Job type full-time
Full job description
This is a current remote role and the candidate can reside anywhere within the u.s., preferably on the west or midwest coastSusan gKomen will only be hiring one candidate.
Responsible for supporting susan gKomen local and regional public relations needs including stewarding local media relationships and translating komen’s mission impact and programs to compelling, engaging news-worthy storiesLeverage opportunities for proactive media outreach on komen mission impact, such as the organization’s annual research grant announcements and breakthroughs, state-based advocacy and komen thought leadership on issues and current eventsWorks in collaboration with regional vice presidents and local market community development teams to support media relations and public relations for local and regional market activities and inquiries, providing relevant information and messaging, preparing spokespeople, and providing regular reportingCommunications managers will be part of the national communications team.
Local and regional brand pr – cultivate and enhance collaborative working relationships with the press and trade publications in local and regional markets to secure high-quality earned media placementsProactively position and pitch brand campaigns and communication priorities, and adapt strategies to secure targeted story placement, media coverage and speaking opportunitiesDevelop and write persuasive press releases, media advisories and articlesHelp maintain and update local website information-make updates and add content.
Local event pr – work with local community development teams to provide pr support for all local events, including local race for the cure, and more than pink walks and other fundraising programsThis includes pre-event storytelling and on-event coverage.
Cultivation/stewardship/training – work with local executive directors to identify, train and leverage local ambassadors, including survivors/patients/local leadership and fundraisers to be used in national and local storytellingRespond to reporter inquiries, and coordinate interviews with local market, mission and other komen staff.
Local media stewardship – build and steward relationships with local media, including media sponsors.
Localization of mission – in collaboration with marcom colleagues and local market executive directors, localize komen communication priorities and programs, positioning each with stories of local impact and consequence.
Reporting – provide regular reporting on local communications activities and results.
Minimum experience required:
Strong writing and editing skills.
Knowledge of a variety of communication formats.
Ability to manage assignments, meet multiple deadlines and coordinate with other stakeholders.
Knowledge of ap style.
Proactive, collaborative and positive strategic thinker, willing to take smart risks and lead initiatives with confidence and tasks to completion.
Experience with local and/or regional market media relations and/or event focused public relations.
Existing relationships with journalists in at least one of the major markets within the area of support a plusExp.: (central: chicago, dallas, houston, stLouis) (west: denver, los angeles, san diego, san francisco, seattle).
Work experience: minimum of 5-10 years of experience in public relations, journalism, communications or related field required to effectively perform the job’s responsibilities.
Education: minimum of bachelor’s degree in related field.
In addition to the qualifications above the successful candidate should have:
Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
Travel: possible travel to events - up to 15%
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