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Director of Public Relations

Location: San Francisco, California
Date Posted: 07-03-2017
Position Summary: The Director of Public Relations provides strategic PR leadership for a national non-profit organization with 30+ local offices. This role is responsible for planning and executing public relations programs designed to create and build a strong, favorable image as the local and national leader in protecting “land for people” and the go-to source for public land issues.

Essential Duties:
  • Work closely with CMO to develop annual, national PR objectives and outreach to dramatically increase brand exposure
  • Seek opportunities for local, regional, and national publicity by pitching stories and distributing materials to national media, niche audiences, industry publications, etc.
  • Drive overall execution of national PR plan and ensure all media outreach, national and local, reflect the brand strategy
  • Collaborate with Media Relations director to manage incoming media inquiries, optimize national and local PR agencies in key markets
  • Working closely with Federal Affairs and Media Relations director, leverage current events and local news to support organization’s advocacy efforts and fundraising initiatives
  • Write and edit press releases, and assist content team in developing story angles for fact sheets, blog posts, social media, website, internal communication and general marketing needs
  • Host media tours, familiarity trips and other press and influencer groups at various Trust for Public Land project sites.
  • Develop talking points, provide media training and prep spokespeople as needed. Additionally, serve as brand spokesperson as needed.
  • Monitor and track earned media coverage as well as industry news and current events; develop tracking and reporting systems that successfully communicate and leverage earned media across the organization
  • Partner with social media manager to monitor daily news stories and strategize responses, shares in social channels
  • Based on national objectives, work with Director of Marketing to lead annual PR planning with state and regional offices; provide PR expertise and strategy guidance to marketing managers as they serve local/regional offices
  • Develop and manage annual PR budget
  • Key liaison with other marketing leaders, executive team
  • Other duties as assigned 
  • 10+ years experience in public relations, including both agency and client-side experience (preferably in a matrixed organization)
  • Equally adept across a spectrum of media: from national mainstream media outlets to niche publications to digital influencers to rural local media. 
  • Expert interpersonal communication and political acumen skills, including strong negotiation and problem recognition/avoidance/resolution skills 
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills (writing/editing test required)
  • Proven ability to develop tracking and reporting systems that successfully communicate and leverage earned media
  • Must be a player-coach—willing to manage staff, agencies and projects simultaneously
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  • Highly organized, results-driven individual | Conserving Nature Near You
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