Join our team – we’re hiring a press assistant

By: National School Choice Week Team

PRESS ASSISTANT

School Choice Event Services, LLC

 

About Us

 

School Choice Event Services, LLC is a management company that provides support in advancing the mission of National School Choice Week. National School Choice Week is an independent and nonpolitical public awareness effort. Through annual events and communications activities, we work to shine a positive spotlight on K-12 education options for families. These options include traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling. School Choice Event Services is an equal opportunity employer and we celebrate diversity and inclusivity.

 

Job Description

 

Our press assistant plays a key role in helping National School Choice Week publicize the tens of thousands of events and activities planned by schools, organizations, and individuals to celebrate NSCW annually. This position is a full-time, hourly, non-exempt position, reporting to the director of communications. Our organization offers a telecommuting benefit; this position is eligible for our full-time, work-from-home policy. This position’s hours will be Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

 

Responsibilities

  • Research school choice news and updates in all 50 states on a rolling basis
  • Monitor news for positive stories about NSCW participants
  • Create, edit, and improve media lists using Cision
  • Create, edit, and improve participant lists using Salesforce and Mailchimp
  • Publish news from and about NSCW to our website
  • Distribute press releases and advisories for celebrations of National School Choice Week
  • Scheduling calls and interviews with NSCW communications staff and participants
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Required Skills

  • Excellent writing skills, including a strong grasp of English grammar and AP style
  • Highly organized with ability to work independently and multi-task
  • Excellent computer skills with strong ability to troubleshoot technological challenges
  • Friendly and professional communication skills
  • A strong grasp of Word, Excel, Google Drive, and WordPress; knowledge of Cision, Trendkite, and Asana a plus
  • 1+ years’ experience in public relations a plus

 

Benefits for Full Time Employees

  • Telecommuting on a full-time basis for eligible positions
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • 20 days (160 hours) Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 16 paid holidays
  • Health benefit reimbursement program
  • SIMPLE IRA retirement savings plan with employer matching

Salary

$13.00 to $18.00 per hour

To Apply

 

Please send a resume, brief cover note, and your requested hourly rate of pay, via e-mail to: shelby at schoolchoiceweek.com with the subject line: “Press Assistant”

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