Current Opening: Manager, Media Communications

INTERNATIONAL FOOD INFORMATION COUNCIL
MANAGER, MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS

Dynamic Washington, D.C., nonprofit association specializing in food safety and nutrition communications seeks a Manager, Media Communications.  Key requirements include strong written and editorial skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to understand complex scientific information and translate into clear layman's language, ability to work independently and with moderate levels of direction, 2 years’ experience in public relations, journalism, or communications.  College degree, with a preference in journalism/communications/public relations or food/nutrition/science fields.

Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements no later than August 25, 2014, to raymond@ific.org, (No phone calls, please.)

  • Monitor and report on traditional media content and support staff with content monitoring responsibilities.
     
  • Assist with organization’s social media goals, including implementation of projects and strategy development.
     
  • Manage interns and/or other staff assigned to support communication (including website and media) activities, such that work is accomplished in a professional and timely manner.
     
  • Coordinate project-specific campaigns for key programs, special projects, and initiatives.
     
  • Interact with external communications/media vendors, or others (such as graphic designers) who may be engaged on a contractual or consultative basis.
     
  • Develop and maintain an effective network of contacts and share consumer insights with key stakeholders.
     
  • Coordinate timely responses to media inquiries and requests for information, provide referrals as necessary, contact and distribute content to journalists (such as press releases).
     
  • Maintain and regularly update database and online directory of outside subject-matter experts.
     
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Background Required:

  • 2 years’ experience in public relations, journalism, or communications
     
  • Strong written and editorial skills
     
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
     
  • Ability to work independently and with moderate levels of direction
     
  • Ability to understand complex scientific information and translate into clear layman's language
     
  • College degree, with a preference in journalism/communications/public relations or food/nutrition/science fields

The International Food Information Council (IFIC) and IFIC Foundation are committed to equal employment opportunity.  We do not unlawfully consider an individual's race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, age,  sex, personal appearance, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence or business, or any other protected category in any employment decision.  This policy governs all aspects of employment at IFIC and IFIC Foundation, including hiring, assignments, promotions, compensation, associate benefits, associate discipline, and discharge and all other terms and conditions of employment.