Director Of Communications - Stand Up To Cancer


Posted November 21, 2019

Director Of Communications

Los Angeles, California
Job Description

Director of Communications will assist in the development, implementation and coordination of Stand Up To Cancer’s public relations and communications strategies, with a special emphasis placed on consumer, business and consumer health media outreach.

  • Participate in the development and execution of overall public relations and communications strategies designed to convey SU2C’s mission and messages to its various constituencies, including, but not limited to the media, donors, and the general public.
  • Write press releases, media strategies, talking points, and other collateral materials, including website content, as required.
  • Assist in the production of special presentations for major donors and other audiences, as required.
  • Actively participate in the development, production, and execution of press conferences and press events.
  • Proactively seek out and maximize media-related opportunities that will enhance visibility and promote awareness of SU2C’s work and relevant issues.
  • Establish and build on existing media relationships to effectively communicate SU2C’s mission and key collaborations and campaigns, with a special emphasis on consumer and entertainment media.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or required.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least 7 – 10 years progressively responsible and successful communications, public and/or media relations experience. PR agency experience, a plus.
  • Strong media relationships across consumer, business and consumer health outlets a must.
  • Proven, excellent communication skills, written and verbal; strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong understanding of non-profits or healthcare industry a plus.
  • Highly collaborative style; positive attitude and strong work ethic.
  • Skills and Abilities: Ability to multi-task and problem solve while maintaining extreme attention to detail.
  • Capability to take direction and be flexible while working both independently and with others.
  • Excellent judgment.
  • The ability to prioritize multiple tasks as they are presented. The ability to work in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment and refocus as the job and situations demand.
  • The ability to work within a team and establish strong working relationships with individuals of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
  • Experience with Cision.
  • Ability to operate standard computer software applications including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Strong skills in Excel and PowerPoint desired.
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