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Communications Associate (Vallejo)

Company: GoFundMe
Location: Concord
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Want to help us, help others? We re hiring!

GoFundMe is a global community of over 100 million people with a common purpose of helping one another. Our mission is to help people help each other by making it safe and easy for people to ask for help and support causes for themselves, each other, and their communities. Since 2010, GoFundMe has become a trusted global leader in online fundraising, with $17 billion raised from over 200 million donations. Our vision is to become the most helpful place in the world.

Join us! The GoFundMe team is searching for our next Communications Associate who will generate earned media to support GoFundMe fundraiser organizers and special projects, and execute proactive announcements to targeted media in the United States. It s an exciting opportunity to grow in the Communications field and help impact our GoFundMe users.

The Job
Pitch and generate stories about GoFundMe fundraisers and crowdfunding trends
Build and maintain strong relationships with reporters in the US and successfully generate positive news on a regular basis
Develop/deploy creative earned media tactics to generate positive news as well as innovative PR plans highlighting inspiring GoFundMe fundraisers
Expand amplification efforts to make fundraiser organizers more successful through creative communication strategies and tactics
Work with GoFundMe fundraiser organizers to help tell their stories
Respond to reporter inquiries on an ongoing basis

BA/BS in Journalism, English or Communications, or equivalent experience
2-3+ years of experience in a newsroom or comms environment
Strong writing and storytelling skills
Demonstrated creativity in driving communications and maximizing media opportunities

Why you ll love it at GoFundMe:
Market competitive pay
Rich healthcare benefits including employer paid premiums for medical/dental/vision (100% for employee only plans and 85% for employee + dependent plans) and employer HSA contributions.
401(k) retirement plan with company matching
Hybrid workplace with fully remote flexibility for many roles
Monetary support for new hire setup, hybrid work & wellbeing, family planning, and commuting expenses
A variety of mental and wellness programs to support employees
Generous paid parental leave and family planning stipend
Supportive time off policies including vacation, sick/mental health days, volunteer days, company holidays, and a floating holiday
Learning & development and recognition programs
Gives Back Program where employees can nominate a fundraiser every week for a donation from the company
Inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging are vital to our priorities and we continue to evolve our strategy to ensure DEI is embedded in all processes and programs at GoFundMe. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team is always finding new ways for our company to uphold and represent the experiences of all of the people in our organization.
Employee resource groups
Your work has a real purpose and will help change lives on a global scale.
You ll be a part of a fun, supportive team that works hard and celebrates accomplishments together.
We live by our core values: consider everything, do the right thing, spread empathy, delight the customer, and give back.
We are a certified Great Place to Work, are growing fast and have incredible opportunities ahead!

GoFundMe is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that actively pursues candidates of diverse backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to providing diversity, equity, and inclusion training to all employees, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, nationality or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, age, medical condition, mental or physical disability, or military or veteran status.

Associated topics: blogging, communication specialist, correspondent, headline, investigative, journalism, journalist, news, newsperson, reporter

Keywords: GoFundMe, Concord , Communications Associate (Vallejo), Other , Concord, California

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