The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a National Manager, Media Relations to join our incredible team in the Chicago Office. Working as a member of the Marketing & Communications Team, you will join an outstanding group of professionals dedicated to our mission: to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy.
In this role, you will be managing reactive and proactive media relations, the National Manager of Media Relations will secure media coverage for the American Lung Association and position the organization and Lung.org as the premier resource for lung health for the public and the news media. The manager serves as gatekeeper for all incoming media requests at the national office, vetting media inquiries, arranging interviews with volunteer and staff experts, and securing national media exposure for the American Lung Association. The manager will provide support to the volunteer spokesperson program. Responsible for monitoring daily news coverage, the manager will flag sensitive issues daily and build nationwide media reports for internal and external audiences quarterly, annually and as needed. In support of nationwide media strategies, this position will develop media materials for the Lung Association’s signature cause campaign LUNG FORCE, signature reports and signature events, including national media materials and customizable template media materials for regional and local communications.