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PR Manager (Volunteer)

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WhoWhatWhy
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New York, NY
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Published 5 months ago

Public Relations Manager (Volunteer)

*Note: The following is an opportunity for flexible, part-time, volunteer work. Please DO NOT APPLY if you are only looking for paid employment. All positions are remote/ work-from-home.


Are you an experienced public relations manager who is passionate about making a difference? Would you find it exciting to work with smart and talented individuals committed to producing great journalism in the public interest? Can you commit 10 hours a week to our mission, working remotely on your own schedule with our far-flung, diverse team? 


WhoWhatWhy is seeking an experienced Public Relations Manager possessing strong knowledge of the news media, and how to get our stories exposure. Having strong contacts with major news programmers in television, radio and podcasts is essential. In addition, you should be skilled at leveraging social media to create visibility around our content and an environment where bookers will be eager to highlight our work. 

 

This is an opportunity to introduce our important public service journalism to a larger audience, while working with smart and talented individuals in a stimulating and supportive atmosphere.  


WhoWhatWhy.org is a nonpartisan, agenda-free news organization. Not left-wing, not right-wing, not consensus-seeking, we report the truth, whatever it is. We approach each story with an open mind, boundless curiosity, and a willingness to dig deep beneath the surface — and don’t back away in the face of pressure from powerful institutions and groupthink. 


We are a nonprofit. We are not funded by a zillionaire. We do not accept corporate ads. As such, we seek skilled volunteers to fill out our growing organizational infrastructure. 


Age does not matter. We have among us young students, vibrant retirees, and everything in between, from all walks of life.


Join us! 


Responsibilities

  • Define our PR strategy and drive cross-functional collaboration for execution 
  • Write press releases aligned with our organization’s initiatives
  • Successfully manage complex and potentially unexpected communications challenges
  • Monitor incoming media requests and maintain close working relationships with other members of the media
  • Scout opportunities for public appearances and train our personnel on public appearance etiquette 


Qualifications 

  • 3+ years of experience in a PR or Social Media Agency that worked closely with news media focused on public policy and general news. Or commensurate experience in a news organization.
  • Contacts with bookers and other decision makers at major television, radio, podcasts and on other platforms
  • Experience in building communications campaigns that align with business objectives
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong judgment skills and ability to respond quickly, thoughtfully, and accurately to potentially urgent PR matters
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to communicate complex topics effectively

Perks

  • Channel your passion in a stimulating environment
  • Learn the nuts and bolts of nonprofit operations in an up-and-coming organization
  • Develop new skills and gain valuable experience that can enhance your professional trajectory
  • Do amazing work on a flexible, part-time basis
  • Have fun while you make a difference 

Expectations 

You will be expected to attend your department’s recurring meetings. Beyond this, you will work on your own schedule. We ask for a minimum commitment of 6 months for at least 10 hours a week. Because our team is spread throughout the world, we rely on a combination of Slack, email, and conference calls, and expect everyone to be responsive in a timely manner. 



Public Relations Manager (Volunteer)

*Note: The following is an opportunity for flexible, part-time, volunteer work. Please DO NOT APPLY if you are only looking for paid employment. All positions are remote/ work-from-home.


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Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
PO Box 1103, New York, NY 10276, United States

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Instructions:

To Apply 

We will not review applications that appear to be mass submissions. To apply, send your resume and a customized cover letter, making clear you are familiar with our mission and work. You should confirm your understanding that this is a volunteer position. If there is no option to attach a cover letter, please send a cover letter to timothy.nguyen@whowhatwhy.org

Please note that response emails from us sometimes end up in spam folders; don’t forget to check yours. Thank you!

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