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Public Relations Manager

Company name
World Vision Inc.

Location
Federal Way, WA

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Share Big Dreams

At World Vision, we're sharing a big dream for children. One that moves beyond just clean water or food or healthcare to offer a full solution to poverty. We want children to have everything they need to thrive, both physically and spiritually, so they can experience the kind of life God intends—life in all its fullness. We want the same for our staff: big dreams, a career of significance, and fullness of life. Help carry out our Christian organization’s mission, vision, and strategies. Personify the ministry of World Vision by witnessing to Christ and ministering to others through life, deed, word and sign.

As a Public Relations Manager with World Vision, you will:

Positively influence the relationship between World Vision and its key publics through effective media and public relations. Increase awareness of World Vision's work among the public through print, online, and broadcast news media by managing media relationships, writing and developing media relations materials, reviewing print and broadcast news stories, contacting members of the press, researching content, and counseling staff on media matters.

Media Relations: Build and nurture strategic relationships with journalists of major U.S.-based print, online, and broadcast news organizations with the goal of having World Vision 'top of mind' when these journalists are considering covering issues or events related to humanitarian needs. Coordinate trips and accompany reporters to the field to see World Vision’s work as needed.

Writing: Develop and write media relations materials for publication at the national level, often on tight deadlines.

Research: Conduct research on international news topics, working with colleagues around the world to uncover stories and angles that may be of interest to the media. Provide analysis and recommendations to Public Relations team.

Spokesperson: Serve as World Vision spokesperson on a variety of sensitive issues as needed. Provide advanced media training and strategic advice to senior leadership regarding how to effectively engage the media.

Strategic Thinking: Work as part of the Public Relations team to generate and execute creative ideas to help gain coverage on a variety of humanitarian topics and campaigns.

Project Management: Manage coordination, status reporting and stability of media relations campaigns or project-oriented work efforts, ensuring that project goals and objectives are met within agreed upon time, scope and resource requirements.

Work collaboratively with team members when assigned to work as a member of a team.

Required Skills:

Wide knowledge of and interest in the world, international and US current affairs, news cycles, etc.

Proven ability to thrive in a deadline-driven, ever-changing work environment.

Quick 'on your feet' to respond with intelligence & discernment.

Able to quickly grasp dense policy material and translate into timely soundbites for the news media.

Strong writing skills essential.

Able to work seamlessly with remote colleagues around the world, navigating a variety of time zones and cultures with respect.

Flexible with schedule; must be reachable 24/7 to respond to urgent situations.

Media spokesperson skills and ability to train other spokespeople.

Demonstrated experience as a working journalist or in PR firm.

Some domestic and overseas travel required.

Keep Christ central in our individual and corporate lives.

Attend and participate in the leadership of devotions, weekly Chapel services, and regular prayer.

Required Experience:

Bachelor's degree in journalism, English or related field or equivalent (eight years) work experience.

In addition to education or educational equivalent, requires 5 years of work experience in journalism, public relations or related field.

Hard news experience strongly desired

Job Location

Federal Way, Washington, United States

Company info

World Vision Inc.
Website : http://www.worldvision.org/

Company Profile
World Vision India is a Christian grassroots humanitarian organisation that serves all people regardless of religion, caste, race, ethnicity or gender. Through development, relief and advocacy, we strive to create lasting change in the lives of children, their families and communities living in contexts of poverty and injustice.

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