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Public Relations Manager

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This is a 3-4 month contract.

Responsibilities:

* Write, edit, implement, evaluate communication plans and public relations initiatives
* Write and edit materials including press releases, Q&A, backgrounders, key message points, fact sheets, speeches, board materials, web copy, testimony, by-lined articles, op-eds and briefings.
* Pitch story ideas, field media inquiries, schedule and staff media interviews for senior staff and subject matter expert
• Support the public relations needs of subject matter experts and internal business areas with ongoing, regular contact and meetings

• Attend and actively participate in team/staff meetings



Requirements:

• Four-year degree in journalism, communications, or related major

• Experience in media operations and news organizations, particularly broadcast media and Web based technologies, especially with respect to pitching stories and interacting with reporters
• Experience with an agency, corporation, large non-profit institution, or news media organization
* Health care/health insurance experience ideal
• Strong local media contacts ideal.
• Excellent verbal and writing skills
• Excellent judgment, problem solving and negotiation skills.
• Able to assess and make decisions about issues and events and determine appropriate next steps.
• Flexible, creative, collaborative. Demonstrates leadership, accountability, and results orientation for all areas of responsibility.
• Ability to think strategically as well as tactically, juggle multiple priorities, be extremely well-organized, manage time effectively and identify resources for projects.
• Highly productive, even under pressure, and able to deal with changing priorities, project revisions, and to seek input and reach resolution in a matrixed organization.
• Ability to understand organizational structure and work through administrative systems.
• Ability to work in groups and individually to meet goals.
• High integrity, collegiality, and sense of humor.

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