• Manager -Public Relations and Content

    Location US-IL-Chicago
    Job ID
    2018-1473
    # Positions
    1
  • Overview

    Through media relations, story gathering and content creation, this role raises critical awareness of hunger in Chicago and Cook County while inspiring key audiences to take action in the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s mission. The public relations and content manager plays a significant role in the Food Depository’s media relations while also leading content development for a variety of multimedia projects. A critical part of this job is collecting and telling impactful stories of people served by the Food Depository’s partners and programs. The public relations and content manager reports to the senior director of marketing & communications and supervises the public relations specialist. This role will also work closely with the Chief Marketing Officer and other departments on a variety of projects.  

    Responsibilities

    Responsibilities of the public relations and content manager include but are not limited to the following:

    • Lead the collection of story content from the Food Depository’s network of programs, partner agencies and stakeholders.
    • Work with local and national news media to develop stories about the issue of hunger and the Food Depository’s mission.
    • Receive and respond to incoming media inquiries with support from the senior director of marketing & communications.
    • Serve as a spokesperson for media interviews while also preparing approved spokespeople for their interviews.
    • Manage the planning, writing, review and publication of the Food Depository’s quarterly newsletters.
    • Lead the creation of multimedia content for the Food Depository’s digital channels, including videos, photography, blog posts and more.
    • Support organizational messaging with talking points, event remarks and executive briefs.
    • Manage group tour requests, including training tour guides and delegating tours as appropriate.
    • Supervise the public relations specialist and summer intern.
    • As needed, assist the Marketing and Volunteer Engagement Department with website updates, writing, event staffing and other projects.

    Qualifications

    • Four-year college degree in journalism, public relations, communications or a related field.
    • 3+ years of experience in journalism, public relations or a related field.
    • Working knowledge of public relations best practices and the news media landscape.
    • Exceptional writing and editing skills.
    • Proficiency in AP style.
    • Project management experience in public relations and content creation.
    • The ability to multi-task and manage several large projects at once.
    • Passion for our mission and the people we serve.
    • A collaborative spirit and enthusiasm for working with diverse groups of people.
    • Occasional evening, early morning and weekend work required.
    • Valid Illinois driver’s license and daily access to a car required.

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