Associate Director Media Relations

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ORGANIZATION: BLACK - Building Leadership And Community Knowledge

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The Associate Media Relations Director helps to manage the flow of communication between the organization and the media & the public. The Associate Director builds and fosters relationships with key stakeholders across traditional and online media channels; with the Director of Public Relations establishes and implements strategic communications plans; and develops, writes and/or approves messaging for press releases and pitches, talking points, posts and maintains social media accounts, speeches, media statements, op-eds, letters to the editor, etc. Responsible for overseeing communications to the media, including with the Director of Public Relations preparing articles, press kits, press releases, and other content initiatives. Cultivates and manages relationships with media reps.

Helps to prepare articles and press releases for the media. - Ensure the company protects and promotes its image in a proper, coordinated, and consistent manner. - Cultivate and enhance collaborative working relationships within the press and publicity community. - Manage the flow of news about the organization to the media. - Gather and disseminate timely information to press and staff. - Optimize communication system to enhance accuracy of communication. - Create effective communication channels social media & blogs - Enhance effectiveness of press and publicity function. - Act as a media spokesperson on behalf of the company and address questions and complaints. - Develop relationships with national and regional press contacts to ensure the company reputation is promoted and to deflect criticism. - Works with team to plan and oversee press events. - Detect public relations issues as they emerge and address them directly. - Helps research and write briefing materials. - Assemble press kits. - Compose and edit press releases, company literature, and articles for internal and external use.

Candidates must live in the United States and preferably in the Chicagoland area.

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About BLACK - Building Leadership And Community Knowledge


Human Resources Development & Training, Chicago, IL 60649, US

Mission Statement

Building Leadership And Community Knowledge (BLACK)


Building Leadership And Community Knowledge (BLACK) is for African Descendants of Slaves (ADOS) who share the common goal of improving the quality of life among Blacks.


Children & Youth
Media & Broadcasting
Children & Youth, Community, Media & Broadcasting


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Public Relations
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Strategic Planning
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Content Management Systems
  • Community Outreach


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 10 hours per week

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