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    Hi all, Corporate Accountability International is building our leadership and looking for a savvy communicator to lead our media strategy. The *Media Relations
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      Hi all,



      Corporate Accountability International is building our leadership and
      looking for a savvy communicator to lead our media strategy.


      The *Media Relations Director *will bring critical visibility to the
      organization�s campaigns, shaping the public debate around corporate power
      and abuses. They will direct Corporate Accountability International�s media
      program: developing and carrying out annual media relations plans;
      communicating regularly with key journalists; drafting and editing press
      materials; and training staff and spokespeople on working with the media.
      We�re looking for a communicator with significant media relations
      experience who would thrive in a fast-paced campaign atmosphere.

      Please see the job description below or visit our website at
      www.StopCorporateAbuse.org <http://www.stopcorporateabuse.org/>. * *If you
      are interested in joining the team or have any questions please get in
      touch with me at jobs@...


      Onward,

      Michaela



      *Media Relations Director*

      * *

      *For 35 years, Corporate Accountability International has successfully
      challenged corporations like Nestl�, General Electric, and Philip Morris to
      halt abusive practices that threaten human rights, public health, the
      environment and our democracy. The organization is expanding�and leading
      campaigns challenging some of the world�s most powerful industries in food
      and agriculture, water and tobacco. Think Outside the Bottle exposes the
      truth behind bottled water marketing and defends the human right to water
      in the face of increasing corporate control, while Public Water Works!
      galvanizes support for public water systems. Value [the] Meal challenges
      the fast food industry to stop driving an epidemic of diet-related disease
      and helps build a more sustainable food system. Our campaign to Challenge
      Big Tobacco protects the first-ever corporate accountability treaty from
      tobacco industry interference.*

      * *

      The Media Relations Director is responsible for bringing critical
      visibility to the organization�s campaigns, shaping the public debate
      around corporate power and abuses. The Media Relations Director directs
      Corporate Accountability International�s media program: developing and
      carrying out annual media relations plans; communicating regularly with key
      journalists; drafting and editing press materials; and training staff and
      spokespeople on working with the media, while working in an enthusiastic
      and driven office atmosphere.



      *Major Responsibilities*:

      � Develop and implement Corporate Accountability International�s
      strategic, tactical and event-focused communications and media outreach
      plans.

      � Identify, build and maintain relationships with key journalists
      and prominent media outlets.

      � Draft, edit and proof talking points, press releases and other
      written materials.

      � Supervise full-time staff and/or contract staff as needed.

      � Train staff spokespeople and media activists nationwide.

      � Ensure maintenance of up-to-date files, records, and systems,
      including a comprehensive reporter database.

      � Develop, evaluate and improve Corporate Accountability
      International�s overall media strategy and media outreach tools.

      � Participate in campaign activities and fundraising drives such as
      shareholder�s meetings and phone banks.



      *Minimum Qualifications*:**

      � Demonstrated commitment to social justice and progressive social
      change.

      � At least five years full-time experience in a non-profit setting,
      including a significant background in media relations. Experience in
      grassroots organizing and fundraising a plus.

      � Savvy and persistent. You enjoy spending time on the phone and
      developing relationships with journalists, columnists, editorialists, and
      thought leaders.

      � Proven ability to pitch and generate quality in-depth stories at
      a high volume alike.

      � Strong staff management skills.

      � Talented and experienced copy writer and editor.

      � Experience as a spokesperson and in training spokespeople.
      Background in conducting media trainings.

      � Enthusiasm for travel.



      *Accountability*: The Media Relations Director reports to the
      Communications Director.**

      *Salary range: *Commensurate with experience, with a generous benefits
      package including health, dental, FSA, 401 (k) and ongoing training and
      growth opportunities.**

      *Location*: Campaign Headquarters, Boston.**

      *To Apply*: Email letter of interest, r�sum�, and three to five references
      to Sarah Bennett at jobs
      <jobs@...>@<jobs@...>
      stopcorporateabuse <jobs@...>.<jobs@...>
      org <jobs@...>. Please let us know where you heard about
      the position.**

      *Corporate Accountability International is an equal opportunity employer
      and an inclusive organization. *

      *People of color, women, and GLBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.*

      --

      Michaela Howard

      Recruitment Organizer

      Corporate Accountability International

      jobs@...

      www.StopCorporateAbuse.org <http://www.stopcorporateabuse.org/>

      Visit us on Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/stopcorporateabuse> and join
      our online activist network <http://stopcorporateabuse.org/Get-Involved.>.

      * *


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