Public Relations Manager
The Humane Society of the United States - Gaithersburg, MD

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The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal advocacy organization, is seeking a Public Relations Manager. This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic public relations team and to be a part of a growing organization that is in the headlines for improving animal welfare on a daily basis. The main responsibility of this position is to advance the mission and messages of The HSUS by identifying and cultivating opportunities to showcase our work and subject experts. Other duties include, but are not limited to: manage message consistency by writing, editing and routing for review press releases, op eds, guest blogs and letters to the editor; pitching stories; develop and maintain media relationships; research media to determine trends for pitching issues; assist HSUS staff in their roles as spokespersons; develop public relations strategies and tactics; set goals and objectives for the Public Relations department and ensure the department is achieving these goals. Proven written and verbal communication skills are required. Bachelor’s degree in relative field or equivalent along with at least four to six years’ experience and a strong working knowledge of Vocus system, AP style, media industry trends and PR processes are highly desired.