etc.)

Education or professional background in Journalism, Media Relations, Public Relations, Communications, or similar experience

To apply, visit www.redcross.org/volunteer and submit your volunteer application

For questions, contact Sarah at sarah.luth@redcross.org or (608) 347-8791

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About American Red Cross - Wisconsin Region

Location:

4860 Sheboygan Avenue, Madison, WI 53705, US

Mission Statement

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Description

Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether its one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

505 3rd StreetHudson, WI 54016

(44.9869,-92.7551)
 

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Public Relations
  • Journalism
  • Social Media / Blogging

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Serve on-call for weekend and evening shifts

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