Senior External Affairs Associate

New York
Feb 20, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
Linda Bazerjian
Full Time
The Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH) seeks a senior external affairs associate to join a multi-member external affairs team. The team is responsible for all communications and external affairs including media relations, public relations, and government relations; social media; conference and event planning; publication design, production, and distribution; database management; writing and editing publications, press releases, all collateral materials, op/eds, talking points, blogs, and other materials as needed; Web site content; public service announcements, ads, and promotional activities including non-profit book sales; in-house photography and videography; and coordination with outside vendors.

The senior external affairs associate reports to the director of external affairs. Primary responsibilities include: media relations (proactive and reactive); writing and editing (press releases, blogs and other original content, talking points, newsletters and other collateral materials); government and community relations; social media strategy and implementation; maintain media database; representation of Institute at events, including presentations/workshops; assisting with marketing and advertising (coordination with vendors and graphic artist; maintaining calendar and meeting all deadlines for submissions; ensuring accurate copy, content, and design); maintaining external affairs archives (publications, media mentions, articles, videos); and assisting with other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Expectations:

•Bachelor’s degree preferably in communications, journalism, or public relations
•3 to 5 years experience preferably at a non-profit, in government, or media
•Ability to take direction and juggle multiple projects simultaneously
•Keen attention to detail, well-organized, deadline-oriented
•Must adapt and thrive in a fast-paced environment with constantly changing priorities
•Excellent writing and verbal skills and ability to adapt writing style to audience (ie. Blogs, marketing/advertising, speeches, etc.)
•Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite a must
•Interest or background in human/social services, education, or government a plus

Starting salary is commensurate with experience and salary history. ICPH provides excellent benefits including health and dental insurance, employer funded retirement benefits, life insurance, disability, and ample vacation, holiday, personal, and sick leave time.

Please submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, and at least one example of a recent media placement to Linda Bazerjian, Director of External Affairs at Indicate the position’s title in subject line of your email.

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