Press Relations Manager

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National Center for Transgender Equality

The National Center for Transgender Equality is seeking a talented Press
Relations Manager (PRM) to hold strategy and execution of the
organization’s engagement with news media. The goals of this position
include educating the public about transgender people and elevating the
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the National Center for
Transgender Equality Action Fund (the Action Fund) as leaders in the trans
rights movement nationally. This position is part of the Communications
Department and reports to the Communications Director.

Job Duties

Collaborate with external public relations agency to develop and execute an
annual press relations plan
Field inquiries from journalists and respond in a timely manner, connecting
them to the appropriate spokesperson as needed
Develop and maintain relationships with journalists, editors, and
publications
Pitch creative and newsworthy stories that highlight NCTE's work via local
and national news
Serve as a media spokesperson for the organization, participating in
interviews as needed
Draft and pitch op-eds, ghostwrite bylines, and write speeches for the
executive director and other spokespeople
Draft press releases, factsheets, statements, and talking points for media
Train, advise, and prepare spokespeople for interviews, press conferences,
and other speaking opportunities
Manage and track media interactions, contacts, and campaigns in Cision
database
Track media coverage and produce regular reports to the staff

Qualifications

Press relations experience, including pitching to media, writing press
releases, and maintaining relationships with journalists (3+ years)
Public speaking experience, including media interviews, speeches, and
presentations (3+ years)
Strong writing skills, including the ability to write for multiple audiences
with varied knowledge of transgender issues and/or public policy
Deep understanding of messaging strategy and public narrative
Bachelor’s degree or other certification in English, Journalism, Public
Relations, or Communications preferred, but not required
Familiarity with the political landscape of transgender issues, including
legislation, policy, and public opinion
Fluency in Spanish preferred
Deep and nuanced understanding of racial and economic justice and systems of
interconnected oppressions, including how these issues arise in social
justice movements
Deep and nuanced understanding of the needs of the transgender community as
well as an understanding of how racism, classism, and other systems of
interconnected oppressions affect trans people. Read more about NCTE’s
racial justice journey here: https://transequality.org/racial-justice-at-ncte-a-new-era

Traits of the Ideal Candidate

Impeccable attention to detail
Knowledge of and adherence to AP style
Commitment to trans joy: Understanding that as storytellers, we must tell our
full truth, focusing on not only the disparities we face but also our
strengths
Collaborative spirit: Ability to work as an integral part of a team of
dedicated professionals, taking input from a diverse group of colleagues.
Time management: Excellent organizational, prioritization, and
time-management skills, detail-oriented, including ability to manage multiple
tasks independently.
Strength and persistence: The ability to be exposed to transphobia and other
kinds of discrimination and keep fighting hard for transgender equality.
Belief in the power of trans people to win positive change.

Salary and Benefits

The Press Relations Manager is a full-time, exempt position and is a union
eligible position.

For this position, the salary range is $60,000-70,000, with the candidate’s
skills and experience determining where they fall in the range. However, for
candidates with more than 10 years of experience, salaries above this range
may be considered.

NCTE offers a strong, generous benefits package that includes dental, vision
and health insurance, employer contributions to retirement, paid holidays,
vacation, sick, and volunteer time off. For information about salary,
benefits, and working at NCTE, see https://transequality.org/about/jobs

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