Communications Specialist

Washington D.C.
Jul 23, 2019
Aug 27, 2019
Full Time

       Communications Specialist

The American Public Health Association seeks a strong writer/communicator to create and implement communications and media relations strategies for major Association initiatives and announcements; initiate and manage contacts with the news media; and write and develop materials to support a robust communications program.

Duties include media relations, such as writing news releases, op-eds and other materials, and working with journalists in pitching story ideas, arranging interviews and responding to inquiries; developing and implementing strategies to raise the profile of the association and advance its programs and advocacy agenda; writing and editing for the blog, e-newsletters and website; managing social media and growing engagement; and managing the media database and tracking activities.

Candidate should have a bachelor’s degree and five years of public/media relations, journalism or communications experience ideally with a public health background; excellent writing, editing and social media skills; personal presence; strong attention to detail; and ability to juggle multiple issues and assignments, meet deadlines and work with others as a team player. Experience in communicating on behalf of, covering or seeking coverage for national advocacy/public interest policy efforts and knowledge of AP style a plus.

Hours: 35 hours a week, full-time, Monday - Friday (daytime).  Number of openings: 1.

Applicants who meet the requirements and are interested in being considered for this position should upload the following information:

  • Cover letter;
  • Resume;
  • Writing sample;
  • Salary requirement; and
  • Three – five professional references (name, title, company name and phone number and email).

Applicants who meet the requirements and are interested in being considered for this position should apply at:

EEO/AA/VETS/DISABILITY.  APHA is strongly and actively committed to diversity in its workplace.

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