The U.S.-Korea Institute (USKI) at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Affairs is currently seeking a part-time communications consultant to help to help design and execute a targeted media relations strategy for key USKI programs and initiatives.
An ideal candidate should have some experience working media relations in the foreign policy field, preferably on national security and/or East Asia issues. S/he should have some established press contacts in both mainstream and foreign policy oriented media outlets. S/he should also have some knowledge base and/or keen interest in learning more about East Asia regional and alliance issues.
Duties for this position will vary and includes (but is not limited to):
- Developing, managing and growing press lists for print, tv, radio and online media;
- Writing press releases and media advisories, and developing communications strategies for both external and internal (within Johns Hopkins University affiliates) audiences;
- Arranging monthly press events, as well as more targeted press outreach initiatives such as press calls and special events;
- Tracking media/online coverage of USKI/USKI-related content, scholars and features;
- Pitching exclusives and op-eds to mainstream and more specialized media outlets; and
- Expansion of USKI and USKI program related social media presence.
This contract position is available immediately and funded through a two-year grant award. An ideal candidate will stay on through the full grant period, however, temporary contracts will be considered. Potential for contract extension or expansion to a full time position also exists.
For consideration, please send cover letter and resume to Jenny Town, USKI Assistant Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.