Preservation Job Board

(DC) Public Relations Specialist 

01-19-2018 16:45

Deadline: February 28, 2018
Offered by: American Revolution Institute , The Society of the Cincinnati
: Washington DC

The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati has an immediate opening for a Public Relations Specialist to manage the organization’s media relations, promote the Institute’s museum, library, education and historic preservation programs and initiatives, and advocate for the memory of the American Revolution.

The Public Relations Specialist will establish, build, and maintain relationships with the Institute’s audience and the media, write news releases and other material to secure attention from print and electronic media outlets, work with the press, arrange interviews, manage the organization’s social media, and write for Institute and Society of the Cincinnati publications, including two in-house magazines and two websites.

A successful applicant will hold a degree in journalism, communications or a closely related field, will have a minimum of three years work experience in public relations, preferably working for a cultural institution, familiarity with Cision and PRNewswire, demonstrably strong writing skills, including the ability to produce excellent copy on deadline, and familiarity with the history of the American Revolution.

This is a full-time position on the professional staff of the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati, which is located at 2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008. The Society of the Cincinnati offers its employees paid leave, excellent healthcare benefits, and the opportunity to participate (after a probationary period) in an excellent 401(k) retirement program.

The American Revolution Institute is a division of the Society of the Cincinnati. The Society is the nation’s oldest private patriotic organization, founded by George Washington and the officers of the Continental Army in 1783. The Society launched the American Revolution Institute in 2014 to carry out its historic mission to perpetuate the memory of the American Revolution. The Institute is expanding its programs and staff, and is seeking public engagement and support. The successful applicant will play a major role in an important new cultural institution. For more information, visit and

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter — the latter discussing their relevant experience and interest in the work of the Institute — as an attachment to an email addressed to Jack D. Warren, Jr., Executive Director, The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati, at Please submit the resume and cover letter as a single Word document and use your name as the title of the attachment. The application deadline is February 28, 2018.

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