Job Description:

The Media Specialist will work in partnership with community leaders in City Heights in the design and on-going implementation of media campaigns and communication's plans. The Media Specialist analyzes the audience, develops media campaigns and media opportunities in mainstream and ethnic media channels, manages content on the Mid-City CAN website and social media sites, develops communications strategies for a highly diverse audience in multiple languages, manages graphic design and video, provides media education and training to community members, and other duties as assigned. The Media Specialist will support the goal of mobilizing community and assist in identifying and advocating for change.


Plan, develop and implement media action plans for community-based campaigns

Work collaboratively with other Media Specialists to develop and implement media action plans within the Building Healthy Communities Initiative. Write articles, calls to action, and other media/program materials. Develop contacts and professional relationships with print and electronic media staff that are intended to advance the goals of the media action plan. Develop data base of community leaders, members, and social service agencies. Work collaboratively with all participating agencies and community collaborations to develop and maintain media activities. Provide outreach and media education to community groups, youth and collaborations. Assist the community, including youth in understanding and interpreting media strategies, opportunities and in developing appropriate media activities. Develop and maintain working linkages to ethnic media, faith based and other organizations and individuals to facilitate clear open communication between these groups and to achieve the goals of the media action plan. Participate in program and collaborative events, training and fund-raisers. Have and maintain positive and supportive relationships with coworkers. Accurately represent the agency and maintain positive working relationships with the general public, clients, funding sources, government bodies, etc. Communicate positive and negative feedback from the community for more effective operations. Utilize appropriate opportunities to pursue positive relations for the collaborative. Other tasks as assigned by Mid-City CAN Collaborative Director.


Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, and /or commensurate experience as a Communications Specialist, Media Specialist, Journalist, Public Relations Professional, or in related field. Minimum 2 years of relevant leadership experience in an agency providing public relations and media services in a community setting. Knowledge of the underlying principles for the use of media advocacy to promote collaboration and resident involvement. Ability to translate community-based planning objectives into media advocacy. Ability to travel overnight when required to do so. Experience with and respect for diverse cultures. Experience in public speaking and presentations. Have access to reliable transportation and willing to use it for job related tasks. Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed. Familiarity with communications for community organizing and policy advocacy a plus.

To Apply:

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