Media Relations Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: American Red Cross - Orange County

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.

Responsibilities:

  • Be on call during shifts to vet and assess media inquires, share information on smaller incidents, and notify leadership of need to scale up response.
  • Serve as 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 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 potential for harm to Red Cross brand, misinformation or information gaps. Work with communications management to develop a strategic approach

Requirements:

  • Spanish speakers needed!
  • Flexible and dependent on individual projects and local disaster responses. Time commitment is determined by the needs of the regional communications department. May be 4-12 hours per day during disasters.
  • 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
  • Willingness to comply with current public health and Red Cross policies
  • 18 years of age or older

Volunteer Locations available across Orange County, California!

Apply here: https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=lead&h=156&p=2133750

Sign-up to volunteer today! Please email questions to Christina Gosling, the Sr. Volunteer Recruiter Specialist, at christina.gosling@redcross.org or (714) 380-7263.

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Fee Amount: None

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About Idealist.org

Location:

389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.

Description

Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.

CAUSE AREAS

Disaster Relief
Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine
Disaster Relief, Education & Literacy, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Orange, CA 92705

(33.75323,-117.79011)
 

SKILLS

  • Public Advocacy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • WEEKDAYS, FEW_HOURS_MONTH

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