Communications Manager

The Center for Investigative Reporting, Emeryville, California

Date PostedFebruary 20, 2019
IndustryNonprofit
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Websitehttp://revealnews.org
Description:

The Center for Investigative Reporting engages and empowers the public through investigative journalism and groundbreaking storytelling that sparks action, improves lives, and protects our democracy. The Reveal website, public radio program, podcast and social media platforms are where we publish our multiplatform work. We are regularly recognized for our excellence, creativity, and impact.

We are seeking a full-time communications manager to raise the organization’s public profile through strategic public relations and brand-building initiatives.

The communications manager, who will report to the CEO, will be responsible for developing and driving an integrated communications program. This position will leverage both digital and traditional media platforms to bring more attention to our award-winning investigative reporting, position our journalists in the public sphere as experts in the topics they cover and ensure that CIR is frequently featured in national conversations about trustworthy, compelling journalism.

Candidates should demonstrate:

  • A strong background in managing communications campaigns through traditional media relations – with specific experience booking people for television and radio interviews – and on digital and social media platforms.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Three to five years of experience working in PR and communications.

  • A passion for the important role of public service journalism and high-impact storytelling.

  • Nonprofit experience is a plus.

In this role, you will bring an entrepreneurial sensibility to:

  • Articulating CIR’s unique brand and value added within a crowded media ecosystem so that we stand out, garner greater attention and are known for our values, quality work and impact.

  • Developing an ongoing PR strategy for the Reveal public radio show and podcast.

  • Developing and managing a cross-promotion strategy for our podcast and newsletters.

  • Working closely with the CEO and development and audience teams on overall organizational messaging that appears in all our marketing materials, from our website to annual reports and ongoing donor communications.

  • Partnering with our audience engagement team, editorial team and any outside editorial partners on overall rollout strategy for our investigative projects.

  • Raising the profile of our journalists via national and local broadcast platforms to increase awareness of their stories and position them as experts on the issues they cover.

  • Having a constant ear to the ground in the newsroom, seeking out opportunities to write about, promote and bring attention to everything we do – including new programmatic initiatives, awards received, announcements of new staff hires and board members, creative approaches to solve persistent challenges, new major sources of funding and more.

  • Building and maintaining relationships with relevant journalists.

  • Tracking and telling the story of our media mentions and pickup.

This describes the position we are looking to fill and the experience and qualifications a candidate should possess. We recognize that no one person will be equally strong in every area and that some candidates will bring other strengths or experiences we haven’t described here. If you are passionate about our work and have a vision to share with us, please apply. We will carefully consider every serious applicant.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter here: https://podio.com/webforms/22333234/1570787

CIR is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to diversify our workforce.

This position is full time; based in Emeryville, California (nestled between Berkeley and Oakland); and offers competitive wages and benefits.

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