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ARRL
Attn: Human Resources
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111
Fax: 860-594-0298
hr@arrl.org

ARRL is an equal opportunity employer.

Open Positions

  • Emergency Management Assistant

    Job Title: Emergency Management Assistant
    Dept: Emergency Management
    Report to: Director of Emergency Management
    Job Category: Full-time
    Classification: Exempt
    Summary of Position
    Reporting directly to the Director of Emergency, the Emergency Management Assistant will collaborate in the development and implementation of the ARRL's emergency communications and emergency response functions, both internally and externally, and the delivery of ARRL public service communications training programs.
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  • Public Relations & Outreach Manager

    Job Title:  Public Relations & Outreach Manager
    Dept: Public Relations & Outreach
    Report to:  Product Development Manager
    Job Category: Full-time
    Classification: Exempt
    Minimum Starting Salary: $64,000 annually

    Summary of Position
    The Public Relations & Outreach Manager is responsible for increasing the awareness and value of the Amateur Radio Service to the public at large, for promoting the value of ARRL and the contributions of its member-volunteers, and for developing outreach opportunities that support awareness and growth of amateur radio. The ideal candidate will be a storyteller who is adept at writing content and developing campaigns, who can work with outside contributors and internal colleagues to curate interesting stories and messages, and who has the attention to detail and deliverables to ensure nothing is missed and deadlines are met. The ability to interpret technical concepts into plain language is essential. A thorough knowledge of social media strategies in a non-profit environment, the know-how to train and motivate grassroots volunteers, and ability to develop and sustain long-term relationships with external media is required.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities

    • Implement a public relations strategy that builds a positive public image for amateur radio and ARRL. Create and schedule effective PR and media campaigns for traditional media (print, broadcast, online) and social media. Devise several ways to measure impact and effectiveness.
    • Implement an outreach strategy that meets the needs of both ARRL and its member-volunteers to attract new entrants to amateur radio. Produce messaging and materials for general recruitment, and for engaging likeminded communities and groups with overlapping interests. Serve as the primary staff liaison for volunteers conducting outreach and recruitment for amateur radio.
    • Develop and empower member-volunteers to extend the effectiveness and reach of ARRL’s PR and outreach messaging and materials in the field. Create tools and training to support and develop ARRL Public Information volunteers including a monthly newsletter, annual calendar, online resources and course, and webinars. Serve as the primary, visible staff liaison for PR volunteers.
    • Conduct media outreach promoting key ARRL messaging and promoting its programs and services. Follow up on press inquiries. Develop and maintain strong relationships with key news media outlets and reporters, relevant agencies and non-government organizations (Federal, state, and local), editorial writers and columnists, social media influencers, and broadcast producers. Position ARRL to react in breaking news stories, rapid response moments, and crisis management. Write statements on behalf of senior leaders.
    • Monitor national and international media to collect stories and to maximize exposure for positive messaging that raises the awareness and visibility of ARRL and amateur radio, both internally and externally. Curate media hits and media mentions to assess positioning, to evaluate the success of campaigns, and to further ARRL’s legislative and advocacy goals.
    • Supervise the Social Media Strategist and ensure the position’s accountability and performance. Provide effective oversight for the Strategist’s responsibilities to develop and administer social media content that is aimed at engaging users and creating an interactive relationship between our audience and ARRL. Ensure content produced for social media sharing and engagement is collaborative across all ARRL business units and program areas, and measure effectiveness using social data analytics and trends.
    • Collaborate and participate in video projects.
    • Coordinate planning for and participate in trade shows, exhibits, and other events when national-level support or sponsorship is committed.
    • Establish, in conjunction with the department manager and executive officers, an annual plan and expense forecast along with managing to these goals.

    Expectations

    • Contributes to creating positive energy and fostering a team atmosphere, showing excitement and pride in the team’s work, and being accountable for results.
    • Understands public relations and is adept at developing and completing related work that advances the organization's goals.
    • Creates, edits, and produces content including written, audio, video, and social media: press releases, backgrounders, fact sheets, announcements, posts, interviews, PSAs, videos, and other PR and outreach materials to attract interest from the media and public. Creates quality content that is formatted to ARRL's style and branding guides, and free from grammar and factual errors. Exhibits the ability to interpret technical concepts into plain language.
    • Demonstrates a clear, concise, and thoughtful verbal communication skills. Effective in public speaking and as an ARRL spokesperson.
    • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with member-volunteers, the media community, and other stakeholders.
    • Ability to train and motivate grassroots volunteers.
    • Demonstrates the attributes of a self-starter and exercises good judgement.
    • Meets deadlines with efficiency and flexibility. 

    Knowledge and Skills

    Experience:

    • Four to five years’ experience in public relations, preferably in a non-profit setting; traditional and new media (online, digital, social).
    • Experience with engaging volunteers.

    Education: Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Communications, or Journalism.

    Interpersonal Skills: A significant level of trust and diplomacy is required. Work involves extensive personal contact with others and involves motivating or influencing others. Outside contacts are important and fostering sound relationships with other entities is required.

    Other Skills:

    • Amateur Radio license strongly preferred.
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Amateur Radio Service, wireless communications, and related technology.
    • Knowledge of the news media and media operations.
    • Ability to multitask and work independently.
    • Interviewing skills and experience- video/audio
    • Proficiency with word processing and spreadsheets, website CMS systems, virtual meetings, and collaboration applications (ex: Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Teams, WordPress).
    • Must have the ability to lift up to 20 pounds and travel independently.

    Work Environment: Fast-paced deadline driven office and occasional event-based travel when appropriate.

    To apply please submit your resume & cover letter to Human Resources (HR@arrl.org)

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