US Communications and Media Coordinator (flexible location)

Job Type

Full Time

Published

09/11/2018

Address

Washington
District of Columbia
United States

Description

ABOUT GENERATION

Generation is a program dedicated to closing the skills gap for young adults, which leaves 75 million unemployed and three times as many underemployed around the world. Generation is an independent non-profit organization founded by McKinsey & Co. in 2014, and we work with multiple partners to recruit candidates, design, and deliver a 4-12 week "bootcamp" training program focused on technical, behavioral, and foundational skills, and to track the return on investment for both employers and young people. We’ve served more than 20,000 young adults globally in just three years of operations, with 83% of them obtaining jobs within three months of completing the program with one of our more than 2300 employer partners. 


PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Generation is seeking an experienced Communications/Media Coordinator who has at least 3-5 years of experience in a communications role (i.e. communications was your primary activity), experience in the education sector, non-profits, or “in-house” roles. The Communications/Media Coordinator will help effectively communicate the organization’s brand and mission. The Communications/Media Coordinator will also work closely with the media and outreach organizations.


This role will report to the US Communications Manager. This is a full-time salaried position based anywhere in the US (preference in a city or region where Generation has a presence). 


RESPONSIBILITIES

The Communications/Media Coordinator will support content activities for Generation USA. Activities will include media relations, content development, story writing, website writing, and other activities and tasks as assigned.


Media Relations (40%)

  • Manage and drive local and national media coverage and support national and global media activities as needed.
  • Create talking points and prepare staff as needed for media interviews.
  • Manage vendors/agency work and relationships with employer and implementation partners.

Content Development (40%)

  • Develop new content, as well as update the current website content in coordination with the US Communications Manager. Write new stories (news & profile), create new pages, and solicit updates from other departments and programs.
  • Create and maintain content for messaging documents, brochures, e-newsletters, and other materials, as assigned.

Other Communications Activities (20%)

  • Create and maintain and editorial style guide.
  • Assist in maintaining Generation US social media channels.
  • Assist with event communications as necessary.
  • Act in place of the U.S. Communications Manager as necessary.
  • Other communications-related activities as required.


ABOUT YOU

You’re an excellent writer. You live and breathe the “content is king” mantra. You have a host of published writing samples that you’re proud of sharing. You are used to changing priorities and thrive in that environment. You have some experience writing marketing copy but your passion is to get a great story. You have some media connections locally and/or nationally and experience pitching journalists—with success—on a variety of topics on a daily or weekly basis.


Specific requirements include: 

  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a virtual team 
  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills 
  • Comfort working with press and experience preparing press materials including press releases and media advisories 
  • Passion for helping change the life trajectories of unemployed and/or at-risk youth
  • Professional demeanor, excellent organizational and communication skills, thrives in teams of diverse people
  • Positive, solutions-oriented attitude, drive for excellence, and ability to be a team player
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, embracing the opportunity for creativity and hard work inherent in a start-up
  • Ability to coach and support others as spokespeople 
  • Ability to travel, occasionally


Generation is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.“In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.”

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree


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