Communications Associate

Posted On: March 15, 2012

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: Animal Care & Control of NYC

Company Description

Animal Care & Control is a wonderful organization and this looks like a good job – doing well by doing good.

Job Description

The Communications Associate develops, executes, and manages tactical communications
and other activities to advance AC&C’s goals and objectives. The Communications
Associate is responsible for the writing, editing and proofreading of all marketing
• Organize, identify, write and edit content for AC&C web site, newsletters, blogs,
speeches, presentations, phone scripts, and grant letters.
• Assist with defining and implementing marketing programs
• Organize and write content for AC&C flyer and collateral programs, identify
needed flyers and ensure all AC&C facilities have needed communications
materials in stock
• Identify opportunities to showcase achievements and increase the organizations
public profile through earned media placements, news disseminations and articles
for publications
• Write press releases and materials as assigned
• Prepare reports including statistics as assigned
• Monitor AC&C’s email information account and respond to customer inquiries
• Assist with AC&C’s outreach and education programs including identifying new
opportunities and responding to requests. Prepare event supplies and equipment,
supervise event volunteers, attend events as needed, do presentations, and write
content for events including fundraising events
• Edit direct mail and other fundraising, outreach and organizational materials
• Provide regular content for social media opportunities
• Monitor external on-line adoption websites/accounts (e.g., Petfinder, Adopt a Pet),
review content for accuracy and identify ways to expand to other sites
• Assist with writing for media opportunities as assigned
• Other duties as assigned
• Bachelor’s degree preferably with a major in Communications, Marketing or
related degree
• Talented writer who can produce materials for a variety of audiences and needs
• Superior writing and editing skills.
Committed to Caring• Some PR/outreach experience and understanding of how to convey AC&C’s
message to the public
• Solid experience with social media and website content management preferred
• Outstanding attention to detail
• Excellent organization skills and comfortable managing deadlines
• Very friendly and outgoing personality
• Interest in animal welfare a must; animal experience a plus
• Primary place of work will be at AC&C Headquarters in a business office
environment. Some travel may be required to AC&C’s five animal shelter
locations/receiving centers. Ability to work flexible hours and days, including
nights and weekends in order to attend outreach and fund raising events.
REPORTS TO: Director of Development and Communications
OVERTIME: This position is exempt from overtime.

To Apply

Send your resume to Richard Gentles