Join our Talent Network
Skip to main content

Media Relations Specialist

Location: Boone, NC, United States
Job ID: 12623
Date Posted: Dec 22, 2021

Job Description

Get Involved!

Overview

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: https://bit.ly/2F8Nom5

Qualifications:

  • 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 (no remote)

Type:  Full-time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English

Travel Expectations: Less than 5%

Benefits:

  • 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

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:

The work of Samaritan’s Purse is marked by five distinct objectives, grounded in Scripture and biblical principles:

DISTINCT OBJECTIVES

BIBLICAL PRINCIPLE

SCRIPTURAL FOUNDATION

Proclaim the Gospel

Exalt Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world

“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” (Romans 1:16)

“And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him” (Colossians 3:17)

Proclaim the Gospel

Exalt Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world

“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” (Romans 1:16)

“And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him” (Colossians 3:17)

Serve with Excellence

Exceed the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24...It is the Lord Christ you are serving” (Col: 3:23-24)

“Do your best to present yourself to God…a workman who…correctly handles the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15)

Respond with Compassionate Action

 

Expedite our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister.

But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him.” (Luke 10:33, 34)

Demonstrate Biblical Integrity

Exhibit character and integrity personally, at home and work.

 

“May integrity protect me, because my hope is in [the Lord]” (Psalm 25:21)

“Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the Lord” (Psalm 119:1)

Walk in Bold Faith

Expect God to do the impossible – “God Room.”

“What is impossible with men is possible with God.” (Luke 18:27)

“Now, Lord…enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.  (Acts 4:29)

Samaritan's Purse Statement of Faith:

* We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.  (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)

* We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.   (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)

* We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.   (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)

* We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)

* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life.   (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)

* We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment.  (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)

* We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church.  (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)

* We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ.   (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other.  God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society.  For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.   (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)

* We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism.   (Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen.   (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)

  Returning Applicant >
Save Job Saved
Share: share to e-mail

Location: Boone, NC, United States
Date Posted: Dec 22, 2021

Still trying to find your fit at Samaritan's Purse?

By joining our Talent Network, you’ll help give our recruiters a good idea of your calling, skills, and talents as openings become available ministry-wide.

Join our Talent Network