Media Relations Associate

Classification: 
Full-time
Company: 
Samaritan's Purse,
330 Mallory Station Rd,
Franklin,
Tennessee
37067
Contact Person: 
Kelsey Heng
Contact E-mail Address: 
kheng@samaritan.org
Contact Phone Number: 
(714) 4327030
Description/Responsibilities: 
We have an incredible ministry and professional opportunity for a Media Relations Associate to provide media and promotional support for the Media and Community Relations team of Operation Christmas Child (OCC) in the Mid-South Regional Office located in Franklin, TN. This is a paid, full-time, temporary position from July 15, 2013 to December 20, 2013. Other positions available are located in our several Regional Offices: Santa Ana, CA (Orange County); Minneapolis, MN; Xenia, OH (Dayton); Boone, NC; Charlotte, NC; Alpharetta, GA (Atlanta); Aurora, CO (Denver); Hurst, TX (Dallas/Ft. Worth); Ellicott City, MD (Baltimore); Overland Park, KS (Kansas City); Tacoma, WA; Albany, NY; Orlando, FL This is a paid, full-time, temporary position from July 15, 2013 to December 20, 2013.
Requirements/Qualifications: 
The Media Relations Associate will serve as the public relations coordinator for the region associated with each office location. Responsibilities include: customizing and writing press releases, media pitching, coordinating interviews, planning and executing a special event, social media support, and providing general media and event support for national OCC promotion. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and be able to demonstrate exceptional attention to detail. All candidates must have two or more years of college experience, and Communications, Public Relations or Journalism majors are desired. Candidates must have media/public relations experience in written and verbal communications and must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel. Strong candidates will also adhere to the Samaritan’s Purse statement of faith and be committed to the mission and vision of Operation Christmas Child. Domestic travel is required. Samaritan's Purse is a non-denominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world for over 40 years. Operation Christmas Child is a tangible way to demonstrate God’s love through a simple shoe box gift, along with the Gospel message of Jesus Christ, delivered through the local church worldwide.
Application Instructions: 
Interested candidates may submit a resume and complete a job application at www.samaritanspurse.org. Applications must be received no later than May 3, 2013. After submitting application, please also e-mail 2 to 3 writing samples (news release, feature story, media advisory, etc.) to hrmanager@samaritan.org. Samaritan's Purse is an Equal Opportunity Employer.