Community Solutions is seeking an experienced, detail-oriented, proactive, innovative media strategist with a record for both developing and implementing a strategy for earned media that delivers measurable results. The Media Strategist will report to the Principal for Strategic Communications and work closely with the Built for Zero and Policy teams.
The Community Solutions’ Communications department is dedicated to establishing new expectations, behaviors, and conditions that enable communities to measurably reduce and end homelessness. In support of our Built for Zero initiative, we work with communities, newsmakers, policymakers, and our core partners to showcase that homelessness is solvable and create public accountability for a future where homelessness is rare and brief.
The media strategist’s primary responsibilities is to identify, pitch and place stories and write thought leadership pieces that will shift the discourse around solutions for homelessness. One measure used will be share of voice. This will include developing and maintaining relationships with journalists, opinion leaders, and communities participating in Built for Zero and executing strategies to influence the discourse surrounding homelessness. The media strategist is also responsible for coaching and supporting communities in developing and supporting local media strategies that strengthen their efforts to reach and sustain functional zero, a milestone for measurably ending homelessness. Finally, the media strategist will implement our strategy to educate journalists on homelessness as a solvable, systems problem.
Defining Success for this Position:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Shifting media discourse to reflect homelessness as a solvable systems problem
Organization equipped with learning and analysis of progress toward strategic aim
Journalist and opinion leaders equipped and informed
Community and staff equipped with coaching and support
Professional Experience and Qualifications:
Asana, Google Workspace, Meltwater
$72,200 - $90,200
The position may work remotely from anywhere in the US, but would ideally be based in a city in which our team has an office, which includes Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York.
Between 5 to 7 days of travel may be required every 6 months to attend team retreats and other on-site trainings or convenings. Most travel is to major cities around the US, including current Built for Zero communities.
Diversity and Inclusion:
We strive for inclusivity and diversity by attracting extraordinary people from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences. We seek to employ an all-star team of people who vary by their race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, age, culture, religion, veteran status, physical and mental abilities. We promote equal opportunity in the recruitment, selection, training, compensation, promotion, and benefits of all employees.
Community Solutions is seeking an experienced, detail-oriented, proactive, innovative media strategist with a record for both developing and implementing a strategy for earned media that delivers measurable results. The…