Central CA: Communications Team Member (Virtual and/or In-Person)

Central CA: Communications Team Member (Virtual and/or In-Person)

Join our Communications team to help tell the Red Cross story! This team connects the public with our mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering and works to capture the work we do in the community. In doing this, they support recruiting new volunteers, developing partners, providing safety education, and supporting donors. Our team has a wide range of experience levels ranging from students to marketing and public affairs professionals—so this would be a fit for you whether are looking to learn and gain experience and/or are a seasoned veteran at the craft! You can pick a role on this team that fits both your interest and availability such as: * Visual Storyteller/Videographer * Blogger * Social Engagement & Content Creator * Disaster Public Affairs Team Member

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Central California Region

Key Responsibilities

Choose to remain entirely virtual or a mix of in-person and virtual!

 Depending on the role within the department, key responsibilities may include:

  •  Serve as media spokesperson for local news outlets in person, over the phone or through Skype interviews.
  • Work with chapter and regional leadership to write and pitch local stories to local media.
  • Write and distribute media advisories and press releases.
  • Maintain list of subject matter experts to speak with media.
  • Maintain media log of queries, interviews and news stories.
  • Monitoring for and engaging with any social media posts mentioning the Central California Region Red Cross
  • Replying to people who have Red Cross-related questions or who are looking for health and safety courses
  • Connecting people seeking help with proper community resources
  • Take photos and/or video at events, trainings and disasters in accordance with Red Cross brand standards
  • Capture portraits, candids and/or studio shots to tell the Red Cross story of service delivery


  • Able to submit writing samples upon request.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Comfortable using a computer, email, and social media platforms
  • Requirements include proficiency in AP writing style. 
  • Background in journalism, public relations, communications, or a related field is strongly recommended.
  • Strong skill and technique in photography and/or videography (has own equipment) 

Time Commitment

varies based on position and if there is an active disaster relief operation, but generally ranges from 5-10 hours a month

Development Opportunities

Great opportunity to hone written communication skills, hone current public affairs, and learn new skills as well.Development opportunity to become a national disaster response Public Affairs Volunteer.

Length of Appointment

Minimum of 1 year, renewable


Outside of Communications team may partner with local Executive Director, Volunteer Services Team, Community Volunteer Leaders, and Volunteer Leaders across all lines of service .


  • Red Cross misison, history, policies and procedures
  • Social Media, Public Affairs training as relates to Red Cross
  • Online training in Disaster Servies (classes are assigned)

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