As the State Media Liaison, you will report to the national media relations director. Your activities will be focused on communicating Convention of States Project state and national news to journalists within the state and securing interviews.
The position requires a highly motivated, self-starter who is not easily intimidated. The state Media Liaison must have the ability to keep up with a fast-paced media relations campaign and remain composed in all situations, while being able to speak knowledgeably and positively about the Convention of States Project activities within your state.
Candidates must be able to function well independently and under deadlines, as well as follow up on any inquiries in a timely manner.
Primary responsibilities include pitching, follow-up and securing mentions, features and interviews with your local radio, television and print media.
Finally, you will be responsible for keeping an accurate database of state media, as well as responsible for tracking confirmed/planned media hits and reporting them to the national media relations director for inclusion in the weekly national media tracking document.
Media Liaison – Expected time commitment, 1-3 hours per week (at a minimum).