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Media And Communications Manager

Company: Alaska Community Action on Toxics
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Job located in Anchorage, AK. Please indicate whether you are willing to relocate. Summary Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT), an environmental health and justice research and advocacy organization, is seeking to hire a skilled, creative Media and Communications Manager who will lead the development and implementation of an effective communications and media strategy to advance the mission, vision, and campaigns of Alaska Community Action on Toxics. Our mission: ---We believe everyone has a right to clean air, clean water, and toxic-free food. Driven by a core belief in environmental justice, ACAT empowers communities to eliminate exposure to toxics through collaborative research, shared science, education, organizing, and advocacy.--- Role and Responsibilities ACAT is looking for an experienced person to lead strategic communications for a vibrant, diverse nonprofit organization engaged in advocacy campaigns as well as complex longer-term community-based research and scientific projects. The individual must have the ability to raise the visibility of our work and advance our mission through earned news media (print, radio, and television), social media platforms, web site content and design, blogs, newsletters, and other creative communications. The Media and Communications Manager is responsible for cultivating relationships with local, statewide, and national reporters from print, radio, and television media. The individual will also have primary responsibility for preparing news releases, and organizing media briefings, editorial board meetings, and other press events. The candidate must be able to produce high quality content under deadline, and be adept at framing, messaging, and campaign planning. The successful candidate will also be a skilled organizer who can inspire others to contribute smartly to meeting the organization's communications needs. Both strategic thinking and technical implementation are needed to succeed. Qualifications: ---Passion for our mission toward achieving environmental justice and health. ---At least two years of experience in media and communications, preferably with non-profit advocacy organizations. ---Bachelor---s degree or equivalent in other education and/or experience. ---Proven success in media relations, including framing and pitching media stories. ---Experience with developing web content and managing social media campaigns. ---A strong graphic design sensibility. ---Exceptional messaging, writing, editing, storytelling, and presentation skills with the ability to write for a variety of audiences and meet deadlines. Excellent attention to details and follow through needed. ---Experience working with journalists across all media formats, with an emphasis on cultivating relationships with reporters in the mainstream, ethnic, and trade media sectors. ---Effective project management skills, able to prioritize and tackle multiple tasks at once within established deadlines. ---Able to advocate effectively on the phone, in person and online. ---Experience working collaboratively and respectfully with individuals of diverse backgrounds. ---Ability to build enthusiasm and effort among a team of people. ---Creativity, self-motivation, and able to work independently. ACAT---s staff and governing board are ethnically and culturally diverse with varying lifestyles. The Program Coordinator will join a staff of nine in the Anchorage office and four Yupik community health researchers living on Sivuqaq (also known as St. Lawrence Island). We offer the Media and Communications Manager job as a full-time position at our Anchorage office with competitive pay and benefits and opportunities for professional development. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position. Open until filled. Starting salary range is $53,000-60,000/year DOE. The position is based in Anchorage. Please submit resume and letter of interest.

Keywords: Alaska Community Action on Toxics, Anchorage , Media And Communications Manager, Executive , Anchorage, Alaska

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