January 06, 2012

Another Job of the Week - Seeking Communications Consultant

Seeking Communications Director!

Experienced, organized media relations expert sought to direct an aggressive on-the-ground earned media effort for a public affairs campaign in ten states. The DC-based position oversees and directs the state-based communications efforts of a national coalition and provides strategic support and guidance to in-state communications efforts, including but not limited to the creation of campaign materials, pitching local events, strategic planning of earned media events, leveraging high profile surrogates, media monitoring and tracking, calculation of impact metrics, and regular reporting of activities in verbal and written formats.

Successful candidates will have experience in coalition communications settings, the ability to motivate others, strong writing and communications skills, experience with media relations and an understanding of campaign environments.  The ability to work well under pressure and with tight deadlines is important. The position is a six month engagement and contract based only. (PF Tipster)

Interested parties should send resume, two writing samples and references to  Michelle@blueenginemedia.com.  No phone calls please.


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