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15 Mar 2022

Full-Time General Manager (aka Project Manager)

Movement Media – Posted by MovementMedia Anywhere

Job Description

Movement Media is seeking an outstanding General Manager with a passion for social change to play a key role in Movement Media’s work to support our remarkable client partnerships. The General Manager at Movement Media is a full-time position and is a new role within the growing organization. The primary responsibilities of this position support Movement Media’s role in anchoring Dr. Bronner’s Public Relations department and helping with the collective execution of a multi-faceted global strategy. Specifically, the General Manager’s workload is split between a focus on US and International projects for Dr. Bronner’s and select activist initiatives.

This new team member will be part of a unique company that centers progressive values and maintains exceptionally high standards while working in a dynamic, fast paced work culture serving highly visible clients on critical issues in the realm of social justice, environmental sustainability, and socially responsible business. The core causes our work relates to include Animal Advocacy, Community Betterment, Criminal Justice Reform, Drug Policy Reform, Fair Pay & Fair Trade, and Regenerative Organic Agriculture, among other causes.

  • This is a full-time, salaried, and exempt position
  • Base salary starts at $85,000-$95,000 annually based on experience
  • Employees are benefits-eligible after a three-month introductory period
  • All full-time benefits-eligible employees receive:
    • Top tier, company paid full medical, dental, and vision plans
    • A contribution of 10% on top of base salary to a 401K plan with each payroll
    • A year-end discretionary bonus of up to 10% on top of base salary
    • Significant PTO and health leave
    • At least 12 paid holidays annually including May Day and Juneteenth
    • Opportunities for on-going skill-building and professional development programs
  • Position is predominantly remote within the United States. Residents of the Washington, D.C. area may be asked to work office hours, TBD

The ideal candidate has a minimum of 5 years’ experience working as a supervisor in a Project Manager, Chief of Staff, Departmental Manager, or equivalent role managing the work of three or more people (as direct reports). An equal level of experience in the field of public relations or communications is also essential. We need someone who is both an excellent senior manager and a seasoned public relations professional.

Movement Media is a full-service public relations firm based in Washington, D.C. We aim to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. We strongly encourage people of systemically marginalized identities and life experiences who meet essential requirements and qualifications of this position to apply. We value skills acquired on nonconventional career paths and look at cover letters as closely as, if not more closely than, resumes. If you see your professional history as having built the skills and experience necessary to excel in this position, we encourage you to apply.

You can learn more about our values here:

Essential Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working as a supervisor in a Project Manager, Chief of Staff, Departmental Manager, or equivalent role managing three or more direct reports
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in the field of Public Relations or Communications
  • An affinity with activism, B Corps, progressive values, and issues related to social justice, animal advocacy, and environmental sustainability
  • Highly competent and proficient with Microsoft Office, Dropbox, and Google Drive
  • Able to work standard business hours on eastern or pacific time M-F with occasional weekends and early mornings/late evenings to accommodate other time zones
  • Able to travel to meetings, trade shows, client-headquarters, company headquarters or other company related events between 1-4 times or more per year for an estimated 20-30 cumulative days annually on average—varies due to pandemic and subject to change and flexibility

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Managing and developing communications and media-relations oriented projects for Dr. Bronner’s Public Relations Department in the US and internationally
  • Managing relationships with myriad partners around the world
  • Providing support, direction, and management to maximize bandwidth of communications staff
  • Playing advisory role to Director, as requested
  • Creating, writing, and editing communications materials including press releases
  • Setting up and maintaining internal systems and protocols for project management and execution
  • Researching and compiling lists of target media
  • Performing media outreach and regularly “pitching” media outlets
  • Answering and fulfilling media requests and coordinating interviews with Executives and other spokespeople
  • Writing project summaries and regular client reports and presentations
  • Administering and bottom-lining multiple projects with a high degree of attention to detail, freeing up the Director to focus on big-picture and highest priority work

The primary objectives of this role are:

  • Supporting Director with strategic planning and preparation by driving organizational effectiveness and alignment
  • Providing supervision and direction for client-facing managers and their workloads to ensure that delegated work is completed on time and with the highest levels of quality
  • Increasing bandwidth on client-facing projects

A typical week in this role could involve:

  • Preparing team members and/or Director for internal and external meetings with clients and/or colleagues
  • Facilitating and/or attending meetings with clients and colleagues
  • One-on-one check ins with staff on progress of ongoing projects
  • Providing detailed work plans and time management plans for client facing staff
  • Researching media outlets and strategizing outreach plans
  • Writing and/or editing press releases and other press materials
  • Writing and/or editing project reports
  • Giving or assisting with presentations
  • Coordinating media requests
  • Pitching stories to target media and executing media outreach strategies
  • Scheduling media interviews and opportunities for clients
  • Scheduling meetings with clients, colleagues, or with/for Director
  • Working with the Director to set priorities for the team

How to Apply

Email [email protected] a one paragraph introduction and overview of contents with an attached zip file or Dropbox link with the following application packet in PDF format. IMPORTANT: We deeply value skills acquired on nonconventional career paths and look at cover letters as closely as resumes. If you believe your professional history gives you the experience necessary to excel in this position, we encourage you to apply and tell us why.
  • Cover letter
    • A unique letter tailored for this application, a minimum of 800 words in length, addressing:
      • Why you are interested in and passionate about this position
      • Why you would be a good fit
      • Why you want to work with the clients mentioned above
      • What skills you bring to the table and examples of how you have used and developed them in the past
      • In closing, please name;
        • One book that helps you understand the world as it is today and explain how/why in a few sentences
        • One book that helps show you the world as is could be and summarize how/why in a few sentences
  • CV
  • Two sample press releases (written by you in previous positions)
  • Two other professional writing samples
  • At least two professional references from the last 3 years
  • At least one professional reference from the last 10 years.
Note: Please consider your application your first assignment related to the (potential) job. All applications that do not submit the full application packet with the content and in the format specified above will not be considered. Please demonstrate complete competence and attention to detail in the application process.

Job Categories: Sustainability. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Communications. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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