Our Public Relations Strategist will write attention-grabbing press releases and creative pitches, as well as collaborate on marketing campaigns and events. You will perform administrative tasks like updating our website’s media section and sending out press releases. You will research media stories and trends in our issue space and build relationships with journalists. You will draft talking points and participate in light policy research. You will occasionally lead special projects. You have worked with political campaigns or organizations, government, a PR agency, or in the field of journalism.
Location is flexible, and we currently allow staff to work from home during COVID-19 for safety.
What you'll be doing
Pitch relevant journalists with news hooks and timely campaign needs;
Maintain all internal databases and press lists as needed;
Write press releases and op-eds;
Research media stories in our issue space;
Develop relationships with reporters;
Write and research content, such as blog posts and white papers;
Work with PR vendors;
Update website with latest press releases and media hits;
Qualifications & Skills
At least three years of communications experience;
At least three years in a position with direct press relations;
Demonstrated experience securing national press coverage;
Excellent writing and verbal communications skills;
Experience writing press releases and working with press;
Creativity and storytelling ability;
Previous work for a political organization, campaign or nonprofit preferred;
Experience training spokespeople for interviews with the press;
Experience writing for a wide variety of audiences;
Experience writing talking points;
Experience with Wordpress, ActionKit or other CMS platform is a plus.
Compensation and Benefits
We’re committed to bringing in top talent from all sectors. Accordingly, we offer competitive salaries and pretty awesome benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance, a health reimbursement account, wellness perks, a dependent care account, a health concierge benefit, a $1,500 professional development stipend, and a retirement benefit. Plus disability and life insurance.
Oh, and we have this wild idea that we’ll do better work if we have time to see our friends and families, so we get four weeks of paid vacation a year, plus personal and sick time.
The annual salary range for the Public Relations Strategist position is $45,000-$67,000K.
Telecommuting is allowed.
RepresentUs is the nation’s leading right-left anti-corruption organization. Everyday we are hard at work to secure crucial victories that are defending our Republic and fixing America’s corrupt political system. And we’re already winning. In 2018, we helped pass 23 anti-corruption measures—a historic year for the movement.
Democracy is for all, and at RepresentUs, so is our workplace. That’s why we’re an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to evolving our staff and board to reflect the full diversity of America and the communities we aim to serve. As we seek the best of the best to join our ranks, we welcome applications from all walks of life (including but not limited to BIPOC/people of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ candidates) because we know that our democracy-building work has greater impact when we center diverse backgrounds, perspectives and ideologies. Once on the team, we encourage our teammates to bring their whole selves to work. We’re continually working to increase our cultural awareness, strengthen our approach to equity, and foster a climate of inclusion in all that we do. We invite you to belong with us! Read our statement on Diversi...ty, Equity, and Inclusion here: https://act.represent.us/sign/diversity-dei-statement/
We are headquartered in Northampton, MA and have staff around the county.