Assistant VP of Public Relations

Washington D.C.
Jul 03, 2018
Aug 07, 2018
Full Time

Job Summary/Company:

Sparks Group has partnered with a nonprofit in Washington DC in their search for an Assistant Vice President of Public Relations who will support the organizations growth. This newly created role will be responsible for creating and executing an integrated public and media relations strategy that will increase the organizations brand, presence and influence. 


  • Plan and manage all of the organization’s public relations efforts
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with various media outlets, reporters and third-party influencers
  • Create and promote press releases, op-eds, media alerts
  • Lead a team of PR professionals and provide media training and counsel
  • Monitor media and disseminate relevant articles and coverage to staff on an ongoing basis
  • Negotiate and manage contracts with external vendors as needed
  • Manage all PR activities to meet budget
  • Work closely with the whole Marketing & Communications team to coordinate PR, marketing and communication efforts across which will maximum effectiveness

Qualifications/Background Profile:

  • At least 15 years of public relations, media relations and/or marketing strategy
  • Over 5 years of supervisory and project management experience
  • An outstanding writer, pitcher, and media strategist with a long track record of placing top stories and op-eds in national and trade publications
  • Strong client service mentality, with a deep ability to internalize goals, and develop and drive plans to reach them
  • Ability to work cross functionally and drive results oriented marketing programs 
  • Bachelors in PR, Communication, Marketing, Journalism or related field

Qualified candidates should send their resume AND call Sparks Group for additional details. Please note, resume must include a valid email address in order to be considered. We look forward to discussing your background, your current job search, and your potential career path with Sparks Group!

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