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URGENT!! American Red Cross: Disaster Relief! Media Relations Volunteer NEEDED!

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American Red Cross - San Bernardino HIGH DESERT County Chapter

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The Red Cross San Bernardino Chapter is looking for a Media Relations volunteers!

Red Cross Media Relations volunteers are part of a professional volunteer team that develops and delivers the Red Cross story behind-the-scenes, on-camera, in-person, and online through media channels, websites, social media feeds, and other content platforms.

Key Responsibilities:
* Be on call during shifts to vet and assess media inquires, share information on smaller incidents, and notify leadership of the need to scale up the response.
* Serve as a media spokesperson for local news outlets in person, over the phone, or through Skype interviews.
* Work with chapter and regional leadership to write and pitch local stories to local media.
* Showcase Red Cross services and programs through earned media outreach at events, training, interviews, etc.
* Write and distribute media advisories and press releases.
* Maintain a list of subject matter experts to speak with media.
* Maintain media log of queries, interviews, and news stories.
* Create and maintain media lists.
Protect the reputation of the Red Cross by identifying and assessing the potential for harm to the Red Cross brand, misinformation, or information gaps. Work with communications management to develop a strategic approach.

Time Commitment:
Flexible and dependent on individual projects and local disaster responses. Time commitment is determined by the needs of the regional communications department. Maybe 4-12 hours per day during disasters.

Qualifications:
* Media relations education and/or experience
* Background in Red Cross response (training provided), branding & messaging
* Submission of a portfolio of news releases, video clips of on-camera work or equivalent work samples

Training: We provide all the training!

"WE ARE LOOKING FOR LOCAL HEROES TO POSITIVELY IMPACT YOUR COMMUNITY"

Sign-up to volunteer today!
Please email questions to Juana Zapata, the Sr. Volunteer Recruiter Specialist, at Juana.Zapata@redcross.org or (951) 205-6689.

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About American Red Cross - San Bernardino HIGH DESERT County Chapter

Location:

10600 N. Trademark Parkway, Suite 406, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730, 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.‚Äč

Description

The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that...

...all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope;

...our communities are ready and prepared for disasters;

...everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products;

...all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and

...in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.

Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

17199 Yuma St Suite 2Victorville, CA 92395

(34.47301,-117.2875)
 

SKILLS

  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Photography
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Storytelling

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible and dependent on individual projects and local disaster responses. Time commitment is determined by the needs of the regional communications department. Maybe 4-12 hours per day during disasters.
  • We are looking for local heroes to positively impact your community for disaster relief and share their stories!

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