• Application Deadline: 02/28/2019
  • Company: Vera Institute of Justice
  • Location: New York, New York

We're looking for a Media Relations Associate to join our awesome Communications Team. That special someone who’s excited to spend every day talking to the people who keep the public informed in a changing America. Who’s a go-getter and taskmaster who loves to keep the trains running smoothly. 

That's where you come in: 

As Media Relations Associate, you'll be based in New York and report to the Media Relations Strategist and will also meet regularly with other members of our Communications Team. You’ll support the team by managing the day-to-day media relations within the organization and help develop the messaging strategy for various projects and report releases. You’ll help the team implement long-term media relations plans to achieve strategic communications goals and advance Vera’s mission.

  • - You’ll track all media hits mentioning Vera, reporting in real-time to the Media Relations Strategist and other relevant staff, and manage the newsroom on Vera’s website.
  • - You’ll manage Vera’s various press lists and guarantee that they remain up-to-date and relevant.
  • - You’ll respond to media requests, ensure they have the correct information to report a story, and coordinate interviews with Vera staff as necessary.
  • - You’ll monitor news developments and track justice-related news, seeking opportunities to bring Vera’s work to diverse audiences.
  • - You’ll help pitch local and national media and cultivate and build Vera’s relationships with reporters.
  • - You’ll take the first crack at drafting written materials, including pitches, press releases, media advisories.
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