Stand Together

  • Regional Press Secretary

    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/8/2019 9:20 AM)
    ID (external)
    2019-4135
    # of Openings (external)
    1
    Job Locations
    US-VA-Arlington
  • Overview

    We are seeking a Regional Press Secretary to serve as the communications lead for local media strategies within an assigned portfolio of states. You will be responsible for the implementation of all communications-related activities in your portfolio. You bring a strong grasp of media relations and project management to meet deadlines and ensure communications objectives are being achieved.

     

     

    Your Responsibilities Include

    • Consult with clients to understand their priorities and goals as well as the unique dynamics at work in each state

    • Work with clients to develop long-term communications strategies and tactics to achieve those goals

    • Work with clients and internal teams to proactively identify opportunities to highlight clients’ policies and principles

    • Proven ability to think ahead, problem solve, engage proactively and take initiative

       

    • Strong process-minded planner who can determine deadlines, logistics and operational plans for multi-dimensional programs and events

    • The position involves creating powerful messages, storylines, and public relations programs

    • Monitors the overall effectiveness and results of these programs

    • Collaborate with digital team to develop collateral to maximize earned media and grassroots impact

    • Travel to clients’ locations for background meetings with press, editorial board meetings, and special events requiring media coverage as needed

    • Identify media opportunities for clients in traditional and non-traditional venues

    • Work to build relationships with in-state bookers and establish clients as key influencers in the state who warrant coverage

    • Advise and collaborate with client and stakeholders on paid media opportunities, including TV or radio scripts, as needed

    • Create rapid-response materials and backgrounders; circulate key media hits and narratives that should be addressed in each state

    • Draft messaging and copy for public facing materials related to these issue campaigns, including but not limited to landing pages, email marketing content, press releases, opinion pieces, website, and website blog posts

    • Pitch media on stories and events

    • Coordinate with marketing, creative, digital, research, and writing teams to leverage resources and services for state-level efforts and campaigns

     

    Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization

    • 5+ years of experience in media relations and strategic communications
    • Strong verbal and written communications skills and an ability to distill complex policy into accessible and digestible language and products that get noticed
    • Ability to work under tight deadlines and adapt to rapidly changing conditions
    • Must be able to work productively with a broad range of colleagues and stakeholders across the country
    • Must be willing and able to work collaboratively
    • On the record experience

     

    About Us

     

     

    We are excited to announce that our philanthropic community will now be known as Stand Together – a name that defines who we are, what we do, and why. It’s also a call to action: we invite anyone who shares our optimism for the future to stand together to help every person rise.

     

    We work with: Nonprofit leaders at over 100 community-based groups. Over 700 of the country’s most effective business leaders and philanthropists. Over 1,000 professors at 350 universities. Tens of thousands of K-12 teachers. And millions of grassroots activists in 35 states. We’ve united to move toward a society where people succeed by helping others, so that everyone has the opportunity to realize their extraordinary potential.

     

     

    Our Values

     

    Working at Stand Together is different from many other organizations. We have a relentless commitment to a culture based on a business philosophy called Market Based Management® (MBM®). Informed by the principles that allow a free and open society to flourish, MBM® prepares individuals to innovate, improve, and transform while fostering a healthy, growing organization that creates long-term value for its clients and supporters and fulfillment for its employees. 

     

    We believe that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees and applicants with honesty, dignity, respect and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of color,?race, religion, religious creed, sex, gender or gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy (including medical needs which may arise from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), military and veteran status, genetic information, marital or familial status, political affiliation, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. 

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