Walker’s Legacy Announces Communications Associate Opportunity

Walker’s Legacy is a fast growing start-up focused on empowering women through business and entrepreneurship.  The organization is seeking a Communications Associate in our Austin or Washington, DC offices. This candidate will work to maximize media relationships that contribute to securing positive exposure for Walker’s Legacy and help support all efforts that drive external communications.

About the Position

The Communications Associate will report to the President & CEO and will work closely with our small, yet growing team. Job responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Work with the Founder to develop innovative and exciting PR programs that support WL messaging
  • Create, communicate and distribute approved WL information/materials to national and regional media
  • Utilize relationships with members of the national and regional media to consistently drive press coverage and engagement for Walker’s Legacy
  • Manage special projects including weekly newsletters, national and local programming announcements, press events, research programming and other monthly global updates
  • Engage with member to develop monthly surveys that shape editorial and programming calendar
  • Work with Founder to conduct outreach and engagement with partnering organizations in the US to support the advancement of Walker’s Legacy, our programming, and growth
  • Develop and pitch creative story ideas to national, weekly and online press
  • Work in partnership with Programs to create successful copy campaigns
  • Communicate with contract writers providing directives, collecting stories and shaping content direction for the month
  • Graphic design experience also a plus
  • Developing powerpoint presentations
  • Providing communications and engagement with sponsors and corporate partners where appropriate and needed

Job Requirements

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Experience in public relations, media, corporate communications or advertising a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree (Communications or English majors preferred, but not required)
  • Experience using Canva, picmonkey or other graphic design platforms
  • Experiences using mailchimp, wordpress, and constant contact
  • High proficiency in Google suite of apps including Google Drive
  • Experience developing research (surveys, white papers, etc) into content (press materials, pitches, tv segments, infographics)
  • Ideate projects based on the strategic direction and use data to drive resource decisions
  • Budget management
  • Superior organizational and follow-up skills, good interpersonal relationship skills and the ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work with ambiguity
  • Ability to work autonomously or with a team
  • Self-starter and self-sufficient: Would you google before you inquired?

To apply:

Please submit resume, letter of interest, and salary requirements to info@walkerslegacy.com. Subject for email submission must be “Candidate for Communications Associate – Walker’s Legacy” All submissions without this will be discarded.

Walker's Legacy

Walker’s Legacy is a digital platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman and exists to inspire, equip, and engage through thought-provoking content, educational programming, and a global community.

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Walker's Legacy is a growing global women in business collective founded to establish networks of empowerment and access for women of color in business.