March 29, 2023 3:43 pm CDT
Call Now: 844-592-0768

Deputy Director of Media Relations

  • Anywhere

The Hunt Institute

nnThe Hunt Institute’s mission is to provide unbiased research, technical expertise, and learning opportunities that equip and empower educators and policymakers to drive equitable reforms and become audacious champions for education. nn nn n nn nnSince its establishment in 2001, The Hunt Institute has emerged as a recognized and credible leader in the movement to transform American public education and a go-to source for reliable, objective, and timely information. The Institute works at the intersection of education policy and politics, supporting state and national officials and empowering them to transform education. The Institute’s mandate is to inspire and equip elected officials and senior policymakers to make informed decisions that improve the lives of all children, with its primary audience consisting of governors, legislators, and other elected and state-level policymakers.nn nn n nn nn Position nn nnThe Hunt Institute is seeking a Deputy Director of Media Relations to join the communications team and support media-related activities promoting The Institute’s mission, vision and programs. The Deputy Director will be responsible for overseeing the development and execution of various publicity campaigns, ensuring that our brand image remains consistent and positive while expanding it to a wider audience.nn nn n nn nnThis position will work closely with leadership and across teams to create and implement a unified media strategy, and oversee Institutional communications to the media, including preparing articles, press kits, press releases, and other content initiatives. The Deputy Director will supervise two full-time employees (social media coordinator and copywriter/editor) and report directly to the Director of Communications and Marketing. The position is based out of The Hunt Institute’s office in Cary, North Carolina.nn nn n nn nn Responsibilities:nn nn• Lead the day-to-day supervision of media planning including press briefings, media events, pitch materials, press releases, execution details, etc.nn nn• Develop strategies and written press materials — media advisories, press releases, talking points, story pitches, spokesperson media training, media briefs and manage the approval process with internal stakeholders and partners.nn nn• Develop and maintain strong relationships with key external stakeholders, influencers and partners.nn nn• Serve as external media contact and act as overarching lead when appropriate. Speak on behalf of the company in interviews and press conferences as needed.nn nn• Delegate tasks to members of the communications team and monitor their progress.nn nn• Track campaign success and media coverage. Support development of reports on the effectiveness of campaigns.nn nn• Work with social media coordinator to ensure consistency between social content and broader media strategy.nn nn• Assist in ensuring brand consistency in all marketing content.nn nn n nn nn Qualifications: nn nn• Degree in marketing, communications, journalism or relevant field.nn nn• Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in media relations.nn nn• Experience guiding, directing and motivating team members, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.nn nn• Experience establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.nn nn• Media planning experience with proven examples of strategies developed for brands that can show growth of earned media and affiliates network.nn nn• Digitally fluent, with an understanding of the complex, fragmented media landscape and how to bring together cohesive programs and drive results.nn nn• Creative thinking with an affinity for innovation and problem-solving.nn nn• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.nn nn• In-depth understanding of web and marketing analytics.nn nn• Ability to conduct market research and present reports.nn nn• Ability to travel (anticipated 20%). nn nn n nn nn Preferred qualifications: • Nonprofit, agency, TV/radio or news organization experience strongly preferred.nn nn• Background working with and/or for elected officials.nn nn• Familiarity with Cision PR Software.nn nn• Paid advertising and media buying experience.nn nn n nn nn Ideal candidates will also demonstrate: nn nn• Resourcefulness and good judgment.nn nn• Leadership by example.nn nn• The value of diversity of thought, backgrounds, and perspectives.nn nn• Integrity/ethics beyond reproach.nn nn• Constant seeking to apply best practices.nn nn• Willingness to work collaboratively and consider new ideas.nn nn• Commitment to The Hunt Institute’s mission, vision, financial stability, and success.nn nn n nn nn Benefits and Compensation nn nnThe Hunt Institute offers competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package, including health, dental and vision and a 401(k) plan with an employer matching contribution policy. We feel passionately about equal pay for equal work, and transparency in compensation is one vehicle to achieve that. The salary recruitment range for this position is: $85,000 – $93,465.nn nn n nn nn Equal Employment Opportunity nn nnAt The Hunt Institute, Equal Employment Opportunity is our commitment and goal. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status designated by federal, state, or local law. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference check and background investigation.nn nn n nn nn To apply: Please submit cover letter, along with a résumé or CV, and a writing sample (no more than five pages; sections from a longer paper can be submitted) to with the subject line “Last Name – Deputy Director of Media Relations.” No phone calls, please. Priority will be given to applicants who apply by March 22, 2023.nn




Welcome Back!

Login to your account below

Retrieve your password

Please enter your username or email address to reset your password.

Add New Playlist

WP Radio
WP Radio
%d bloggers like this: