The Matea Group is searching for a Communications Staff with strong media relations and writing skills to join one of the leading public interest PR firms in the country that specializes in Latino and immigrant communities. We develop and execute strategic communications campaigns on human and civil rights, labor, education, health and education issues. Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Managing strategic communications for multiple clients, including branding, earned media and online campaigns
- Pitching stories to journalists
- Pitching prospective funders and other potential partners or allies
- Writing and editing press materials, including press releases, fact sheets, and opinion pieces
- Conducting media trainings for clients and other spokespeople
- Minimum of two years of experience in advocacy/PR, or demonstrated equivalent experience
- Excellent news sense and political savvy
- Fluent in both English and Spanish
- Experience with online campaigns using social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter
- Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Lexis-Nexis, as well as internet research skills
- Ability to juggle multiple tasks under tight deadlines and meet schedules and assigned tasks in a timely manner
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in written format
- Ability to interact and perform in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
- Demonstrated resourcefulness and flexibility in approach to project assignments
Compensation: Competitive salary depending on experience, with benefits.
To apply: Email resume, cover letter, brief writing sample, top press clips, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matea Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Students are always welcome to apply for unpaid internships. We accept applications on a rolling basis.
Responsibilities: Work directly with staff on a variety of issues to help plan and implement coalitions, press events, social media campaigns. Perform a range of administrative support duties, including data entry, as required.
Qualities Sought: Ability to work in a high-paced environment, enthusiasm, commitment, ability to work well with others, interest in our issue areas, open-mindedness, effective verbal and written communication skills, and a sense of humor. Knowledge of the political process is preferable, and interest is necessary.
The Matea Group participates in the 2010 Global Forum on Migration and Development in Mexico
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – For the second year in a row, the Matea Group participates as expert on immigration issues in the United States and development in Latin America in the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The forum that took place in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is an initiative of the United Nations Member States to address the migration and development interconnections in practical and action-oriented ways. It is a process that marks the culmination of more than a decade of international dialogue on the growing importance of the linkages between migration and development. It reflects the progressive acknowledgement of the limits of a strictly national approach to migration questions and implications at global level in an intergovernmental framework.
Last year, Matea Group was also an active participate of the GFMD that took place in Athens, Greece.
Press Release: Natali Del Carmen Fani joins Rushern Baker Transition Committee as a Vice Chair
For Immediate Release: October 29, 2010
Media Contact: Scott L. Peterson, email@example.com, 202-277-9412
Largo, MD – Today, Democratic Nominee for Prince George’s County Executive, Rushern L. Baker, III, announced that Natali Del Carmen Fani, Advocacy and Communication Director, The Matea Group, would join his Transition Committee as a Vice Chair. The Matea Group is a multi-disciplinary public relation and communications firm that focuses on Latino, Immigration, and Latin American Issues.
“I am pleased and honored that Natali has agreed to join my Transition Committee as a Vice Chair,” stated Baker, “Her communication and advocacy experience on behalf of Prince George’s County residents will be an invaluable asset to the Transition Committee.”
Ms. Fani graduated from Northwestern High School and Goucher College. In addition to her experience with The Matea Group, she has worked with CASA de Maryland and SEIU.
Earlier this week, Mr. Baker announced his other Transition Committee Vice Chairs at Wise High School. The Vice Chairs will be responsible for leading the transition committees’ research and providing specific recommendations to the incoming administration.
Transition Committee Vice Chairs:
- C. Anthony Muse, 26th District Senator
- Paul G. Pinsky, 22nd District Senator
- Justin Ross, 22nd District Delegate
- Andrea Harrison, 5th District County Councilwoman
- Orlan M. Johnson, Partner, Saul Ewing LLP
- Artis Hampshire Cowan, Senior Vice President and Secretary, Howard University
- Andy Pantelis, President, Prince George’s Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Association, IAFF Local #1619
- Dean Jones, 1st Vice President, Prince George’s Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 89
- Lesa Hoover, Vice President Government Relations, Apartment Office Building Association (AOBA)
- Natali Del Carmen Fani, Advocacy and Communication Director, The Matea Group