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Public Relations Manager
The Charles Koch Institute seeks an experienced, enthusiastic media relations professional to join its communications team. This role will support CKI’s educational programs and mission through media relations and team management, and will be involved with all aspects of the Institute’s interaction with the media, including writing and editing copy; managing communication initiatives; cultivating relationships with journalists; and strategizing and executing comprehensive effective media outreach about the Institute’s programs and initiatives. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Enhance communications team’s efforts in broadcast, print, and online outreach • Cultivate relationships with journalists and bloggers • Monitor blogs of interest, current events, and media reports to identify pertinent topics and assess their impact on the Charles Koch Institute and its programs and affiliates • Manage media inquiries and proactive media strategy for organization. Includes crafting messaging, identifying potential media outlets and reporters with whom to work, and cultivating opportunities to positively position the organization in the press • Develop media outreach strategies regarding the Institute’s programs • Cultivate network of traditional and social media contacts for outreach efforts • Manage, guide and develop members of a growing communications team Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of eight years of experience in communications and public relations • Team management experience preferred • Proven ability to develop, execute, and evaluate public relations strategies • Established relationships with critical traditional and social media contacts on the national, regional, and local levels • Experience in effectively responding to media inquiries • Excellent interpersonal skills • Highly organized and ability to deliver on tight deadlines • Superior oral, writing, and editing skills with strong attention to detail • Entrepreneurial spirit, humility, and a high sense of urgency • Passion for and solid understanding of economic freedom EOE/M/F/D/V
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