Public Relations, Communications, Social Media Jobs 12.12.11

AAA Arizona Community Relations Specialist
Requisition Number: 11-0188
Title: Community Relations Specialist
Location: Phoenix, AZ

AAA Arizona is seeking a Community Relations Specialist to promote AAA in the community through building and maintaining relationships with organizations and groups that support AAA’s mission.
Responsibilities include:
•Develops, implements and promotes educational programs, seminars and other speaking engagements designed to educate members, teen drivers, parents, school children, senior citizens and local community groups on traffic safety issues and AAA programs and services
•Represents AAA Arizona on a variety of external committees and groups, held by various municipal agencies or community organizations
•Promotes programs and initiatives to a variety of stakeholders including members, club staff, and like-minded organizations and associations, through press releases, speaking engagements, articles, and other promotional activities
•Works as a liaison with marketing and branch administration to ensure internal knowledge and promotion of programs and services
•Cultivates new relationships with organizations and associations who support AAA’s mission
•Maintains department databases and inventory of safety items and maintains news and safety Web pages
Key requirements include:
•Bachelor’s degree and 2 – 3 years experience implementing and promoting community outreach initiatives for an association, non-profit organization or corporation, with an ability to tie results to business objectives
•Equivalent experience will be considered
•Strong verbal, written communication and public speaking skills
•Familiar with AP style and at least 1 year experience writing marketing or promotional materials for diverse audiences
•Ability to acquire an in-depth knowledge of traffic safety and AAA products and services
•Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office specifically in PowerPoint
•Must have the ability to develop extensive networking relationships in order to accomplish objectives
•Must have a valid Arizona driver’s license and maintain an excellent MVR record
•Key core and functional competencies include: Collaboration and teamwork, initiative, accountability, and communication

Our Benefits Are What You Would Expect from AAA!
AAA Arizona owes its success to our dedicated employees. That’s why we make a conscious effort to offer comprehensive benefits that provide quality care, easy access and affordable coverage. We recognize one of the most important forms of compensation we offer is our benefits for our employees and their families.
Benefits Package Includes:
•Medical, dental and vision plans
•Flexible Spending Account (Medical and Dependent Care)
•401k plan — Employer matches up to 4% of your contribution and match is immediately vested!
•Pension plan
•Life insurance and long-term disability
•3 weeks of paid time off
•8 paid holidays
•1 paid personal day
Additional Benefits:
•Generous tuition reimbursement and extensive training curriculum
•Employee assistance program
•Free basic AAA membership
•Travel payroll deduction — Purchase airline tickets, hotel accommodations, and/or tours through AAA Arizona’s travel agency by payroll deduction (eligible after one year of continuous employment).
•Eligible employees are eligible for an annual incentive award based on measurements of corporate goals.

Background check and drug testing are required.
AAA Arizona is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Apply Online

Requisition Number 11-0204
Title AAA Public Relations Specialist II
City Tucson
State AZ

AAA is so much more than Roadside Service…We offer unique, high quality products and services to our members!

AAA Arizona is seeking a Public Relations Specialist to serve as the primary spokesperson for Club affairs regarding Tucson media while projecting a positive image of AAA to media, AAA members and the general public. This position also functions as the community affairs liaison in Tucson, forging and cultivating relationships with key constituencies.

Key responsibilities include:
·Research and pitch story ideas and compose press releases to increase AAA’s media exposure in Tucson for travel, traffic safety, automotive and insurance issues
·Respond quickly to customer calls (media, members and others) and emails for information
·Conduct media interviews with Tucson media
·Develop and maintain key relationships and partnerships within the Tucson community
·Some public speaking required to groups and organizations by invitation
·Work with other members of the Public Affairs team to promote the Club’s Traffic Safety initiatives and plans in the Tucson market
·As administrative support for the PR Department is limited, all team members are expected to be able to schedule their appointments, assist with phone coverage, handle correspondence and department mail, and perform general administrative duties as required
·Assist Public Affairs with the Club’s legislative efforts as assigned; research and gather information, work as member of PR team to develop Club’s legislative agenda
Key qualifications include:
·Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, English, Journalism, Communications, or related field
·Minimum of two years’ experience in public relations, media or government relations
·On camera media and public speaking experience
·Computer experience to include knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
·Ability to demonstrate strong writing and speaking skills
·Strong organizational, problem solving and administrative skill
·Willingness and flexibility to work odd hours as needed
·This position is based in Tucson, but requires own transportation for in-state travel to metro Phoenix area, as required
·Key core and functional competencies include: Collaboration and teamwork, initiative, accountability, and communication

