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Public Relations Manager

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Phoenix, AZ, USA

Make-A-Wish® – the organization that grants life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses – is looking to add an innovative, eager, hard-working and high-performing Public Relations Manager to the talented National Communications Team at the National Office in Phoenix, Arizona. The new addition to the team will take on an integral and influential role in driving the external communications efforts for one of the nation’s most respected and revered non-profit brands. Specifically, the Public Relations Manager will carry out public relations strategy in the form of pitching stories of national significance, building relationships with targeted media, serving as the representative for media opportunities, sourcing stories for national media inquiries and drafting press materials. As a member of the National Communications Team, the manager should be someone who can remain confident and composed while serving as a public ambassador for Make-A-Wish and liaising with national media, celebrities and high-profile influencers. Equally as important, the manager should be ready and able to provide counsel and expertise to other National Office departments seeking public relations support as well as to the 60 chapters located throughout the United States.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Identify and cultivate media relationships and keep an eye out for areas of opportunity to expand public relations efforts into new or untapped markets
  • Provide communications support and guidance for national corporate sponsor programs
  • Deliver best-in-class customer service and turnkey publicity materials to assist key media outlets in storytelling
  • Increase the frequency of Make-A-Wish stories being told in Spanish-language media (ability to speak Spanish a plus, but not required)
  • Work closely with chapter colleagues as a trusted advisor on public relations opportunities and look for ways to amplify local stories on a national stage
  • Leverage monitoring tools such as Cision and Meltwater to develop analytics reports and media coverage recaps
Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s degree or higher in journalism, broadcast, public relations, marketing, communications or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in public relations, communications, journalism or a related field
  • A track record of pitching and securing significant media coverage (with examples to prove it)
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills
  • An instinct for identifying and crafting compelling stories for media outlets and their audiences

Working Conditions:

  • Work in an office (Remote Candidates Considered)
  • Some travel
  • May require work outside a traditional Monday - Friday work week, and outside normal business
  • Competitive compensation with annual incentive potential 
  • Comprehensive benefit package: Medical, Vision, Dental, Wellness  
  • *100% employer paid for employee* 
  • Health and Flexible Spending Account Options 
  • Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability and Life Insurance  
  • *100% employer paid for employee* 
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan  
  • 15 PTO days, 10 Paid Holidays, 2 Personal Days 
  • Maternity Leave 
  • Educational Tuition Assistance 
  • Employee Awards and Recognition Programs 
  • Individual and Leadership Development  
  • Discounts and special offers for theme parks, events, hotels, concerts, and movie tickets 

Organization Info

Make-A-Wish America

Phoenix, AZ, United States
About Us

We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Based in Phoenix, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® is one of the nation's leading charities, serving children in every community in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam. With the help of generous donors and approximately 25,000 volunteers nationwide, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 38 minutes, on average. Since our inception in 1980, we have granted more than 226,000 wishes. Visit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America at ( and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
May 20 2019
Active Until: 
Jun 20 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Make-A-Wish America