Senior Specialist, PR & Media Relations
Habitat for Humanity - Atlanta, GA

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Habitat’

s known worldwide as a global non-profit leader in providing innovative housing solutions that aim to reach those in need of decent, affordable housing. Our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live has ensured that we strive for excellence in all of our actions, whether it is building homes in areas affected by disasters in the aftermath of Sandy, working with local communities to develop microsaving programs for home improvement in the Philippines, or piloting solar cookers in Central America. To date, Habitat has helped to build or repair over 600,000 decent, affordable houses, serving more than 3 million people worldwide. This amazing work could not be accomplished without an excited, dedicated, and driven base of employees that make up our “Habitat family.”

Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. The purpose and goal of Habitat for Humanity International is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses in partnership with families in need. Habitat for Humanity is a global, non-profit ministry where our employees build futures and lives.

A large part of our success comes from the strong brand that Habitat has built throughout the years. As part of our Media Relations Team, you will be responsible for responding to media inquiries and drafting media materials (press releases, fact sheets, online content and social media material.) In essence, you will be Habitat’s representative voice, responsible for telling our story. You are not only creative, outgoing, and responsive but are poised with grace under pressure and deadlines. One of your strengths is your attention to detail but able to work in an environment where priorities and timelines may change at a moment’s notice.

As a senior specialist of PR and media relations, you are comfortable communicating across all levels of the organization and across all media formats.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Prepare, edit and distribute information regarding Habitat for Humanity International, its affiliates, partners and others to media

2. Provide media support for mid- and high-profile Habitat events, i.e., Jimmy Carter Work Projects, etc.

3. Assist in the community management of HFHI’s primary social media networks

4. Support Habitat senior leadership, International Board of Directors, etc. in their media needs

5. Work with affiliates, area offices, national organizations, etc., to support and provide media needs

6. Assist in mentoring the PR/Media Specialist position

Required Skills:

AS THE IDEAL CANDIDATE, YOU SHOULD

1. Possess a minimum of five years’ experience working as a member of the media or in media relations

2. Be well versed in writing in Associated Press style

3. Demonstrated proof reading skills a must

4. Extensive Internet knowledge including community management experience

5. Knowledge of or experience with Habitat for Humanity at any location a plus

6. Proficiency in MS Office, including Outlook, Word and Excel

Please send you resume and cover letter stating why you wish to work for Habitat as ONE SAVED DOCUMENT.

HFHI is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

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