The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey: Press Officer

The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) is a private 501(c)3 not-for-profit dedicated to the prevention of substance use and abuse through education and awareness. We are seeking a motivated individual, with experience, who will be responsible for coordinating the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s Public Service Campaign outreach and help get the message of substance abuse prevention out through utilizing various social media and traditional platforms.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Draft press releases and other PR materials.
  • Works to pitch agreed ideas to the media, including routine sending of articles and public service campaigns to the target media contacts.
  • Coordinate the placement and administrative aspects of articles and PSAs.
  • Schedule, monitor and, where appropriate, attend media events.
  • Explore new opportunities for the placement of PSAs.
  • Monitor and track PR efforts, accurately recording media coverage, interviews and opportunities in the organization database.
  • Create and update target media lists.
  • Apply knowledge and skills to complete other media or PSA related projects as needed.
  • Travel and event coverage may be required based on PDFNJ activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Highly organized.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage own work to meet multiple objectives.
  • Good computer skills
  • Strong grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension.
  • Able to work with minimal guidance. Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations or English.
  • 5+ years experience in a public relations or communications role.

This is a remote position; Part-time up to 25 hours per week.

For consideration please email resume and cover letter to

The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey is an Equal Employment Opportunity Workplace (EEOC) and a Drug-Free Workplace.

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