Work with POWER

We're seeking energized people to help build POWER's capacity. If you're interested in volunteering with us, please contact Operations Manager, Yvette Giminez (ygimenez@powerphiladelphia.org).

PR Consultant

POWER seeks a part-time, contract-based Public Relations Consultant to manage media relations on an ongoing basis. The PR Consultant will be expected to write and distribute press releases, pitch stories to journalists, field media inquiries, and advise on PR best practices, on an ongoing basis. Position will begin immediately and report to the Director of Communications.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with staff and leaders to develop stories that will increase awareness of POWER’s work

  • Write and distribute press releases under tight deadline

  • Ghost write op-eds for POWER’s campaign leaders

  • Build and improve upon brand awareness in Pennsylvania and nationally

  • Develop and maintain relationships with journalists throughout the greater Philadelphia area, Central Pennsylvania, and the Lehigh Valley

  • Pitch stories to journalists based on POWER’s campaign work

  • Field media inquiries as needed

  • Advise on PR best practices

  • Manage press at large events and press conferences as needed

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or related field preferred.

  • 3-5 years of experience with PR and media relations.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work under pressure and respond to tight deadlines.

  • Understanding of how to integrate PR strategy into social media content.

  • Self-motivation and strong troubleshooting abilities.

  • Experience working in a faith-based and/or justice-focused environment desirable but not required.

Compensation:

The PR Consultant will be paid $50 per hour for up to 15 hours per month, as needed on an ongoing basis.

To Apply:

Please send your resume, a writing sample, and a cover letter detailing your interest to ehaertsch@powerinterfaith.org.

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POWER is an interfaith organization committed to implementing systemic change for the betterment of Pennsylvania. We represent populace from across the Greater Philadelphia area and Southeastern and Central parts of the state, transcending borders across race, faith, income level, and neighborhood. Learn more at www.powerinterfaith.org.