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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Senior Press Officer, NARAL, New York, NY

Senior Press Officer

Posted on: December 4, 2013
Posted by: NARAL Pro-Choice NY


The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) and NARAL Pro-Choice New York are related organizations working at the state and local level in New York and across the country to promote reproductive rights and expand access to reproductive health care through bold advocacy, creative education campaigns, and high-impact partnerships. NIRH is an innovative policy, communications, and education organization that partners with state and local leaders to design and implement campaigns focused on guaranteeing every woman the right to make decisions about their reproductive health and lives and access to the services and information necessary to fully exercise those rights. NARAL Pro-Choice New York is the leading pro-choice political and advocacy organization working toward these goals in New York State.

The National Institute for Reproductive Health and NARAL Pro-Choice New York seek a Senior Press Officer to be an integral member of the Communications Department, responsible for strengthening our brand and building out our New York State and national media presence.

The ideal candidate is creative, energetic, self-motivated and has a strong commitment to the goals of the organization. The candidate should have experience developing, pitching and placing creative stories and facility with media relations. This position reports to the Communications Director.

  • Work to build out the organization's media profile
  • Work directly with the media to promote the organization, its programs and campaigns
  • Pitch and place stories that position the National Institute for Reproductive Health and NARAL Pro-Choice New York as a thought leader in reproductive health and rights
  • Find opportunities for the organization to enter and shape the conversation on reproductive rights and health
  • Think creatively about new ways to market the organization and develop storylines about our work in partnership with other organizations
  • Write press releases, statements, letters to the editor, and other short-form, rapid response communications
  • Work collaboratively with the Writer and Communications Director on op-eds and other long-form pieces
  • Build and maintain relationships with writers and editors covering reproductive health and rights
  • Build and maintain relationships with bloggers and online media
  • Work with state partners and provide technical assistance, including designing media plans, developing talking points, etc.
  • 4-6 years of experience as a press officer or working in a media relations capacity with a non-profit organization or public relations firm
  • Excellent relationships with New York and/or national press
  • Facility with interacting with members of the media
  • Enthusiasm about pitching the media
  • A demonstrated ability to move an organization to the next level of media exposure
  • A demonstrated ability to develop creative and effective story pitches and issue-based narratives
  • Proven placement(s) in high-level New York and/or national media forums
  • Experience developing organizational media plans and trainings
  • Experience developing and utilizing messaging a plus
  • Knowledge of reproductive health and rights and/or New York State policy and politics preferred
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff across the organization
  • Ability to thrive and think creatively in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience using Cision media relations software
  • A sense of humor!
  • Send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to with "Senior Press Officer" in the subject line. Or mail your application to Director of Human Resources, NPCNY/NIRH, 470 Park Avenue South, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10016.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position open until filled.
NPCNY/NIRH is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals to apply.

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