Saturday, March 21, 2015

Save the Children is Hiring a Press Assistant/Social Media Coordinator


The Press Assistant/Social Media Coordinator supports the communications team with all facets of public affairs, from compiling press clips and maintaining media lists to helping with digital outreach on social media for advocacy, event promotion, etc. The Press Assistant/Social Media Coordinator also supports the mission of the public affairs operation with media outreach, crisis management and information gathering.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Press Assistant :

  • Compile press releases every morning
  • Maintain media lists (knowledge of Cision required)
  • Draft press releases
  • Perform research (fact checking, media information, etc.)
Social Media Efforts
  • Participate in meetings on social media content and strategy
  • Draft Tweets and Facebook posts
  • Draft social media content, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, for organization president
  • Support social media needs at public events, on and off site
  • Draft and edit web copy as needed
Knowledge, Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications, political science, or related area, with one (1) to three (3) years of related experience
  • Working knowledge of social media universe
  • Outstanding writing skills with a focus on detail and accuracy
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to complete projects and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently and well with a diverse group of people throughout the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Web savvy