Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity2019-02-18T13:28:15+00:00

Media Relations/PR Co-Lead

We are seeking a Media Relations/PR Co-Lead to join our growing communications team. This is a volunteer (unpaid) position requiring a commitment of approximately 2 hours a week. The position can be worked from home (remote). The incumbent will have the opportunity to participate in NIED’s communications team meetings, refine your skills, gain valuable experience in the development and execution of media relations/pr, and network with professionals in the not-for-profit sector. Our ideal candidate will be a creative PR or communications intern or graduate who is well organized, confident and an excellent communicator. Responsibilities: Update media lists, calendars (editorial, conferences, events, etc.) Participate in brainstorming and planning sessions Assist in organizing and execution of PR events, campaigns etc. Conduct research to support PR planning Draft and distribute content such as newsletters and releases Support relations with media and stakeholders Assist in tracking media coverage or PR metrics (e.g. web analytics) Assist in the development of ways to improve media relations Undertake general administrative and clerical duties Requirements: Passion for Eating Disorders advocacy Proven experience as Media Relations/PR assistant or similar position Understanding of PR and marketing concepts and practices Willingness to follow industry trends and current methods Computer savvy; working knowledge of databases and design software Excellent communication and writing skills Well-organized, able to work with deadlines We ask that all volunteers commit to a minimum of 12 months.

Interested candidates should send a brief statement of interest (under 350 words) to lynne@nied.ca indicating their reason for application and qualifications for the role.