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Public Relations Assistant (Volunteer)

Company: WhoWhatWhy
Location: Chicago
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Public Relations Assistant (Volunteer)* This is a remote (work from home) position* Please do not apply if you are seeking a paid position, as we cannot offer one at this time* A minimum 6-month commitment is requestedAre you passionate about public relations, media relations, and networking? Are you excited about the opportunity to work with smart and talented individuals committed to producing hard-hitting journalism in the public interest? Can you commit a minimum of 10 hours a week, working remotely on your own schedule with our internationally located, diverse team?Check out whowhatwhy.org, the fiercely independent nonprofit news site. You won't find fake news or clickbait headlines; just agenda-free reporting and bracingly fresh analysis. Not left-wing, not right-wing, not consensus-seeking. We just want the truth - whatever it is.As we gain recognition for our quality reporting, especially election integrity, we need help expanding our reach and impact. We're looking for a go-getter to join our Public Relations team.We're a nonprofit, not funded by a zillionaire, and we don't accept corporate ads. That means most of our staffers - including reporters, editors, writers, designers, researchers, illustrators and social media experts - are skilled volunteers.If you're someone who rolls up your sleeves to get things done, and can deliver high-quality results in a fast-paced environment, this will be a great fit for you.Job Scope:The Public Relations Assistant will report to the Director of Public Relations and will support the department in driving WhoWhatWhy's overall awareness through daily communication with the media. They will also help generate high quality product editorial for the organization.Responsibilities* Draft core press materials needed to generate news coverage supporting brand announcements, including key messaging, fact sheets, press releases, and creative pitches* Create and update email lists for press releases and deploy e-blasts* Assist in developing and maintaining relationships with media (magazines, newspapers, blogs, television, radio, etc.)* Help pitch media & secure placements with mainstream and alternative media outlets* Identify our brand's coverage in all forms of media and compile and share notable mentions* Help set up additional PR opportunities, such as strategic external speaking opportunities and media bookings. * Monitor news and social media to compile monthly reports on PR successes* Execute projects in a timely manner as assigned by the PR DirectorQualifications* Bachelor's degree preferred. Degree in communications, journalism, entertainment business, or related fields highly preferred.* 1-2 years experience in public relations, communications, marketing, sales OR internship in related fields will be an asset* Social media savvy* Excellent time-management; a plus if you're energized by deadlines* Adaptability: can quickly shift gears mid-flight* Good research skillsPerks* Channel your passion in a stimulating environment* Learn the nuts and bolts of nonprofit operations in an up-and-coming organization* Develop new skills and gain valuable experience that can enhance your professional trajectory* Do amazing work on a flexible, part-time basis* Have fun while you make a difference ExpectationsYou will work remotely and on your own schedule; we require a minimum commitment of 10-15 hours a week. (Though doing more is not discouraged!) Because our team is spread throughout the world, we communicate mostly through Slack and email, and team members are requested to be highly responsive in a timely manner.To ApplyTo apply, send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you're a good fit for this position. If there is no option to attach a cover letter, please email to hr@whowhatwhy.org. We will not review applications that appear to be mass submissions.Powered by JazzHRjcgJ62KCip

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