Manager, Media and Public Affairs
Since 1984, Share Our Strength® has led the fight against hunger and poverty by inspiring and organizing individuals and businesses to share their strengths. Today, through the No Kid Hungry and Cooking Matters campaigns, Share Our Strength is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need. No child should go hungry in America – we’re on our way to making that a reality and we want you to join us. We’re bold, creative, always open to new ideas and 100% dedicated to our mission. If that sounds like you, we’d like you to consider becoming part of our team.
The Manager is responsible for advancing the mission of Share Our Strength and its No Kid Hungry campaign by creating and implementing communications strategies that build support for state policy and legislative goals. The Manager will work closely with the organization’s advocacy team on specific legislative campaigns, while also leading public affairs activities to increase visibility for the issue of childhood hunger with key media while positioning No Kid Hungry as a policy leader among state and local stakeholders.
- Execute communications strategies for state advocacy campaigns.
- Develop story ideas and pitch media in key markets across the U.S. where No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger.
- Craft testimony, press releases, op-eds, letters to the editor, blog posts, talking points, presentations and other written pieces in support of communications strategies.
- Work with internal stakeholders and external vendors to ensure effective development of campaign materials and coordination of communications strategies.
- Assist with press events and production planning and execution.
- Monitor news coverage and compile quarterly reports.
- Bachelor’s degree and 4+ years of experience in communications, marketing, public relations, or related field.
- Hands-on experience working with media including print, radio, digital, and television reporters and producers.
- Exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills; ability to adapt technical language for lay audiences (e.g. policymakers, news media, volunteers, low-income families); understanding of when and how to use different channels of communication.
- Highly organized with the ability to handle multiple projects and priorities while coordinating work flow in a deadline-driven and service-focused environment.
- Must be proactive and a self-starter with excellent problem-solving and implementation skills.
- Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills: ability to maintain strong professional relationships with a range of groups in-person and by writing and phone, underscored by strong judgment and emotional intelligence.
- Proficiency in MS Office applications.
- Demonstrated interest in anti-hunger and anti-poverty issues.
- Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
- Highly detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
- Ability to work independently and efficiently.
At Share Our Strength, we value an individual’s diversity of backgrounds, experiences, ideas and perspectives. A hallmark of our history, culture and values has been the organization’s desire to bring together motivated, intelligent, and talented people to work together to find and implement solutions to eliminate childhood hunger. We each come to Share Our Strength with a unique background, but together we form a team that yields amazing results.
This shared value of encouraging and embracing diversity in our organization fosters a workplace and culture that is highlighted for its innovation, open expression of ideas, and collaboration. With a strong shared commitment to the organization’s mission, and a unique blend of individual strengths, we are all working toward ensuring that each child in America has food where they Live, Learn, and Play.
Please apply with your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted: no calls please.
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Job posted: 2019-08-07