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Job Title: Public Relations Specialist

 

Location: Remote

This is a full-time position with full health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits.

 

Date: April 2022

 

The Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism (FAIR) seeks a Public Relations Specialist. 

 

FAIR is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing civil rights and liberties for all, and promoting a common culture based on fairness, understanding and humanity.

 

Here’s what we stand for:

  • We defend civil liberties and rights guaranteed to each individual, including freedom of speech and expression, equal protection under the law, and the right to personal privacy.
  • We advocate for individuals who are threatened or persecuted for speech, or who are held to a different set of rules for language or conduct based on their skin color, ancestry, or other immutable characteristics.
  • We support respectful disagreement. We believe bad ideas are best confronted with good ideas – and never with dehumanization, deplatforming or blacklisting.
  • We believe that objective truth exists, that it is discoverable, and that scientific research must be untainted by any political agenda.
  • We are pro-human, and promote compassionate anti-racism rooted in dignity and our common humanity.

 

Job Summary    

 

The Public Relations Specialist supports FAIR’s Communications Team in its mission to promote a common culture based on fairness, understanding and humanity. The person in this role will be a highly motivated and detail-oriented person who thrives in a fast-paced, start-up environment. This position reports to the Director of Messaging and Editorial.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain a philosophical alignment with and be able to articulate FAIR’s pro-human, nonpartisan mission, values, and principles
  • Work well on a team, being mindful of overall team and organizational goals and objectives. 
  • Help maintain FAIR’s identity and reputation
  • Develop content and messaging for media outlets, including press releases, images, pitch letters, Substack content, and trend stories
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with regional and national media outlets
  • Arrange for interviews and other media or event appearances for FAIR or FAIR’s stakeholders
  • Respond to requests for information from media outlets
  • Evaluate messaging and content to ensure alignment with FAIR mission
  • Track, evaluate, and share results of PR efforts
  • Field inquiries from the press and public
  • Coordinate scheduling and logistics as necessary
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills, including well-developed writing and presentation skills 
  • Active listening, problem solving, and relationship management skills 
  • Comfort with a public-facing role
  • Comfort with fast-paced and ever-changing situations
  • Ability to set and achieve goals and meet deadlines
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Self-starter and independent initiative
  • Ego-less team player with flexibility to adapt and modify work.
  • Undergraduate degree in a complementary field
  • Prior public relations and/or journalism experience is helpful but not required.

Computer Skills:

 

Requires knowledge of Google office software. Knowledge of database management, contact management software (Salesforce), project management software (Asana), and video conferencing software (Zoom) preferred.

 

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line “Public Relations Specialist.”