Media Relations Director

American Friends Service Committee

About the organization

The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization, which includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. Its work is based on the Quaker belief in the worth of every person and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.


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The Media Relations Director promotes AFSC as a bold, trustworthy voice on key global peace and justice issues. Using traditional and social media skills, the Media Relations Director will promote awareness of AFSC and promote the effectiveness of nonviolence. The Director will coordinate trainings and procedures that help experts throughout AFSC better attain media coverage. The Director will manage crisis communications, media pitching, op-ed placement, and media-friendly events to amplify visibility for our overall work (both U.S. and international), with a personal portfolio more focused on international peacebuilding work.

Develop, direct, and execute strategic communications plans and procedures for national and international media across all editorial platforms.
Serve as a spokesperson and a primary media contact for the Service Committee in English and Spanish language media.
Build and maintain strong, productive relationships with the news media.
Serve as a confidential advisor to AFSC management and Board members and a representative for AFSC’s management to the media and public.
Secure regular placements in online, broadcast, and traditional news media for AFSC leadership and staff experts.


Education: B.A. (particularly in fields such as public relations, journalism, communications, or marketing) or equivalent experience.

1. More than seven years’ experience with media relations, preferably in a nonprofit setting. At least three years’ experience as a project lead.
2. Excellent writing and oral communications skills are necessary.
3. Demonstrated ability to interpret effectively the programs and goals of an organization to a wide range of persons of different backgrounds.
4. Experience with social media, particularly Twitter, and blogging as a tactic of media relations.
5. Spanish language fluency is required.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

For consideration, please attach your cover letter and resume to the online application.

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