Press Secretary – Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Baltimore, MD

Baltimore-based Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is looking for an experienced, energetic and creative communications manager to join a busy communications team as its Press Secretary. LIRS is looking for a highly-motivated leader who can create and shape stories in the immigration and refugee space – arguably the most important domestic issue facing the nation. We’re looking for someone who thrives on the fast-paced world of media outreach and is tenacious about pitching and landing stories. Responsibilities involve working closely with the president & CEO and Director for Communications and Marketing to create and execute strategic media relations campaigns supporting our key programs, awareness campaigns, advocacy platforms and branding related to refugee resettlement and family separation. Must be flexible; evening and weekend hours and occasional travel required. The Press Secretary will promote the public mission and advocacy efforts of the largest immigration organization in the country and develop and implement a strategic media plan to reach and stretch LIRS’ media relations goals. Successful candidates will have a BA or BS with emphasis on language and journalism or relevant work experience, demonstrated experience in communication and media outreach, Excellent writer and editor, adept at writing for a variety of audiences via numerous platforms, the ability to persuasively communicate complex concepts and programs at the highest levels of government and business. Please apply at