About Corus: Corus International is the parent of a family of world-class organizations working to deliver the holistic, lasting solutions needed to end extreme poverty once and for all. We are a global leader in international development, with 150 years of combined experience across our brands. Our nonprofit and for-profit subsidiaries include IMA World Health and its fundraising brand Corus World Health, Lutheran World Relief, CGA Technologies, Ground Up Investing, and Farmers Market Brands. Our more than 800 employees around the globe are experts in their fields and dedicated to helping the world’s most vulnerable people break the cycle of poverty and lead healthy lives.
At Corus we believe that good only grows stronger and we reflect that belief in our workplace culture. We value every employee’s specialized area of expertise and nurture professional growth. We promote an engaging and supportive work environment, where employees feel enabled and driven to innovate, learn and collaborate. And because our subsidiaries often function as partners, our employees have the opportunity to work across our enterprise family.
Corus is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our worldwide workplace, and we believe that social justice and respect for the human dignity of every person are fundamental to all we do as an organization.
Further details about the organization can be found at: https://corusinternational.org
What you’ll do: This role keeps Corus in the news – as an innovator/disruptor in international development, as the INGO of the future, as the preferred nonprofit for donors of all stripes. You’ll be cooking up compelling, topical ideas; pounding them out yourself or shepherding them along with our thought leaders, especially our CEO; and getting them in front of our priority audiences. You might create and convene a conference on behalf of one of our nonprofits or companies. You might live-tweet one of our experts sitting on a panel at someone else’s conference. You might coach a colleague about to appear on TV, radio or on a popular podcast. Earned, owned, paid media, whether digital, traditional or emerging – you know them all and are discerning when to use which. You’re a clear thinker, an intense listener, and a dazzling writer. You’re always thinking about “hooks” – and metrics that bear out their impact on audiences. Conversation? You can carry on comfortably with CEOs, C-suite and VIPs. Crisis management? To you, that’s a window of opportunity to drive a truck through. Confidentiality? Always and forever.
Location: Baltimore MD or Washington DC
About The Ideal Candidate: Maybe you’re a hot-shot journalist, press secretary, executive speechwriter or PR rainmaker. Whichever, you have a portfolio that reflects making a difference in the role(s) you’ve served. You build relationships, great content, brands and reputation – and buzz. You can indisputably prove all this, but you also value humility, tact and kindness as personal values of the highest order. You’re not above rewriting a batch of bios for consistency, but it’s the endorphin rush of an op-ed with an off-the-cart views that makes your day. A humanitarian disaster where we might be among the first to arrive? “Pick me!” Above all, you’re a thoughtful but incisive writer who can help make others appear so as well.
- At least seven years’ experience in journalism, media relations, public relations, executive communications, PR agency, publishing and/or internal communications.
- Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills, especially in high-pressure settings.
- Expert writing and copy-editing skills.
- Deep knowledge and understanding of emerging media as well as traditional media.
- Excellent C-suite interactions.
- Demonstrated crisis communications management and temperament.
- Solid news judgement, storytelling skills and critical thinking and logic.
- Proven project management skills and ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple priorities.
- Willingness and ability to occasionally work outside normal working hours to address emergencies.
- Familiarity with Associated Press style.
- Knowledge of news-monitoring and wire services such as Cision, PR Newswire, etc.
- Knowledge of international development preferred.
- Spanish or French preferred.
Why You Should Apply: Corus offers competitive salaries, discretionary bonuses, 100% employer paid Vision insurance, lots of paid leave, generous retirement program, flexible work schedules and so much more!
Call to action: This is a catalytic role for a leading international development family. Make a difference in a big way. Apply for immediate consideration!
Corus International prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by U.S. or International law.