Public Relations Manager

New York
Jun 20, 2013
Jul 20, 2013
Ms. Madeline Perez
Full Time
•Minimum 5 years of multicultural experience managing public and media relations, preferably in an aggressive advocacy/fundraising environment, or non-profit human service organization.
•Bachelor's degree in communications, PR, journalism, or a related discipline required.
•Savvy media expert with strong media contacts and a track record of securing sustained proactive placements.
•Impeccable editing skills, plus excellent analytical and persuasive written and verbal communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to shape the story and manage the message in media communications.
•Demonstrated success securing day-to-day, event, campaign and thought leader press coverage.
•Experience creating visibility plans and integrating these with marketing strategy.
•Proven relationships with journalists writing about social services locally and nationally.
•Experience integrating varied communications channels (new media and website) into media strategy.
•Understanding of publicity that enhances advocacy and fundraising goals.
•Demonstrated success developing and managing public awareness campaigns.
•Strategic thinking and proven experience developing and executing on original ideas; ability to proactively identify communications opportunities and develop supporting programs.
•Proven track record of success working independently with an ability to excel in a fast-paced environment with controversial issues and changing priorities.
•Have a positive team approach to working with internal and external partners.
•Proven track record developing strong, positive relationships with targeted press.
•Excellent presence, with the ability to quickly gain the respect of the senior leadership team and emerge as a strategic counselor and advisor.
•Proven collaboration and leadership skills.
•Media training and spokesperson mentoring experience.
•Excellent people-management skills with demonstrated success making meaningful connections with staff across large local organization with national reputation, and in managing programs, staff, and/or volunteers and interns.
•Knowledge of issues facing victims of violence with experience working with vulnerable populations.

Desirable skills
•Bilingual (fluent in spoken and written form) in language of a major New York ethnic group, other than English.
•Thorough understanding of computer and systems for preparing reports and overseeing operations.