Senior Associate, Communications

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Published

08/28/2018

Address

2175 K Street, NW
Suite 400
Washington
DC
20037
United States

Description

The Communications Senior Associate leads Sabin media efforts and develops a range of communications to promote the organization and its programs. The Senior Associate crafts clear messaging, develops winning pitch strategies, and has strong writing and editing skills. This position reports to the Vice President, Communications.


Responsibilities:


Media Generation and Monitoring

• Serve as primary point of contact for press inquiries

• Monitor and analytics:

o Regularly monitor media related to Sabin and specific project topics

o Conduct surveillance of the news cycle, research findings and social media and make recommendations based on surveillance activities to ensure Sabin takes advantage of key opportunities and responds in a timely manner

• Generate regular, strategic, high-quality media coverage of Sabin’s initiatives and projects through proactive and reactive engagement with media outlets

• Build and sustain relationships with journalists in top-tier global print and broadcast media, as well as leading national outlets and thought-leaders in relevant fields

• Coordinate press conferences, briefings, interviews and other related work


Editorial

• Provide writing, editing and copyediting services to support leadership and programs

• Lead the development of press releases, op-ed pieces, blogs, backgrounders, invitations and official statements


Leadership Support

• Prepare executive leadership for events, speaking engagements and press opportunities 

• Serve as the main media liaison for Sabin’s CEO and other senior executives


Sabin Corporate and Programs

• Serve as liaison between communications and program staff to develop program-related communications and promote project milestones

• Other related duties, as assigned


Digital and Social

• Review and report on social metrics, flag key findings and recommend adjustments

• Manage Sabin’s social media accounts to regularly promote Sabin’s work and engage journalists, thought-leaders and bloggers


Requirements:


• Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as public health, journalism, English, communications, public relations

• 4+ years relevant experience, preferably leading media relations

• Preference for candidates with experience working in a public relations agency, corporate or major NGO communications group

• Proven ability to develop and implement effective communications strategies

• Exceptional writing with an ability to boil down complex issues into compelling messaging targeting a variety of audiences 

• Record of top-tier international print and broadcast media placement 

• Experience working with senior executives and partners in corporate, government and non-profit sectors preferred; knowledge of global health landscape a plus

• Full knowledge and applied work experience in digital communications, including social media channels

• Superb project manager capable of advancing multiple communications priorities and working independently under tight deadlines

• Effectively manage projects so problems are anticipated and solutions identified quickly

• Experience working with cross-functional teams; superior service orientation

• Ability to be flexible, creative, enthusiastic and optimistic


Benefits

Sabin Vaccine Institute has a generous benefits package.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

jobs@sabin.org
http://www.sabin.org

To be considered, please submit your cover letter and resume via e-mail to jobs@sabin.org. Please be sure to reference “Senior Associate, Communications” in the subject line. Your cover letter should: (1) address the reasons for your interest in this position; and, (2) describe the knowledge, skills, and abilities you would bring the Sabin Vaccine Institute. No phone calls, please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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