US Public Relations Coordinator
Summary:  Plan and direct public relations programs designed to promote the mission of Mercy Ships.

This position is located at our ISC in Lindale, TX, it's a part-time employment opportunity and the pay range is $20-$23hr.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Include But Not Limited To)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Assist with the compilation of key documents as appropriate for media trade shows, press tours and other media events as directed.
  • Help to build and maintain media lists.
  • Assist with local community media outreach, coordinating schedules and logistics. 
  • Responsible for distribution of media materials to targeted contacts as directed.
  • Prepare daily news coverage clips report
  • Monitor all Mercy Ships US news clips and blogs.
  • Work with crew, alumni to gather information for local story placement in various publications.
  • Assist with developing and producing high quality informative press releases, press kits and related materials.
  • Write and distribute interesting and effective press releases to local and national media.  
  • Provide media with essential information to communicate message effectively, i.e., videos, still photography and printed information.
  • Develop and maintain Mercy Ships corporate identity, branding and message with media outlets.
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with local and national media outlets.
  • Distribute press releases to internal sites.
  • Create news opportunities with both local and national news organizations.
  • Monitor all Mercy Ships US news clips and blogs and report results to Marketing Director.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Requirements)

    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Command of English language and journalism skills