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Director of Media Relations 

Who We Are:

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a 501(c)(4) organization, is the premier coalition of more than 200 organizations which promotes and protects civil and human rights in America. The Leadership Conference has coordinated national lobbying efforts on behalf of every major civil rights law since 1957. To learn more about The Leadership Conference, please visit www.civilrights.org.

The Leadership Conference Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, builds public will for federal policies that promote and protect civil and human rights in the US. Founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of The Leadership Conference, the Education Fund’s campaigns empower advocates to push for progressive change in the US. To learn more about the Education Fund, please visit www.leadershipconferenceedfund.org.

About the Role:

The Director of Media Relations is a position within the Communications Department. Under the direction of the Managing Director of Communications, this position will be responsible for directing and implementing the organizations’ media strategy and leading campaign communications by providing strategic and technical guidance in the development and execution of the organizations’ public education and advocacy campaigns. This position will also supervise and manage three Communications Managers and be responsible for the organization’s rapid response activities.

What You Will Do:

Drives the organization’s relations and engagement with news media, pushing a proactive communications agenda that shapes coverage and advances civil and human rights. In doing so, works with appropriate matrixed staff and partner organizations to develop and execute public education and advocacy campaigns to support priority issues and initiatives. Leads and advises the appropriate staff, and matrixed teams, to implement the communications components of large-scale coalition-wide public advocacy campaigns.

Performs the organization-wide function of media relations director, including but not limited to:

·      Supervising and managing the organization’s engagement with the news media.

·      Overseeing the implementation of press events.

·      Preparing organization and coalition spokespeople for press relations.

·      Serving, when appropriate, as an on-the-record spokesperson for the organization.

·      Overseeing the creation of external press materials, including press releases, advisories, statements, op-eds, and editorial board memos, etc., that deliver consistent, understandable messages.

·      Writing talking points and conducting interview prep for organization staff.

·      Working with coalition members to provide communications support and technical assistance.

·      Assigning and supervising the media work of Communications Managers and vendors and providing support and mentoring to build the media relations skill and competence of staff.

·      Participating in matrixed issue related teams as assigned.

·      Responding to other matters as needed and assigned.

What You Will Bring:

Skills and Experience Required

·      At least six years of media relations experience

·      A desire to work with diverse groups of people and a commitment to civil and human rights

Skills and Experience Preferred

·      A Bachelor’s degree is required.

·      Efficient worker with exceptional writing skills who is comfortable driving an aggressive agenda in a deadline-driven environment

·      A creative problem solver who can help move policy discussions

·      A strategic planner who can create and execute a strategic campaign plan

·      A team player with the ability to show grace under pressure

·      An organized, dependable self-starter who has a track record of producing high-quality written work for different audiences under tight deadlines

·      Effective manager of staff

What We Offer:

The Organizations offer its employees a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, and generous personal leave and vacation time. Employees can also take advantage of Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and a retirement savings account.

Salary Range – $79,825 - $97,257. This salary is not inclusive of the 2021 annual salary adjustment.


Director of Media Relations 

Who We Are:

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a 501(c)(4) organization, is the premier coalition of more than 200 organizations which promotes and protects civil and human rights in America. The…

Detalles a Simple Vista

  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Completo
  • Educación
    Licenciatura
  • Nivel Profesional
    Profesional
Salario
USD $109.695 - USD $128.750
/ año

Compensación

Excellent benefits

Excellent benefits

Ubicación

Temporalmente A Distancia
El trabajo se puede realizar en o cerca de Washington, DC
Ubicación Asociada
Washington, DC, USA

Cómo aplicar

To apply, please visit our Career Center and submit your resume and cover letter.


Our Commitment to an Inclusive Workplace


The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability.

To apply, please visit our Career Center and submit your resume and cover letter.


Our Commitment to an Inclusive Workplace


The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund are…

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