As a health professional-led organization, PSR’s mission is to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival. Our national staff and chapters marshal the medical and public health voice for reductions in the threat of climate change and toxic chemicals along with prevention of nuclear war and nuclear weapons disarmament. Our work focuses on advocacy and policy change at the national, state and local levels.
The Communications Manager will provide general communications support for PSR, with a focus on developing and implementing strategies to promote PSR and PSR members in the media. In addition, a significant portion of the Communications Manager’s time will be spent working with PSR’s Security Program Director to develop and manage a media outreach plan to millennials, including an increased use of social media to engage young people and outreach to universities and faith-based groups – both in conjunction with our network of chapters and advocates.
Areas of Responsibility
- Promote coverage of PSR positions, statements, document releases, speeches, campaign priorities and events through traditional press relations, such as: producing and broadcasting press releases and other materials oriented toward the press, contacting members of the press, lining up interviews for PSR spokespersons.
- Develop PSR’s online presence, both at psr.org and on a variety of social media platforms.
- Collaborate with other NGOs to plan, conduct, and participate in joint social media campaigns.
- Provide back up for email outreach and press outreach for the organization as a whole.
- Support Security Program Director in creating a variety of communications, including action alerts, articles for PSR Monitor and PSR Reports, and rotating stories on PSR’s website.
- Strengthen and execute a social media plan that draws the attention and engages young people on the issue of nuclear weapons.
- Liaise with PSR’s Security Committee, chapter leaders, student coordinator, and Student Representatives to the Board of Directors to implement plans.
- Advance outreach into the university system to engage young people and professors, and foster student activities on university campuses.
- Create educational tools and materials geared to a younger audience.
- Develop materials to facilitate engagement between PSR chapters around the country and faith-based organizations in their communities.
- Collaborate with Web Manager in updating the security section of psr.org.
- Participate in training PSR staff and PSR activists across the country via in-person trainings, webinars, and conference calls.
- Represent PSR at events and meetings, when appropriate.
- Support PSR members in writing and submitting op-eds and letters to the editor.
Other responsibilities as assigned.
- 1-2 years of professional experience in communications, writing/editing, or social media management. Communications experience pertaining to one or more of PSR’s core issues is preferred, but not essential. Knowledge of nuclear disarmament and peace issues is a plus.
- A postsecondary credential in Communication/Media is preferred, but equivalent experience is acceptable.
- Strong writing/editing skills, including the ability to communicate complex/technical information for wider audiences.
- Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to build relationships with a wide variety of members.
- Experience with digital communications campaigns, social media platforms, and web production strongly preferred. Familiarity with Google Analytics and SEO helpful.
- Experience with volunteer coordination is a plus.
- Strong multitasking and fact-checking skills.
- Experience developing and maintaining strong relationships with external partners.
- A sense of humor, creativity, and maturity.
Management: Reports to the Security Program Director.
Other Relationships: Will also work with the Executive Director and other staff, as needed, to perform general duties described above.
To Apply: Cover letter and resume should be sent via email to email@example.com. No telephone inquiries, please.
Volunteers needed at PSR's DC Office
Have a morning, afternoon or a full day or two each week you'd like to engage in constructive work for Physicians for Social Responsibility? We'd love to have you. Our staff is small and can always use extended family to help get projects done.
We often have a project or event that an extra pair of hands could assist with: bringing petitions to the White House, tabling at a fair to give out info or taking photos at an event. In the office, there's always data clean-up, proofing and research -- both administrative and programmatic.
Whether you are retired, mid-career in between jobs, or either in or just out of school and wanting to learn more, we're interested in talking with you. Any member of the staff may have a need, but if you have a preference, we can try to accommodate it.
Candidates should have good command of the English language both verbally and in writing and agree with PSR's mission.
Interested? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Washington, DC
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship pays a stipend for college graduates to work with NGOs in Washington, DC, including Physicians for Social Responsibility, on arms control, peace, and security issues for six to nine months. PSR provides strong mentoring and professional development opportunities for Scoville Fellows from any discipline. Scoville Fellows at PSR can expect to be meaningfully engaged in substantive work related to prudent and effective steps toward a world free of nuclear weapons, prevention of the use or spread of nuclear weapons, and promoting diplomacy and alternative conflict resolution techniques to avoid war. PSR's current security programs include analytical work to develop new knowledge about the dangers nuclear weapons and security policies pose to human life and health, organizing work to mobilize doctors and allied health professionals for peace and security, and advocacy work to ensure that the interests of potential victims of nuclear weapons and war are represented in the policy process. For further information, please visit http://www.scoville.org/
PSR is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, veteran or family status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws, except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies.