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Southern Poverty Law Center

Communications Associate

Post Date:Mar 17, 2017Type:Full time
Start Date:Salary:
Location: United States - Alabama - Montgomery Job Reference:
Job Description:

Summary:
Under general supervision, works with programmatic staff to develop and implement comprehensive communications strategies to maximize the SPLC’s public exposure and gain public and political support for its mission and policy goals. The Communications Associate is responsible for a wide array of communications activities, including recognizing and maximizing opportunities in the news cycle, and must be able to juggle multiple assignments and collaborate effectively with staffers at all levels in a fast-paced environment.

Primary Job Functions:
• Obtain media coverage of the SPLC and its program activities. This includes aggressive pitching of stories and op-eds to reporters; planning and organizing press conferences, podcasts and other events; distributing press releases and other materials; fielding media requests on a daily basis; booking SPLC experts on radio and TV talk shows; and taking advantage of opportunities in the news cycle.
• Develop and implement comprehensive media strategies designed to build public and political
support for SPLC’s mission and programmatic goals.
• Write and edit press releases and advisories, talking points, op-eds, letters to the editor, fact sheets,
and other materials.
• Build and cultivate relationships with key reporters, editorial writers, columnists, producers, and news and talk show hosts.
• Assist with message development for SPLC’s issues and activities.
• Manage, expand and maintain database of media contacts.
• Monitor, analyze and report results and outcomes of department’s efforts.



Skills:
Qualifications –
Education and Related Work Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a minimum of 3 years related work experience;
• Knowledge of and experience working with national news media and online media;
• Exceptional communications skills, including clear, concise writing and ability to frame complex
issues for the media, members and public.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
• Strong interest in and passion for social and racial justice;
• Team player with entrepreneurial spirit and ability to collaborate effectively with staff members at all levels in fast-paced environment;
• Must take direction well but be self-motivated with ability to work independently;
• Ability to work under deadline pressure;
• Must be highly organized and possess the ability to prioritize work; and
• Must be familiar with advocacy and/or political efforts


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Contact Information
Southern Poverty Law Center
Brandon King
400 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
United States
Ph: 3349568233
Fax: n/a



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