Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Public Relations Coordinator II 9to5, National Association of Working Women (Position based in Atlanta, Denver or Milwaukee)

Public Relations Coordinator II
9to5, National Association of Working Women seeks an experienced Public Relations and Communications professional to coordinate external and internal communications using print journalism, broadcast and social media, working with 9to5 members and other staff.  9to5 is a grassroots membership organization, founded in 1973, which engages directly affected women to improve working conditions.  Our goals are to build leadership among low-income working women and to win improvements in workplace and public policies.  Campaigns focus on work-family, anti-discrimination and economic security issues.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Project Direction and Supervision:  Work with the Executive Director to develop and implement a communications plan and strategy for 9to5. Work with chapters to increase visibility of the organization.  Maintain and build relationships with national, regional and local reporters to continue to position 9to5 as a leading expert on low-wage women issues. Plan and implement regular organization-wide media activities to highlight 9to5’s programs. Write press releases, op-eds, letters to the editor and talking points for staff and members.  Field all media calls, coordinate responses with Executive Director and other key staff.  Collect and manage member stories.  Monitor and track media coverage.  Monitor the news, recent research, and work with national allies to evaluate messaging and create media opportunities. Represent 9to5 at meetings and conferences.

Organizational and Staff Development:  Train 9to5 members and staff on message development, media training, spokesperson development.  Develop training curricula and materials.  Oversee content of 9to5’s website, manage other on-line communications including blogs and social media.  Identify and pursue new funding with the 9to5 development team.  Participate in Annual Membership Drive and other organizational activities.  Supervise interns, providing media-related assistance.  Create national materials for issue campaigns; including newsletters, voter guide, factsheets, member brochures, other publications.
  Qualifications: - At least three years experience with media, preferably national media - Excellent oral and written communications skills - Experience writing and placing op-eds - Experience and skills with social media, web content management, website development - Familiarity with issues facing low-income women and organizing campaigns - Knowledge of Windows programs, including some graphics programs - Excellent organizational and strategic planning skills - Ability to work independently, supervise and train others - Demonstrated commitment to anti-oppression and ability to work with diverse populations - Must be able to work some evenings and weekend hours.

Details: Full-time position, salary of $37,000/year.  Position based in Atlanta, Denver or Milwaukee. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.  Excellent, fully paid health and family benefits and paid time off.  9to5 is an affirmative action employer.  Women of color, lesbian and bisexual women, women with disabilities and older women are encouraged to apply.  This position is a bargaining unit position in the 9to5 staff union.

To apply:   Send resume, letter of interest and list of 3 references to: Please put PR Coordinator in the subject line.

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