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Rockwood is Hiring: Communications & Media Relations Manager (Oakland, CA)

By July 25, 2017No Comments

Cards that adorned the tables at Rockwood's 15th anniversary party in 2015. Images include an old photo of president Akaya Windwood and co-founder Andre Carothers, as well as staff member Sharon Price with a goat at a staff retreat, and shots of our retreat spaces.

We’re hiring! Rockwood’s Communications team is growing, and we are in need of a brilliant, creative writer and researcher who is committed to liberation, transformation, and human evolution (yes, really).

So, what will the Communications & Media Relations Manager do?

  • Create and Craft Content
    • Write posts on a wide range of topics for Rockwood’s blog
    • Provide feedback to other contributors, and edit other writers’ content
    • Work with Senior Communications & Marketing Manager to develop content, both for other blogs/publications, and our own
    • Contribute to other content projects as needed
  • Media Relations
    • Connect with influential media outlets, journalists, and thought leaders to place content written by and about Rockwood
    • Create content for media outlets to grow Rockwood’s footprint (press releases, announcements, creative content, etc.)
    • Collaborate with key stakeholders (including executives) to craft and pitch press releases and thought leadership pieces
    • Establish a sustainable, strategic approach to PR based on adding value to media outlets and building partnerships
  • Storybanking / Research
    • Gather stories from Rockwood’s network of staff, alums, funders, and other community members to create content
    • Interview alums, and create content based on their stories
    • Develop research-based content products (blog posts, white papers, case studies, reports, etc.) that share Rockwood’s story and value with the world
  • General Duties
    • Support Senior Communications & Marketing Manager with special projects
    • Stay on top of nonprofit marketing/communications tools and best practices, as well as topics relevant to Rockwood (leadership, nonprofits, mindfulness, etc.)

There’s more info on the Jobs page, including a brief overview of Rockwood’s values and benefits package (like our 32-hour work week), so head over there for more. We’re accepting applications until August 11. Send yours in so we can get to know you!

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