Our Benefits Are What You Would Expect From AAA!
AAA Arizona owes its success to our dedicated employees. That’s why we make a conscious effort to offer comprehensive benefits that provide quality care, easy access and affordable coverage. We recognize one of the most important forms of compensation we offer is our benefits for our employees and their families.
Benefits Package Includes:
·Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
·Flexible Spending Account (Medical and Dependent Care)
401k plan – Employer matches up to 4% of your contribution and match is Immediately Vested!
·Pension Plan
·Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability
·3 weeks of Paid Time Off
·8 Paid Holidays
·1 Paid Personal Day
Additional Benefits:
·Generous Tuition Reimbursement and Extensive Training Curriculum
·Employee Assistance Program
·Free Basic AAA Membership
·Travel Payroll Deduction – Purchase airline tickets, hotel accommodations, and/or tours through AAA Arizona’s Travel Agency by payroll deduction (eligible after one year of continuous employment).
·Eligible employees are eligible for an annual incentive award based on measurements of corporate goals.

Background check and drug testing are required.
AAA Arizona is Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply Online

Best Western International
Senior Manager, Public Relations

Phoenix-based SRP, the nation’s third-largest public power and water utility is recruiting for a Community Relations Representative.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Business Administration or Social Science field with courses in Communications, Behavioral Sciences or Political Science. Over 3 years and up to and including 5 years of experience is also required. Experience in a community contact job, public relations job or journalist is preferred.

The successful candidate will have:
– Knowledge of tools of public relations, writing, speaking, visual publications, persuasive personal contact, advertising, etc.
– Knowledge of the legislative process and various internal personnel and their specialities.
– Ability to organize and carry out community relations programs.
– Ability to tactfully and sympathetically relate to various publics.
– Knowledge of the Project, its operations, organization, management philosophy and employees a plus.

Details at

Public Information Officer

The Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC) is seeking the ideal candidate to serve as the Public Information Officer and in a shared role as the agency’s Legislative Liaison. This position will have responsibility for media relations, public information, legislation and policy and technical writing in support of agency programs and the commission. This is a permanent full-time opportunity with great benefits, an ideal work environment that includes free covered parking, on-site cafeteria and front door access to public transit.
Details at

Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) seeks a director of content strategy (Job #17523) with at least 10 years marketing and communications experience, with positions of increasing responsibility, for its Kellogg Graduate School of Management who will serve as a catalyst, will harness the talents of a five-person team to craft the schools voice/tone/brand across all media, develop and execute the school’s unique content strategy, oversee and contribute to the creation of story themes and messaging strategies for a wide range of audiences that include students/prospective students/faculty/administrators/alumni/donors, develop new processes to oversee the content lifecycle and measure team results, direct the development and distribution of content, oversee all writing and editorial projects, collaborate with other group leaders and project managers to assign staff and agree on timelines, while managing project risks and securing approvals, managing and prioritizing communications requests from student/faculty/administrative stakeholders; must have superior leadership skills, be well-organized, have good interpersonal skills, have proven project-management experience, be able to multi-task and meet all deadlines, have expertise in existing and emerging communications technologies, have an understanding of content strategy (including editorial, metadata, content management, SEO and content channel distribution strategy), have superior storytelling skills and have familiarity with scaled non-profit and higher-education environments or the equivalent combination of education/training/experience.

For more information, and to apply, contact or go online to

The American Red Cross Blood Services Region (Peoria, IL) seeks a communications program manager with at least five years of progressively responsible PR experience, who will manage PR and communications to enhance public awareness of the need to donate blood, develop/manage/maintain strong media relationships to help achieve annual region collections goals and motivate donors to give blood. Apply online at

The National Center for Media Engagement (Madison, WI) seeks a senior university relations specialist/communications director who will oversee/execute/continually evaluate its branding/messaging/strategic communications planning direct content across all platforms, serve as lead write and editor for all NCME content, work with other key personnel who utilize a variety of media/methods/communication tools; must execute/evaluate/update an annual strategic communications plan, set priorities for strategic communications on weekly/monthly annual basis, develop talking points and other strategic messaging and align content across all media, actively researches/analyzes/proposes new communications approaches and platforms while directing the efforts of the NCME communications and social media manager; proficiency in Quark, InDesign, Dreamweaver and/or Contribute is a plus. Pay in the mid $50s.

