Media Relations Associate

Job Type

Full Time

Published

10/04/2018

Start Date

11/01/2018

Address

1120 20th Street
Suite 300 North
Washington
DC
20036
United States

Description

B’NAI B’RITH INTERNATIONAL

 

Position:        Media Relations Associate

Department: Communications

Reports to:    Vice President of Communications

 

Working with the vice president of communications, this position writes the majority of press releases, is involved in all public relations and promotional activities: developing and implementing marketing and publicity plans, creating press and related materials and placing such materials in appropriate outlets. Additionally, this position assists with updates to the organization’s website, works with the digital media strategist to disseminate B’nai B’rith International messages through social media, helps construct and execute the organization’s marketing strategy and researches new avenues for outreach. This position serves as the main copy editor for all departments.

 


ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Write and distribute press releases via Cision software
  • Collect and maintain media contacts database in Cision
  • Assist in development of promotional strategies
  • Sit in on subject matter expert interviews with media
  • Place advertising and distribute electronic ads
  • Edit written materials from all departments, including B’nai B’rith Magazine
  • Write web articles and collect accompanying photos/videos when appropriate
  • Update website to include current press releases, op-eds  and other stories
  • Keep current with emerging technologies for marketing and outreach
  • Pitch programs and initiatives to local, regional and national media outlets
  • Light accounts payable duties for communications department
  • Electronically distribute internal communications to members and supporters
  • Opportunity to write for B’nai B’rith Magazine
  • Serve as communications support for conferences, meetings and other events
  • Create social media posts (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)



QUALIFICATIONS:


  • One to two years writing or other communications-related experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Command of AP Style
  • Ability to work well with entire B’nai B’rith staff and volunteers
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in order to meet deadlines
  • Flexibility to handle a wide variety of evolving responsibilities
  • Strong knowledge of social networking tools
  • Experience with web content management systems
  • Ability to think creatively and discover new ways to publicize organization



EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, PR, Communications or a related field.


We offer a competitive salary, vacation and sick leave, most federal and Jewish holidays, short and long-term disability, life, medical, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending plans and 403(b) plan. Interested candidates should email their resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@bnaibrith.org.

Benefits

Medical and Dental Insurance, 403 b, Life and STD/LTD Insurance

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

jobs@bnaibrith.org

Interested candidates should email their resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@bnaibrith.org.


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