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Samaritan's Purse

Media Relations Associate - Operation Christmas Child (2143)

Samaritan's Purse
Boone, North Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 05/06/2014
Categories: Media/Video/Radio
Job Type: N/A

Job Description:

We have an incredible ministry and professional opportunity for a Media Relations Associate to provide media and promotional support for the Media and Community Relations team of Operation Christmas Child (OCC) within one of our regional offices located in Charlotte, NC, Orlando, FL, Xenia, OH, Overland Park, KS, Ellicott City, MD, Franklin, TN, Albany, NY, Tacoma, WA, Alpharetta, GA, Aurora, CO, Hurst, TX, Minneapolis, MN, and Santa Ana, CA. This is a full-time, temporary position from July to December.

The Media Relations Associate will coordinate regional media efforts of Operation Christmas Child. Responsibilities include: sending customized press releases to media outlets, media pitching, supporting media relations volunteers, coordinating interviews, social media support, and providing general media and event support for national OCC promotion. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and be able to demonstrate exceptional attention to detail. All candidates must have two or more years of college experience, and Communications, Public Relations or Journalism majors are desired. Candidates must have media/public relations experience in written and verbal communications and must be proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel. Strong candidates will also adhere to the Samaritan’s Purse statement of faith and be committed to the mission and vision of Operation Christmas Child. Some domestic travel is possible. Spanish language proficiency is desirable in the Santa Ana, Hurst, and Orlando offices.

Locations for positions: Charlotte, NC, Orlando, FL, Xenia (Dayton), OH, Overland Park, KS, Ellicott City (Baltimore), MD, Franklin (Nashville), TN, Albany, NY, Tacoma, WA, Alpharetta, GA, Aurora (Denver), CO, Hurst (Dallas), TX, Minneapolis, MN, and Santa Ana (Orange County), CA.

*Please note in your application the location(s) for which you are applying.

Employment Dates: July 13, 2014 - December 19, 2014.

Interested candidates should apply online at and submit a resume along with 2 – 3 writing samples (news release, feature story, media advisory, etc.). Applications must be received no later than May 16, 2014.

Writing samples should be submitted using one of these options:

  1. If you have samples available to view via a website please include a link(s) on your cover letter or resume.
  2. At the end of the online application you will be able to upload two documents. Please combine your cover letter and resume as one document to be uploaded. Create another document with your 2 to 3 writing samples and upload as your second document.

Samaritan's Purse Mission Statement:Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Samaritan's Purse Distinct Objectives

PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL - EXALT Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world

SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE - EXCEED the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom

RESPOND WITH COMPASSIONATE ACTION - EXPEDITE our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister

DEMONSTRATE BIBLICAL INTEGRITY - EXHIBIT character and integrity personally, at home and work

WALK IN BOLD FAITH - EXPECT God to do the impossible