Public Relations Specialist (repost)
Company: American Public Health Association
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Create and implement communications and media relations
strategies for major Association initiatives and announcements;
initiate and manage contacts with the news media; co-edit news
blog; lead APHA--------s Facebook page and YouTube channel; and
write and develop materials to support communications program to
advance the mission, policies and priorities of the Association.
Responsibilities for the Press/Media relations: Develop and carry
out press strategies that support the overall goals of APHA.
Develop and maintain contacts with journalists, columnists, editors
and producers who cover public health. Respond rapidly to media
inquiries, fulfill requests, arrange interviews and develop talking
points.Write, edit and distribute news releases, advisories,
statements, op-eds and other materials, and post to the
website.Alert key media to urgent public health-related policy and
legislative activity.Identify news opportunities and develop and
pitch story ideas to journalists involving APHA policies, programs
and products, including the Annual Meeting, National Public Health
Week, the Policy Action Institute and other though leadership
activities.Manage media outreach for American Journal of Public
Health; lead media strategy to raise the profile of the Journal;
issue monthly featured abstracts and table of contents; coordinate
embargo dates with staff, authors and press; fulfill reporter
requests for articles. Social Media: Serve as lead on APHA--------s
Social Media Team, helping the organization strategize, develop
content for different channels and stay current on trends and best
practices.Plan social media strategy for APHA advocacy and events.
Create social media materials to support a range of APHA
announcements and events.Serve as administrator for APHA--------s
Facebook page and APHA--------s YouTube channel. General
communications: Research and write blogs and articles for Public
Health Newswire and other channels.Part of APHA--------s Editorial
Review team, helping review organization materials for grammar, AP
style and APHA voice.Work on other Communications and Marketing
Department assignments and projects as needed. The position will
supervise the Communications intern. Perform other duties as
assigned based on needs of the department and the Association.
Bachelor--------s degree and four to five years of public/media
relations, journalism or communications experience. Health/public
health background a plus. Strong verbal and written communication
skills with excellent grammar, editorial, proofreading and AP style
skills. Strong social media skills, especially with Facebook and
YouTube. Experience developing communications plans. Personal
presence and ability to work with the news media and meet
deadlines. Experience in seeking coverage for or communicating on
behalf of national advocacy/public interest policy efforts. Ability
to manage multiple projects at once with attention to detail and
follow-through concurrently to meet overlapping deadlines. Strong
initiative. Works well independently, but participates actively as
a team member and can collaborate with a variety of functional
groups and communicate constructively with others. Must be able to
work occasional evenings and weekends as job duties or projects
require. Requires occasional lifting and moving up to 25 lbs.
Vaccination Policy: New Hires and Employees must adhere to APHA
COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate Policy. Position is based in downtown
DC near several metro stations.
Hybrid work environment. 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 submit the
following information (please include your last name in all
filenames when uploading materials. You should use this format:
LastName.CoverLetter) at: https://careers-apha.icims.com. Cover
letter;Resume;A writing sample;Salary requirement;At least 2
supervisory references and 1 professional reference (name, title,
company name and phone number and email). CLOSING DATE:
Open Until Filled EEO/AA/VETS/DISABILITY.
APHA is strongly and actively committed to diversity in its
workplace. PandoLogic. Keywords: Public Relations Specialist,
Location: Washington, DC - 20001
Keywords: American Public Health Association, Washington DC , Public Relations Specialist (repost), Advertising , Washington, DC
Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!