Public Relations & Communications Manager

Job Type

Full Time

Published

07/13/2018

Address

660 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Suite 400
Washington, DC
District of Columbia
20003
United States

Description

The Company

Rescue provides behavior change marketing services (or "social marketing") to government, non-profit and corporate organizations. Rescue's current work focuses on tobacco, obesity, violence and alcohol prevention; the promotion of exercise, fresh foods and after school programs; and other products and services that promote healthy living. Most of Rescue's behavior change campaigns focus on teens (13 - 17) and young adults (18 - 26), resulting in unrivaled experience in adolescent behavior change campaigns.


Rescue is a full-service agency, providing research, strategy, creative, production, web, traditional media, social media, policy change, youth engagement and experiential marketing services to clients in over a dozen states and provinces, as well as to federal government agencies.


We believe that marketing can do more than sell goods, it can create good.

 

The Job

We are looking for a dynamic, high performing PR/Communications Manager to maintain and expand earned media strategies and social media presences for Rescue’s youth engagement programs and policy campaigns. The ideal candidate has a passion for advocacy, experience garnering state or local earned media for advocacy campaigns, and is capable of managing social media channels to engage and mobilize campaign supporters.    

 

Day-To-Day Activities:

 

Media Relations:


  • Build and maintain strong relationships with state and local reporters;
  • Manage the development and distribution of news releases and media advisories, and pitch stories to news outlets;
  • Assist with the organizing of media relations events, such as press conferences; and
  • Work with youth and adult campaign advocates to assist them in writing letters-to-the-editor and op-eds for their local papers.

 

Social Media Management:


  • Monitor social media channels – for both positive and negative comments – and respond in a timely matter;
  • Draft and regularly disseminate campaign/program content through social channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc) in collaboration with the team’s Field Organizers and Campaign Managers;
  • Work closely with Rescue’s Media & Strategy Department to refine and improve social media content; and
  • Strictly adhere to social media guidelines and processes.

 

Other Communications Duties:


  • Assist with the content and design of email blasts and action alerts; and
  • Support the development of blog content for Rescue’s youth engagement programs and policy campaigns.

 

Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree +2 years relevant experience OR 7 years relevant experience OR Master’s Degree
  • Strong written communication skills;
  • Experience and success in generating original and creative content for social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc);
  • Experience engaging in both negative and positive conversations on social media for business purposes;
  • Familiarity with social media management tools, such as Hootsuite;
  • Understanding of the state and local earned media landscape;
  • Experience drafting press releases, conducting media outreach, and pitching stories to the media; and
  • Ability to prioritize assignments and demonstrate a high degree of initiative.

 

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Degree in Marketing, Journalism, Communications, or a related field.

 

Location: Washington, DC

Status: Full-time Position

Benefits: Learn more about the benefits of working at Rescue here: http://rescueagency.com/careers/

Travel: 10% or more within the state

 

If you’re ready to join our team of mission driven talent challenging the status quo, we’d love to meet you! Check out our Careers page at rescueagency.com/careers for more information about what it’s like to work at Rescue, and the benefits that we offer to our team members.

 

The Fine Print

Environment:

All business-related environments are tobacco-free. Must have valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and computer and Internet access. Must be available to work non-traditional hours such as late nights and weekends.

 

Physical Requirements:

Able to remain in a sitting position for prolonged periods of time and stoop, bend, reach, climb stairs, and move freely throughout the building for the performance of duties. Able to read from a computer or laptop monitor for several hours at a time including fonts of various sizes from a variety of sources. Able to travel nationwide as needed to meet with clients, coworkers, or attend meetings and seminars. Must be able to move boxed work documents (surveys & materials), up to 40 pounds, in and out of office for travel by car and by air.

 

The Application

APPLY HERE: http://rescueagency.com/careers/position-description/?gnk=job&gni=8a78859f640b542601641942bb461bd3&gns=Idealist

All applications must be submitted through Rescue’s online careers system (unless you qualify to request a reasonable accommodation, as detailed at RescueAgency.com/careers). We do not accept applications via email, mail, fax or in-person delivery. Please send questions to careers@rescueagency.com.

 

Rescue | The Behavior Change Agency is an EEO/Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

http://rescueagency.com/careers/position-description/?gnk=job&gni=8a78859f640b542601641942bb461bd3&gns=Idealist

The Application

APPLY HERE: http://rescueagency.com/careers/position-description/?gnk=job&gni=8a78859f640b542601641942bb461bd3&gns=Idealist

All applications must be submitted through Rescue’s online careers system (unless you qualify to request a reasonable accommodation, as detailed at RescueAgency.com/careers). We do not accept applications via email, mail, fax or in-person delivery. Please send questions to careers@rescueagency.com.

 

Rescue | The Behavior Change Agency is an EEO/Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer


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