Senior Government Relations & Advocacy Media/PR Manager for an NGO (Remote)

27 Apr, 2020


Senior Government Relations & Advocacy Media/PR Manager for an NGO (Remote)

United Sikhs

Senior Media/PR Manager – Job Description

UNITED SIKHS is a United Nations affiliated international non-governmental, humanitarian relief, human development and advocacy organization, aimed at empowering those in need, especially disadvantaged and minority communities across the world. To see more, please view:

UNITED SIKHS is currently seeking an energetic, SELF-STARTER to join its fast-paced Media Team as a specialist and creative PR writer. This person will lead by media outreach and follow up: maintain media relationships, draft and distribute media communications to our donors and supporters, while also writing publications online platforms and monitor media coverage.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Identify and assist with organizational events,conferences, and outreach as needed.
  • Direct media monitoring and build media lists.
  • Direct and Draft edit talking points, articles, blogs and other written materials.
  • Responsible for crafting media strategy for campaigns and should be able to work with activists all over the globe.
  • Responsible for drafting and implementing PR communications for all aspects of the organization.
  • Helps maintain press room on the UNITED SIKHS website and should be able to upload press-releases.
  • Directs and Supports the PR department in creating pitch ideas and plans that will result in maximum exposure for the organization.
  • Monitors top influencers, competitors, media and industry trends for potential shareable content.
  • Directs, leads by example and sets successful media strategy for other departments, especially the business development department.
  • Directs and implements a training program for all volunteers, members of other departments on a regular basis.
  • Supports consistency of the organization’s message in all PR materials.
  • Responsible for final media material designs and proofing assistance to other departments, particularly with regards to implementation of logo styles and uniformity of design.
  • Direct the other teams and groups

The Ideal Candidate:

  • 10 -15 years of public relations and social media experience in a professional setting and must have either worked for a PR firm as a leader while working with civil and human rights organizations in a capacity to expand their business and social issues outreach. Or must have worked with a congressional office for at least 10+ years as their media strategist and can work under strict timelines.
  • Bachelor’s or Masters degree in public relations, mass-communications, mba, english, journalism or a related field; or equivalent work experience.
  • Must have prior legislative experience working for the congressional offices in the capacity of a lead PR person
  • Will be comfortable working independently and lead a team of media persons.
  • Demonstrates superior organizational skills, attention to detail, the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Must be goal-oriented and is able to follow strict guidelines and can speak on radio, tv stations and create podcasts and drive the traffic creatively on social media for maximum hits
  • Must have a pleasing personality and be able to work in a highly competitive environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft programs, and knowledge of Photoshop preferred.
  • Exceptional knowledge of communication technologies including social networking, blogs, YouTube, FB, etc.
  • Must have or be able to quickly acquire knowledge of departmental structure, policies, and procedures.

To Apply:
Please send:
1) a copy of your latest updated resume . Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected.
2) 3 to 5 recent writing samples with their published URLs

Job Type: Full-time


  • managing and implementing PR strategies for the congress: 10 years (Required)
  • or experience with a human rights law firm: 10 years (Required)
  • Social Media Management and Creative Writing: 6 years (Required)


  • Master’s (Preferred)

Required travel:

  • 25% (Required)
Learn more here

Job posted: 2020-04-27