Send a completed UW-Extension application form, confidentiality request, applicant survey (all available from the contact below), a detailed resume, contact information for at least five professional references (including e-mail), at least here writing samples that showcase our versatility and writing skills (URLs/Web samples acceptable) while identifying which work is solely yours and what your role was in the others and a narrative of up to two pages detailing how your experience relates to the position, including job duties, qualifications, functions and desirable functions for the open position to Betsy Nelson, Broadcasting and Media Innovations, 821 University Av., Madison, WI 53706, call (608) 262-5221 or e-mail

The St. Louis (MO) Art Museum seeks a writer/editor who has experience writing for specialized audiences, knows art history/PR/marketing/project management, is a good writer/editor/researcher/organizer, can handle multiple tasks and deadlines while maintaining editorial standards; must work closely with multiple departments and vendors, exercise independent judgment and write a variety of communications, press releases, newsletters, member publications and do updating of the museum Web site; familiarity with Quark, Word, Photoshop, Chicago Manual and AP style and digital image standards preferred. Submit resume and contact information for three references online to

Openings at the University of Missouri (Columbia, MO): Higher education writer (Job #6307) for the University’s Department of Publications and Alumni Communication who will develop story ideas/write/edit/publish articles for Mizzou magazine, its affiliated Web site and other department periodicals; must know Office, AP Style, CMS publishing and have advanced reporting/writing/editing skills; subject line on e-mail should indicate “Senior Information Specialist.”

Editor (Job #6251) capable of leading the internal communication program for faculty and staff who has experience in higher education internal communications and/or corporate communications and can develop/manage the internal communications plan, lead content development of the Mizzou Weekly, plan/coordinate/supervise editorial functions (including the supervision of professional and student staff), coordinate flow of material internally, work assigned beats, develop story ideas, write/edit/proofread articles for other department periodicals and Web sites and perform other duties ass assigned; e-mail should specify “Editor, Internal Communication” on the subject line. Apply online at, then send 3-5 writing samples that demonstrate range and letter of application to

NewsLink, Lincoln, NE seeks a public relations executive/corporate journalist who has some journalism experience, can conduct interviews with a digital recorder and can snap photos for professional publications in a deadline-oriented environment; sales and marketing experience will be considered. Work samples and resume to the News Link HR Dept., attn: Dave, 1845 S. 11th St., Lincoln, NE 68502, call (402) 475-NEWS or e-mail

Democracy North Carolina (Durham, NC) seeks a communications specialist who has exceptional skills, has a commitment to social justice, can serve as Webmaster, can coordinate online/social media communications and advocacy, can help plan and implement strategies for media relations and all external communications, can coordinate production of various print and online materials, has experience with traditional media relations/marketing/public affairs/PR/campaign communications/other communications professionals, knows NC politics, has experience with social justice issues, has good speaking and writing skills, has experience with Web development, knows CSS/CMS/social media, has background with online organizing and advocacy tools, is highly self-motivated, can prioritize and meet deadlines, can work in a team, can thrive in a hard-working organization dedicated to social change. Resume and contact information for three references to the Hiring Committee, 1821 Green St., Durham, NC 27705 or e-mail

seeks a Director of Communication and Marketing. Will drive communications, marketing and branding for the association and create, develop and maintain all association publications. Responsible for oversight, development and maintenance of the association’s social media platforms and Web site. Will coordinate all association messaging, developing and implementing e-mail marketing efforts; create comprehensive advertising, marketing and sponsorship packages supporting the association’s mission and objectives; supervise all external communications, including the association’s monthly newspaper, The Inlander; write and edit copy; develop content, soliciting stories from internal and external contributors; work with other departments to develop and produce printed and electronic materials, including publications, meeting programs, marketing and service brochures; supervise and manage social media platforms and Web site; and ensure successful implementation of effective and creative electronic communications. Must be well-organized, passionate about the newspaper industry, be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and work under pressure, be well-organized, and be flexible and able to work both independently and in close collaboration with writers and peers.
Bachelor’s degree in a related area and minimum five (5) years prior work experience in the journalism, marketing, public relations field required. Master’s degree a plus. Apply online with resume and cover letter to:

seeks a Writer/Editor. Will serve primarily as a liaison to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Graduate College, and develop stories that positively influence public perception of the university. Responsibilities include helping partner units establish communication goals; drafting and pursuing communication plans; writing and editing copy in a variety of formats; developing multimedia projects with colleagues; connecting partner units with news media; assisting with media training and preparation; and monitoring media coverage of the university. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills; proficiency in computer applications including Mac OS and Microsoft Office, demonstrated ability to explain complex academic/scientific concepts to general audiences, and experience using a Web content management system. Starting salary is $40,000 plus the full range of university benefits. Master’s degree in journalism or related field; two-three years experience in journalism, public relations writing and research, or similar field; and two (2) years experience working in higher education communication desired. NOT an entry-level position. Apply online with resume, cover letter and three professional references. Submit electronic files or links representing three samples of work to the contact e-mail provided during the application process: (Position #60329)

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