Public Relations Associate

Employer
WhoWhatWhy
Location
New York City, New York
Salary
This is a volunteer position.
Posted
Oct 30, 2018
Level
Entry Level
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Part Time

*Note: the following is a volunteer, unpaid, part time position requiring consistent hours and a long term commitment. Please DO NOT APPLY if you are only looking for paid work.*

Do you excel at helping organizations implement public relations initiatives? The nonprofit news organization WhoWhatWhy is looking for a volunteer public relations associate to help us bring our important work to the attention of the largest media organizations, including television, radio and print media. You will be handling phone and email outreach--pitching producers, assignment editors, talk show hosts and more--and interacting with some of the biggest brands in America and in the world. 

Who We Are

We are a remarkable news organization and community that is making a difference, setting a new standard, and innovating on every front. A nonprofit that accepts no advertising, WhoWhatWhy is staffed largely with skilled volunteers dedicated to elevating public awareness and fostering a more vigorous democracy.  

Expectations

You will work remotely and on your own schedule, though we require a minimum commitment of 5-8 hours a week.  Because our staff is spread throughout the world, we communicate mostly through email. All staff are required to respond to emails on a daily basis.

To Apply

Please send us a resume and carefully reasoned, customized cover letter that outlines your experience and skillset, and shows that you have studied what we do at WhoWhatWhy. Our mission must resonate deeply with you. We will not review applications that appear to be mass submissions. You must confirm your understanding that this is a volunteer position.

In your cover letter, at the top, write "Mencken."

Qualifications

  • Proven experience working in public relations 
  • Newsroom experience a plus
  • The ability to work independently, in a virtual team environment
  • A creative mindset

​Responsibilities

  • Implement public relations initiatives 
  • Interact with different departments of other media organizations to promote our various projects and investigative work
  • Work well with different team members to satisfy many aspects of PR

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