Our friend Faith (last name withheld to protect the theoretically innocent) sent us this amazing Craigslist job posting. I really want to apply, but I’m worried that they might stumble across these earlier posts. . . whaddya think? Would they be disqualifiers?
The Ayn Rand Institute (“ARI”) is seeking an enthusiastic Media Relations Strategist to fulfill an integral role in helping ARI achieve its mission of promoting Ayn Rand and her philosophy, Objectivism, to the public. This highly-motivated person will provide input on media strategies and effectively disseminate ARI media content to print and online media and the general public.
The position is based out of our Washington, D.C. office (The Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights). The Ayn Rand Center (ARC) is the public policy and outreach division of the Ayn Rand Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Center’s mission is to advance individual rights (the rights of each person to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness) as the moral basis for a fully free, laissez-faire capitalist society. ARC is named after author and philosopher Ayn Rand (1905–1982), who is best known for her novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged and for her original philosophy Objectivism.
The Center is located in Washington, D.C. and promotes the philosophical case for individual rights and laissez-faire capitalism to the public policy and business communities, the media and the general public, and to policy-makers.
The Media Relations Strategist is charged with the following responsibilities:
* Manage the distribution of Op-Eds, press releases and advisories, and Letters-to-the-Editor in the print and online communities
* Advise the VP of Public Outreach on general media strategy and handle implementation to print and on-line media
* Initiate contacts and develop relationships with print and online media contacts, especially social networking sites
* Stay abreast of ARI’s programs and activities and promote them to the media and on all applicable ARI owned websites (currently 17)
Preferred candidates will have the following demonstrated skills and experience: superb writing and verbal communication skills, proven strategic planning and execution skills, and a demonstrable ability to generate fresh ideas and execute on new (on-line) media tools. Preferred candidates will have a thorough knowledge of Objectivism, and be able to convey these ideas orally and in written form to various audiences. A college degree in English or Communications or 5-years experience in a similar field is strongly preferred. Knowledge of practices at not-for-profit organizations is preferred. Candidates must be able to work effectively with various levels of staff within the organization as well as with general public, high profile public figures, and donors in addition to media professionals. Candidates should be proficient with MS Office and have a technical familiarity with web and broadcast technology and software suitable for multimedia production and distribution.
ARI will consider candidates nationwide, and the successful candidate will work in our Washington, D.C. office, The Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights.
ARI offers its employees a generous benefits package.
Those interested in applying for this position or in receiving a full job description should forward their resume and a cover letter, including salary expectations, to Human Resources Manager, The Ayn Rand Institute, 2121 Alton Parkway, Suite 250, Irvine, CA, 92606 or by fax to (949) 222-6558 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Evidence of eligibility to work in the United States will be required. Submission of a completed ARI Employment Application is required to be considered for an interview. All ARI employees are subject to background screening, and are required to sign an ARI Employee Confidentiality Agreement.
While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in ARI, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.
ARI is a non-profit organization that promotes the Ayn Rand and her philosophy, Objectivism, via educational and cultural programs. See www.aynrand.org for more information on our programs.