FULL TIME POSITION

COMMUNICATIONS, MEDIA RELATIONS

MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE, A SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER MUSEUM

 

The Museum of Tolerance is seeking a Communications, Media Relations professional looking to join an innovative team of mission-driven individuals who thrive working in a fast-paced environment.  He/she must possess excellent communication and organizational skills, value attention to detail, a proactive attitude; as well as being enthusiastic, personable and adept to managing multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The main responsibility of the Communications, Media Relations position is to support the development and implementation of the Center’s communications efforts. 

The right person for this role is deadline-driven; will reach out to press and filter incoming press calls; work on breaking social action stories and is a quick, concise writer.  This position reports directly to the Communications Director.

·       MEDIA:

o   Help formulate communication and media relations strategy to gain high-visibility placements in online, broadcast and online media.

o   Leverage existing media relations and cultivate new contacts with media as well as manage media inquiries.

o   Pitch SWC breaking news and other stories including other interdepartmental divisions such as Museum of Tolerance and Moriah Films.

o   Track media coverage and social media mentions and communicate results to team.

o   Develop media information kits as needed

o   Be available outside of office hours for breaking news stories and disseminating press releases when necessary

·       PRESS COMFRENECES:

o   Organize and make arrangement for press conferences

o   Send out media alert

o   Follow up with media and post comference release when necessary

·       PRESS RELEASES:

o   Quickly write press releases when necessary

o   Work well with breaking news

o   Disseminate releases to media outlets and follow up

o   Upload releases to website

o   Knowledge of Cision, Meltwater or similar is required

·       PUBLICATIONS AND COLLATERAL MATERIALS

o   Work with Communications department staff to write, edit, proofread SWC Dinner Journal, InMotion magazine, brochures, press kits

·       PHOTOS AND PHOTO ARCHIVES:

o   Be present at events to capture still photography or video clips when necessary

o   Work with communications team to catalogue and identify people in photo(s), upload to online photo management system

o   Maintain and oversee cameras, camera cards, step and repeat

·       ONLINE

o   Serve as backup for online efforts, including uploading press releases, social media and photos

 

           

 

 

YOU WILL BE A GREAT FIT FOR US IF YOU:

·       Have a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism or related fields, with a minimum of 3 year of relevant work experience in media/public relations.

·       Can work in a very busy office environment with many demands while maintaining poise and professionalism.

·       Are able to multi-task, handle requests from multiple sources and determine priorities as well as order of completion.

·       Possess a self-starting attitude, be ready to seize opportunities and make an impact without specific instruction.

·       Have excellent organizational and written communication skills, proofreading and editing skills.

·       Have excellent public speaking and communications skills.

·       Have basic graphic design skills (i.e. PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, etc.)

·       Are enthusiastic about effective community engagement in a social justice framework

·       Are flexible and willing to perform other reasonable duties as requested by the Communications Director.


35 hours/week; Monday – Friday,  (includes evening events and occasional Sundays)

Benefits Included

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Qualified applicants please email cover letter and resumé to hr@wiesenthal.com

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