To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must have proven previous experience with media, public relations, publications, and team management. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Education/Experience: B.A. degree in Communication, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism or a related field; 7-10 years of communications or journalism experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Ability to work both independently and in a team setting with staff across the country.
- Proven success in creating and implementing multifaceted communications strategies, including traditional media relations, social media, digital member outreach, donor/development outreach and solicitation, etc.
- Knowledge of how the media works and what is newsworthy; familiarity with national, regional and state print and electronic media; familiarity with organizing strategies and advocacy techniques.
- Knowledge of digital content strategies, tactics and best practices.
- Knowledge of donor/development outreach and solicitation strategies, tactics and best practices.
- Proven capacity to successfully frame and translate complex policy issues for both journalists and the public.
- Knowledge of food, water, and climate issues preferred.
- Experience with congressional and/or regulatory process a plus.
Computer Skills: An individual should be able to work in a computerized environment and have adequate knowledge of word processing, email, internet and spreadsheet software; in particular have coursework or certification in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point and proficiency with all other Microsoft Office products.