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Media Relations Associate

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Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence


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Published 26 days ago

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Title: Media Relations Associate

Reports to: Deputy Communications Director

Direct Reports: None

Hours: Full-time, exempt

Location: Washington, DC

Led by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Giffords is a nonprofit organization whose team is on a mission to save lives from gun violence. Giffords is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an environment that celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion. People of color, trans individuals, gender non-conforming individuals, women, people with differing abilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are seeking a Media Relations Associate to join our team. The Media Relations Associate will be a key part of a fast-moving team helping to drive attention and coverage of the organization’s priorities and work. 

This is a full-time position based in our Washington, DC office. This position requires occasional evening and weekend work, and up to 25 percent travel once it begins again. As the safety and wellbeing of our team is of utmost importance, all Giffords staff members are working remotely until it is safe for us to resume working in an office, traveling, and holding in-person meetings.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled. Due to high volume of applicants, no phone calls or emails, please.

Duties + Responsibilities

  • Monitors news coverage, oversees the gathering and distribution of daily clips to Giffords staff and partners
  • Identifies coverage trends and flags opportunities for potential engagement
  • Collects media metrics for all Giffords media activity
  • Maintains, updates, and creates press lists for topics, locations, and experts
  • Fields incoming media requests from local and state media outlets.
  • Drafts press releases, op-eds, pitch notes, and other memos as needed
  • Assists with developing social media content, especially content that amplifies important news of the day
  • Identifies opportunities to strategically amplify the voices of local surrogates. Writes op-eds and letters to the editor; pitches surrogates to local media, develops creative opportunities to feature their views through social media and at events
  • Collaborates with the Deputy Communications Director and Communications Director to develop an ongoing earned media strategy that will elevate the organization’s experts and ideas
  • Focus on the development and execution of state-level earned media strategies that inform and influence news coverage, including local editorial boards
  • Assist with the recruitment process for a communications intern and supervises intern workflow
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required knowledge, skills + experience

  • At least 1-2 years of relevant work experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with media list building and monitoring software
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, GSuite, and Wordpress.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to be flexible
  • Extremely well organized with superior attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills, sense of humor and ability to work well on a team
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, strong problem-solving and creative thinking skills
  • Flexibility and an openness to evolving responsibilities

Valued non-essential knowledge, skills, + experience

  • Experience with Adobe design programs

Title: Media Relations Associate

Reports to: Deputy Communications Director

Direct Reports: None

Hours: Full-time, exempt

Location: Washington, DC

Led by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Giffords is a nonprofit organization…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Competitive benefits include employer funded health, dental, and vision insurance; health, transit, and parking flexible spending accounts; 401k plan with 4% employer match; 25 days of PTO annually; and paid holidays.


Competitive benefits include employer funded health, dental, and vision insurance; health, transit, and parking flexible spending accounts; 401k plan with 4% employer match; 25 days…

Location

Washington, DC

How to Apply

Submit your resume and a brief cover letter (400 words maximum) that outlines three specific ways that you would be a good fit for this position—bullet points are great. Our interview process for this position consists of a phone interview, a video interview, a skills assessment exercise, and reference checks.

Submit your resume and a brief cover letter (400 words maximum) that outlines three specific ways that you would be a good fit for this position—bullet points are great. Our interview…

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