Job Title: Coordinator – Media
Supervisor: Executive Director
Designation: Hourly, Non-Exempt
Pay Range: $50,000 to $55,000 (commensurate with experience)
Location: Atlanta, GA
Position Closing Date: May 22, 2020
Organization Overview: The mission of the Southern AIDS Coalition (SAC) is to end the HIV epidemic and
other health disparities in the South. We are a non-partisan coalition of government, community, and
business organizations and leaders working to prevent new HIV transmissions and build a healthier South
for people living with HIV and those at high risk for HIV transmission. We do this through (1) public health
advocacy; (2) capacity building assistance and education; (3) leadership development and resiliency
building for PLWHIV; (4) research and evaluation; (5) addressing stigma; and (6) strategic grantmaking.
We envision a South where every person has access to high-quality health care and essential support
services (including safe, decent, affordable housing), free from stigma and discrimination. We also
envision a South where every person understands their risk for HIV transmission, receives routine
screening, and has immediate access to a full range of treatment options or prevention interventions and
harm reduction services. We finally envision a South which leads the nation in health outcomes.
Position Overview: This position is responsible for coordinating media engagement for the Southern AIDS
Coalition, including media developed in support of funding through the Gilead COMPASS (COMmitment
to Partnership in Addressing HIV/AIDS in Southern States) Initiative.
Duties and Responsibilities: This position will be responsible for developing and implementing a
comprehensive media strategy to raise the media profile of Southern AIDS Coalition and awareness of
southern solutions to ending the HIV epidemic and other health disparities. This includes supporting
organizational partners through technical assistance, compiling content for sharing through various media
platforms, and working in collaboration with grantee partners to build campaigns addressing HIV-related
stigma. Other related duties include:
● Serving as main point of contact for all media inquiries
● Maintaining the SAC social media accounts and ensuring the regular presence of SAC and
information regarding our funded initiatives across all social media platforms
● Maintaining the SAC web page and assuring that it has current information at all times
● Ensuring the development of analytic reports for social media and print media engagement
● Managing relationships with our outside public relations/media vendor
● Working in partnership with other COMPASS Coordinating Centers to ensure for proper branding
and distribution of media related to the COMPASS Initiative
● Developing and/or editing copy for social media and printed materials
● Developing an annual report of Southern AIDS Coalition activities
● Designing or working with vendors to design graphics in support of social media announcements
which include but are not limited to national awareness days, infographics, public policy updates
and announcements, partner spotlights, print materials, and application reminders
● Ensuring for video and/or photographic documentation of events, conferences, and meetings.
● Developing relationships with stakeholder in the media to ensure for op-eds and other favorable
press coverage and other earned media
● Ensuring the timely release of press releases
● Compiling detailed analytic reports for social media platforms
● Publishing a quarterly newsletter (print and electronic) highlighting SAC activities and
● Developing video projects highlighting the work of SAC and our partners
● Developing brochures and articles
● Developing and maintaining effective methods for distributing communication materials and
● Assisting with other tasks, as requested by the Executive Director
Minimum Qualifications: Qualified candidates will possess either:
A. A Master’s degree in communications, journalism, graphic design, media relations or a related
discipline with at least one year’s experience in media engagement/public relations.
B. A bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, graphic design, media relations or a related
discipline and at least two (2) years of relevant professional experience.
C. A high school diploma with a minimum 5 years of related experience and at least 2 of those years
at the management level of an organization with an annual budget of at least $2 million.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
● Strong desire to work with communities that are disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS in the
South, including gay, bi, same-gender loving and other men-who-have-sex-with-men,
Transgender or gender non-conforming persons, Latinx persons, cisgender Black women, and
persons experiencing poverty.
● Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects, establish workload
priorities, and meet deadlines
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to edit/proofread
● A solid background in the development of media and social media campaigns.
● Ability to take initiative, set goals, and execute tasks with limited direct supervision.
● Ability to travel and willingness to work some evenings and weekends as part of a flexible work
Location: It is strongly encouraged that applicants either be from the South or have solid experiential
knowledge of life in the South. Reasonable relocation assistance is available for a chosen candidate who
lives more than 50 miles outside of Atlanta. Up to 1/3 of work days may be remote.
Apply: Please complete the application and submit a resume to [email protected]. Please
note the position for which you are applying in the subject line. Note: only those candidates under
consideration will be contacted. All inquiries will be kept confidential.
The Southern AIDS Coalition is an equal opportunity employer. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of
actual or perceived HIV status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age,
national origin, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We are committed to recruiting,
employing, and promoting qualified people living with HIV as well as members of populations most
disproportionately impacted by the HIV epidemic in the South including gay, bi, same-gender loving and
other men-who-have-sex-with-men, Transgender or gender non-conforming persons, Latinx persons,
cisgender Black women, and persons experiencing poverty.