Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Publicist Sierra Club San Francisco, CA

Sierra Club
San Francisco, CA

The Sierra Club seeks a full time publicist to help save the planet and make sure everyone on it knows about the awesome work being done by America's largest and most effective environmental organization. The ideal candidate is someone who won't take no for an answer -- but who knows the line between effective persuasion and being a pain. This person is a creative problem solver and entrepreneurial by nature. Should be well-connected across the ever-changing world of national media, from network television, newspapers, and magazines to social networks, the web, and live events. A consummate networker with a passion for environmental issues and a keen eye for a good story, this candidate always goes beyond the traditional press release or media pitch and is eager to routinely conjure up visionary projects to help promote the Sierra Club brand, particularly to young and diverse audiences.

The publicist works with other organizations and companies to develop promotional partnerships and oversees publicity for the Club's award-winning Sierra magazine, Sierra Club Books, Sierra Club Productions and other organizational enterprises. Applicants should have metrics-based evidence of having created highly successful promotions and a strong record of results-oriented project management. Strong writing skills, a collaborative spirit, and solid sense of humor are important. Experience with non-profit organizations is a plus; professionalism, devotion to excellence and creative brilliance a must. Job is located in either San Francisco or New York.

Knowledge & Skills:
-- 3+ years of demonstrated success in media relations, journalism, public outreach or related field.
-- Bachelors degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Political Science or related field or combination of education and experience.
-- Excellent oral and written communication skills, and demonstrated professional writing experience in a high-visibility environment. Familiarity with environmental issues and grassroots organizations.
-- Knowledge of and experience with the workings of media, the needs of journalists, and how to get stories placed. Skilled networker with an entrepreneurial spirit and proven track record of highly successful project management.
-- Ability to work well with volunteers, staff, and media. Must be a team player and work well under pressure to juggle competing demands.

-- Ability to travel up to ten times a year.
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The Sierra Club offers competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, and vision coverage, and a retirement savings 401(k) plan.
The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.
About Our Company Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. We are the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States.
You'll join us because, like 1.3 million of your friends and neighbors, you want:
-- a safe and healthy community in which to live
-- smart energy solutions to combat global warming
-- an enduring legacy for America's wild places

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