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Press Secretary

Company: The Dream Corps
Location: Oakland
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Reports to: Director of Communications

Location: Remote

Salary Range: $65k-85k, based on Oakland's cost of living; the range is adjusted for location.

Agency Overview:

Dream.org closes prison doors and opens doors of opportunity. We bring people together across racial, social, and partisan lines to create a future with freedom, dignity, and opportunity for all. We are working to build a future wherein "we the people" means all of us.


The Press Secretary will be an important part of the Communications team, responsible for growing our press engagement by creating and maintaining press lists, both general for Dream Corps and specific as required by campaigns and events. This position will under the Director of Communications to help place stories by drafting press releases, managing the editing and approval process, and working with the press to place stories.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Press Secretary will work with the Director of Communication to draft press releases and manage the editing process through delivery. This position will be responsible for identifying press targets for pitching and crafting messaging to help place stories in political, local, and national press. Their responsibilities will also include managing press conferences we host, keeping track of media hits, and supporting social media.

Minimum Job Requirements:

2-4 years of communications experience implementing messaging strategies through local and national media relationships.

Preferred Education/Skills/Experience:

Looking for someone with an eye for news opportunities and the ability to help shape news cycles to be a part of a growing team. The ideal candidate has experience pitching and placing news stories and is a compelling writer able to reflect the experiences of diverse communities. Background in politics or campaigning preferred.

Travel: Must be willing and able to travel occasionally (estimated 10%), including for in-person staff meetings and retreats

Note: This position will be reviewed beginning October 31st until filled.

Employee Benefits:

This full-time salaried position will work remotely or from the Oakland, CA office. Reliable access to an internet connection and willingness to spend significant time working from a computer will be necessary to perform this job.

All full-time employees receive Medical, Dental & Vision coverage. Dream.org pays 100% of premiums for employee, spouse, and dependents. Part-time employees receive 50% coverage. After a 6-month waiting period, employees can contribute to our retirement plan. Currently, Dream.org offers up to a 5% match. We also offer flexible spending, a pre-tax program for medical expenses, dependent care expenses, transit expenses, and parking expenses. All full-time Dream.org employees accrue 4 weeks of vacation time off and 12 days of sick time off over the first year of employment. Part-time employees accrue time off on a prorated basis. In addition to 10 paid holidays, Dream.org also provides paid time off from December 24th through January 1st each year.

Dream.org is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, sex, gender identity, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or record of arrest or conviction. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and strive for a workforce that reflects the populations that we serve.

Keywords: The Dream Corps, Oakland , Press Secretary, Administration, Clerical , Oakland, California

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