Assistant Manager, PR & Social Media

Marketing & Communications New York, New York




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The Ad Council, America’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to using communications to drive social change, is seeking a candidate with strong social media, communications and public relations skills to work with members of our Public Relations/Social Media team to further the reach and impact of the Ad Council’s campaigns and brand.


The selected candidate will be a core member of teams dedicated to 6-8 national social good campaigns and will work closely with the Branding and Thought Leadership team to support the Ad Council’s overall branding efforts.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Ideating and helping to develop and execute PR and social media strategies and content for both social good campaigns and the Ad Council brand
  • Working on the development of the Ad Council brand social strategy, creating content to support it and managing social communities (primary channels include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube)
  • Developing press and social media materials including strategic plans, press releases, pitches, newsletter items, blog posts and messaging for social communities
  • Identifying, onboarding and managing external agencies, vendors and partners for content production, media relations, talent engagement and other types of programs
  • Assisting in developing materials for the Ad Council’s internal and external events, such as drafting remarks for senior leadership for board meetings, panel appearances, and other opportunities to tell the brand story
  • Monitoring, reporting, and analyzing Ad Council, campaign, issue and industry news coverage and social media content performance
  • Assisting public relations/social media team with day-to-day activities such as background research on reporters, influencers/creators and potential content partners



  • Excellent writer – proven ability to adapt style and approach for various mediums/audiences
  • Strong project management skills, including organization, prioritization and attention to detail
  • Social Media and PR savvy – fluency with social strategies across a range of platforms and public relations tactics
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple projects simultaneously and adapting quickly to changing circumstances and opportunities 
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to build strong relationships both internally and with external partners
  • 1-2 years of experience conducting public relations and/or social media programs preferred




The Ad Council is where creativity and causes converge at scale. We are a New York-based national non-profit organization, bringing together the brightest minds in the marketing, media, advertising and tech industries to create changed around the most critical social issues facing our country. The Ad Council initiates, produces and activates communications campaigns that drive awareness and behavior change, creating a lasting impact on American life. We produce content that ignites new ideas, increases the health, education, and safety of our nation, and literally saves lives.


We are behind the iconic social good communications programs featuring Smokey Bear, "Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk" and the viral campaign "Love Has No Labels" that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusion. We work hand in hand with the leading non-profit organizations, government agencies, corporate brands and media companies to develop over 40 national social good campaigns each year including Suicide Prevention, Gun Safety, Bullying Prevention, STEM for Girls, Pet Adoption and Texting and Driving Prevention.

The Ad Council team uses all the tools in communications arsenal including developing PSAs and social media content, engaging talent, gaming, conducting media relations and grassroots marketing, and creating chat bots, digital and live events to raise awareness around social causes. We also have the opportunity to work with our Board of Director companies such as Amazon, Facebook, Google/YouTube, Vice and R/GA to leverage the latest tactics, tools and platforms that will have the most significant social impact.

To learn more about the Ad Council and its impactful campaigns, visit, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or view our PSAs on YouTube.

At the Ad Council, we value and celebrate the unique characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. Diversity is the foundation of our work and allows us to reimagine how we reach our audiences. It is not simply our belief, but our duty, to cultivate a team that is representative of the American people. Only then can we drive true, measurable, and life-changing impact on the most important issues facing our country today.

The Ad Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, national origin, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran or any other legally protected status.

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The Ad Council invites all qualified interested applicants to apply for career opportunities. If you are a person with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact please submit your request through one of the following methods listed below:

Fax (212) 922-1676 or

US Mail to the Advertising Council

Attn: Human Resources

815 2nd Avenue; 9th Floor

New York, NY 10017


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