Communications Specialist

Employer
Location
Negotiable
Posted
Feb 25, 2013
Closes
Mar 27, 2013
Contact
Ms. Amy Pelletier
Duration
Full Time
Reason Foundation, a national nonprofit research and education organization, publisher of Reason, the nation's leading libertarian magazine, and home of the Reason-Rupe Poll (http://reason.com/poll), seeks a full-time, talented individual to play an essential role on the communications team.

As a member of the communications team you will implement public relations and outreach efforts aimed at communicating Reason-Rupe Poll results and related Reason policy research and journalism content to the media and other customer groups. You will assist in developing communication and messaging strategies; create and distribute press kits, news releases, newsletters and other content; market content to target audiences; respond to media requests; update websites; prepare reports and lists; and assist with other social media and outreach activities focused on the poll.

The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, possess strong organizational skills, be attentive to detail, be versatile and flexible, and have a clear record of accomplishing tangible objectives while working independently. Ideal candidates will also possess good editing and proofreading skills, basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, and be able to multi-task. An understanding of html and website content management systems is a plus.

Bachelor’s degree required. One to two years of relevant experience preferred; more senior candidates will be considered.

Job location is negotiable. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To apply, please submit the following materials to Amy Pelletier at amy.pelletier@reason.org:
-A cover letter, which should include answers to the following questions:
o Why do you want to work for Reason? How do your past experiences or activities demonstrate your interest in Reason's mission?
o How has your work, volunteer, or educational experience prepared you to perform the duties of this position?
-Writing Samples: one long and one short (can be school assignments or anything demonstrating your writing ability).


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To apply, please submit the following materials to Amy Pelletier at amy.pelletier@reason.org:
-A cover letter, which should include answers to the following questions:
o Why do you want to work for Reason? How do your past experiences or activities demonstrate your interest in Reason's mission?
o How has your work, volunteer, or educational experience prepared you to perform the duties of this position?
-Writing Samples: one long and one short (can be school assignments or anything demonstrating your writing ability).

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