We seek a Manager to oversee all media relations for LeadingAge. The position will report to the Vice President of Communications and will collaborate regularly with the CEO, senior leaders and spokespeople, researchers and partners, and communications staff/advisors and consultants. The position is based in Washington, D.C. Some domestic travel will be required.
In general the manager will:
Pitch, brief, secure and monitor media
Manage message and press outreach on major issue campaigns and for various subject experts
Manage media relationships and related contractors and systems
Conduct media campaigns highlighting urgent policy updates
Develop publications such as press releases, op-eds, letters to the editor, grassroots advocacy external announcements, and special projects
Develop story angles and narratives for journalists and events
Coordinate with external partners for joint promotional strategies
LeadingAge’s mission is to be the trusted voice for aging in America.We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization focused on education, advocacy and applied research. LeadingAge’s membership touches 4 million lives every day and includes 6,000 not-for-profit organizations representing the entire field of aging services, 39 state partners, hundreds of businesses, consumer groups, foundations and research partners. LeadingAge is also a part of the Global Ageing Network, whose membership spans 30 countries. www.LeadingAge.org
We arean equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and maintaining a diverse work force. We are always looking for talented, dedicated professionals who have a genuine interest in helping us fulfill our promise to: Inspire. Serve. Advocate. LeadingAge provides a dynamic and collegial work environment; competitive salary and benefits; and a Woodley-Park Zoo Metro location: 2519 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008 EOE.
The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations, or Communications; and 5 years of related experience, including at least one year of supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree preferred.
Successful candidate must possess a portfolio of top-tier media placements for a public-facing organization or association; reliable media contacts in the greater Washington, DC area; strategic planning experience; and familiarity with online media software (e.g. Cision, Meltwater).
Other requirements include excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work as part of a cross functional team and independently; ability to foster cooperation and maintain effective relationships with staff, members, state association executives, and other key leaders and stakeholders; editorial planning; measuring and evaluating impact of communications campaigns; and, responding to opportunities and crises quickly and wisely.
The mission of LeadingAge is to be the trusted voice for aging in America. LeadingAge’s membership touches 4 million lives every day and includes 6,000 not-for-profit organizations representing the entire field of aging services, 39 state partners, hundreds of businesses, consumer groups, foundations and research partners. LeadingAge is also a part of The Global Ageing Network, whose membership sp...ans 30 countries. LeadingAge is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization focused on education, advocacy and applied research. www.LeadingAge.org