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Media Relations Specialist

Location: Boone, NC, United States
Job ID: 12623
Date Posted: Sep 1, 2021

Job Description

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Are you looking for an opportunity to use your communication and promotional expertise to help send the gospel to children and families around the world? Operation Christmas Child (OCC), a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, is searching for a Media Relations Specialist to serve at our IHQ in Boone, NC. Come join an amazing team and help be a part of advancing God’s Kingdom to the nations!

A day in the life of a Media Relations Specialist:

At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do!  We start each day with a time of devotions and spend time praying for each other, our staff and volunteers who serve around the globe. 

In the role of Media Relations Specialist, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Manage select media partnerships and promotions and develop strategies to deepen relationships, ensure deliverables, implement promotion, and conduct end-of-season debriefs and affirmations
  • Assist with the management of media pitching and generate media coverage for Operation Christmas Child through digital, print, television, and radio outlets across the nation
  • Manage media-friendly Twitter strategy by building relationships with reporters and news organizations on the platform and sharing the project’s promotional content, relevant media articles, and retweets from partners and leadership
  • Develop and maintain outreach and partnership data from internal and external sources to support peak season media pitching, response coordination, and reporting
  • Assist with the management and support of national advertising opportunities
  • Work with OCC social media team to develop digital tools and content to meet media partners’ promotional needs
  • Participate in the development of media pitching materials and online learning content
  • Support the Partnerships & Promotions team with content and marketing requests
  • Help manage creative asset submissions and fulfillment
  • Assist with developing content and managing volunteer database; support Connect conferences
  • All other duties as assigned

Check out why people love serving with Samaritan’s Purse:


  • Excellent professional writing and editing skills, specifically press release and content writing
  • Demonstrated innovator who loves to create
  • Strong communication skills: able to effectively work interdepartmentally, train Associates, interact with customers and vendors
  • Detail-oriented and administrative; familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Access
  • Able to work with minimal direction; highly adaptable to changing demands
  • Enthusiastic problem-solver with a positive attitude

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or related field and three (3) to five (5) years professional experience; or equivalent combination of experience and education. Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.

Job Location: Boone, NC

Type:  Full-time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English

Travel Expectations: Less than 5%


  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Long-term and Short-term disability insurance
  • Term Life Insurance
  • 401 (k) retirement savings plan
  • 10 paid holidays
  • 12 vacation days
  • 10 sick/personal days
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Location: Boone, NC, United States
Date Posted: Sep 1, 2021

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