The Media & Public Relations Officer at NDN Collective

March 11, 2024


The Media & Public Relations Officer acts as the primary media contact for the NDN Collective ecosystem and the President & CEO, creating and managing communications and messaging that shape public opinion and increase awareness of the NDN brand.  The Media & Public Relations Officer will report to the Director of Communications. An ideal candidate has a strong political awareness and articulation of Indigenous issues.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage NDN Collective and the President & CEO’s media relations, including pitching stories to media outlets (television, virtual broadcasts, podcast, radio, publications), building and managing press list and responding to requests for information.
  • Write press/media releases, coordinating with the NDN Collective social media team on posting of blogs and media releases to NDN Collective social media platforms, and report on outcomes of these activities
  • Manage and organize press conferences, coordinating with the Director of Communications
  • Media coaching and preparation for NDN Collective spokespersons
  • Rapid response media coordination, coordinating with Director of Communications and media contractors
  • Build and manage national relationships and local relationships with the Rapid City community where the NDN Collective headquarters is based
  • Uses PR technology tools to monitor and report on news related to the organization and its mission
  • Reports on PR effort outcomes for the NDN Collective ecosystem, such as number of on-air appearances, number of pitches made, number of articles written, etc.
  • Coordinates public appearances and writes speeches, presentations, slide decks, talking points and other materials.
  • Prepares and edits organizational publications, including the Annual Report, for internal and external audiences.
  • Other tasks as needed.


Education, Experience, Skills

  • Bachelor’s degrees in fields such as journalism, public relations, marketing or communications.
  • Significant communications experience.
  • A strong track record of positioning an organization to achieve tangible outcomes in a competitive communications environment.
  • Ability to support senior leaders as spokespersons.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to think both creatively and strategically.
  • Knowledge of consumer marketing.
  • Ability to attract media, and creativity in securing coverage as well as long-term interest with traditional and social media outlets and platform.
  • Deadline-oriented, inquisitive, with great follow-up and reporting skills.
  • Ability to work equally well work on big strategy and day-to-day tasks.
  • Responds well under pressure with strict time limits.
  • Quick and enthusiastic learner.
Work Level
Manager / Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
NGO/Social Services / Impact Sector
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