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Public Relations and Marketing Manager

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The Doe Fund
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New York, NY
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Published 13 days ago

Since 1985, The Doe Fund has provided paid work, career training, comprehensive supportive services, and a citywide portfolio of affordable, supportive, and transitional housing to over 28,000 people with histories of incarceration, homelessness, and substance abuse. The organization’s Ready, Willing & Able program is proven to reduce the chance of recidivism among graduates by 62%, and its Work Works model has been replicated in six communities across the country.

The Doe Fund is seeking a creative, experienced PR and Marketing Manager to expand awareness of the organization and its innovative solutions. By securing media coverage and building a network of press contacts, the role will position The Doe Fund as a leader in addressing homelessness, recidivism, and racial and economic injustice in NYC and beyond. The role will liaise and build relationships with members of the press, draft press releases, develop messaging to introduce the organization to new audiences and reintroduce to current stakeholders, and coach speakers within the organization for interviews with the media.

The ideal candidate is capable of communicating fluently with multiple audiences and through multiple channels, including board members, community partners, the press, and public figures.

The position offers considerable creative freedom, strategic influence, and the opportunity to work closely with a range of stakeholders, from executive leadership to the men served by the organization—all in service of The Doe Fund’s mission and from a position of advocacy around poverty, homelessness, incarceration, and reentry.

The position reports to The Doe Fund’s Director of Communications and will be evaluated using metrics-driven, quantifiable outcomes.

Key responsibilities include:

PRESS RELATIONS: Increase the organization’s brand awareness, secure coverage, and grow media exposure through extensive, targeted press outreach with both traditional outlets and new media. Serve as organizational liaison with individual journalists and TV anchors, newsrooms, public figures, community/neighborhood associations, and other partners for external-facing announcements and events. Write and disseminate press releases, media advisories, and op-eds for publication.

CREATIVE ASSET DEVELOPMENT: Liaise with stakeholders throughout the organization to identify, create, and manage creative assets for press opportunities, marketing collateral, and donor communications. Capture photography and produce editorial for live events. Pitch creative concepts for organization-wide initiatives and campaigns.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Assist in developing the Communications team’s editorial calendar and social media strategy to drive engagement, raise brand awareness, and increase followers.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years’ in public relations or comparable experience in a non-profit or agency setting
  • Exceptional written and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Google Suite, including Ads and Analytics
  • Familiarity with Meltwater, Cision/PR Newswire, Muckrack or comparable service
  • Experience writing press releases, media advisories, pitches, letters to the editor and opinion pieces
  • Experience building and managing relationships with press and public figures
  • Experience coaching individuals in effective public speaking for events
  • Comfort with Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator
  • Basic photography and video editing skills a plus
  • A commitment to social, racial and economic justice, criminal justice reform, anti-poverty initiatives, affordable housing, and ending homelessness

Salary commensurate with experience. The Doe Fund offers competitive salaries with a comprehensive benefits package including health and dental insurance, 401(k), and a generous vacation policy. The Doe Fund, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Since 1985, The Doe Fund has provided paid work, career training, comprehensive supportive services, and a citywide portfolio of affordable, supportive, and transitional housing to over 28,000 people with histories of incarceration…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Compensation

USD 0 - USD 65,000
USD

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

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