Friday, June 11, 2010

Job Opening: Public Relations Specialist for the Humane Society of the U.S.

ORGANIZATION: Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
JOB: Public Relations Specialist

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s largest animal advocacy organization, is seeking a Public Relations Specialist for its Public Relations department. The main responsibilities of the position include:
  • draft and edit press releases, advisories, letters to the editor, pitch letters and other collateral material for the news media
  • distribute collateral materials for review and incorporate feedback in a timely manner
  • develop targeted media lists with strong knowledge of media outlets and opportunities to position animal protection issues
  • field media inquiries and route to appropriate spokesperson to best position the HSUS in the news
  • distribute press releases utilizing best available resources
  • represent the department as a member of internal and external teams
  • coordinate efforts with other departments and organizations
  • pitch issues and events to reporters with strong knowledge of animal issues and how they can be placed in the media for maximum impact
  • respond to inquiries from news media
  • supply reporters with background information, video, and schedule interviews with HSUS spokespeople.
A Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism or mass communications along with four to six years of experience in a public relations environment highly desired. Strong written and verbal communication skills and working knowledge of various media directories and public relations computer programs and processes preferred. The salary range for this position is from the high $30’s to the low $40’s.

Please send cover letters and
resumes to hrjobs (at) hsus (dot) org or fax to 301- 548-7701. This position is located in Gaithersburg, Md.

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