Media Relations Manager
New York City or Washington, D.C.
The International Refugee Assistance Project (“IRAP”) is a dynamic and growing legal and policy advocacy organization that works to develop and enforce a system of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced people around the world. We are the leading organization providing free and comprehensive legal services to people in need of a safe place to live and a safe way to get there.
IRAP operates offices in the U.S. (New York City, Washington, D.C.), Jordan (Amman), Lebanon (Beirut), and Germany (Berlin). Our legal teams work closely with a corps of pro bono lawyers from leading law firms and multi-national corporations, and law students who have created IRAP chapters across the United States and Canada. Through this work, we aim to assist refugees and other displaced people to find safe passage and to transform the landscape of refugee rights in the U.S. and internationally. IRAP has over 80 full-time staff members. We are a nimble organization staffed by an innovative and collaborative team that is committed to high standards of quality and close partnerships with our clients, peers, and colleagues.
IRAP’s Communications Department works in conjunction with all other programmatic and supporting departments and is currently comprised of three team members based in the New York City and Washington D.C. offices. IRAP’s Communications Department aims to empower and support refugees by promoting a positive image in the media and works across all departments to ensure consistent messaging of IRAP’s brand and work.
IRAP is seeking an experienced full-time Media Relations Manager to lead IRAP’s press strategy and find opportunities to highlight IRAP’s programmatic priorities and institutional brand in earned media placements. We are looking for a creative storyteller who understands the constantly shifting media landscape and knows how to shape the narrative in a way that empowers those whose voices are rarely heard. The Media Relations Manager will be an integral part of the IRAP team, reporting to IRAP’s Communications Director.
Location, Hours, and Duration
The candidate will work in IRAP’s U.S. office in New York City or Washington D.C., with a preference for New York City. Upon starting work at IRAP, work would be remote until it is safe to work from the office. IRAP provides the necessary work equipment. The position is full-time (40 hrs/week) with the occasional need to work outside of regular work hours.
This position is an employment contract with no end date.
Compensation and Benefits
The annual salary for the position will be $75,854-$99,194 commensurate with experience and is covered by a collective bargaining unit.
IRAP offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits including family health, dental, and vision benefits with no employee-paid premiums, a retirement plan with an employer matching component, and twenty days of vacation, five personal days, and twelve sick days per year.
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Review of applications will be on a rolling basis until a hire is made.
IRAP believes that diversity is critical to fostering a strong workplace and serving our clients well. We strongly encourage applications from people with lived experiences in the communities that we serve, and individuals whose identities are underrepresented.