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Public Relations Specialist
Lions Clubs International Oak Brook, IL

Public Relations Specialist

Lions Clubs International
Oak Brook, IL
Expired: September 23, 2022 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
We're in the business of Good

Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. Our 1.4 million members are serving locally and globally to help take on some of the biggest challenges facing humanity.

Every Lion and club is supported by our international association. More than 300 Lions International staff members are constantly working on tools and technology to enhance Lions' service. When caring people join together, roll up their sleeves and take action to make their community better, it's an incredible feeling for everyone involved.

Here's how you can help. We are currently looking for a Public Relations Specialist tojoin our team and rise to the challenge of empowering service.

Position Highlights:

The Public Relations Specialist will provide support to the PR team and help maintain a positive image for the world's largest humanitarian organization and its members. The PR Specialist will be responsible for writing and promoting stories to international media outlets, supporting the global PR grant program, monitoring, and producing reports on media relations efforts, managing select sponsorship opportunities, and developing and maintaining essential PR materials to help aid the organization and its members with their proactive PR needs.

What You'll Do:
  • Research creative story angles and write press releases and news stories for local, national, and international media. Build and maintain media lists. Pitch press releases and feature ideas by phone or email to national and international journalists across print, broadcast, and online outlets.
  • Manage and support select sponsorship opportunities and other special events.
  • Monitor press coverage, track results, and communicate issues and opportunities to internal teams. Create media monitoring reports for sponsorships and PR campaigns.
  • Provide support for the global PR grants program by overseeing the qualitative review of applications and post-campaign reports. Report program updates to association managers and leaders, and provide support and PR counsel to PR grant applicants.
  • Write blogs to guide and empower Lions in local PR efforts.
  • Create and maintain public relations materials that help media and Lions members promote the good works of Lions to publics globally.
  • Manage public service announcement campaigns and work with vendors to distribute radio and television PSA assets to international media markets.

We're Looking for Someone With:
  • Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) in public relations, journalism or communications from a four-year college or university or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 2+ years of experience in a PR firm, corporate communications team or traditional media.
  • Experience working with media monitoring platforms.
  • International PR experience is a plus.

Why You'll Love Working Here:

Lions Clubs International has excellent benefits for you and your family. We believe in a balanced work-life and have programs and benefit plans to support our employees, such as:
  • Three weeks paid time off plus time off for volunteering
  • Flexible and hybrid work schedules
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Flex spending accounts for medical and dependent care
  • 401K with employer match
  • Reimbursable training
  • Casual dress

Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the core of who we are. Diverse and inclusive teams have a positive impact on the work we do, and we know that having varied perspectives helps generate innovative ideas to solve complex problems in an ever-changing world.

Lions Clubs International Is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Address

Lions Clubs International

Oak Brook, IL
60523 USA

Industry

Business

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