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Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Program Assistant for Creative Services and Marketing

Location: Baltimore, MD

Placement Type: Indirect Service

Concern Area: International Solidarity

LWR works with partners in 35 countries to provide relief and development, helping people grow food, improve health, strengthen communities and recover from disasters.  This position has duties and responsibilities that support LWR's outreach to both church and secular media, and that helps communicate news about LWR's work to constituents in ways that encourage their engagement with LWR. These duties include writing press releases, tracking media coverage of LWR, writing for LWR's newsletter, and communicating with LWR's constituents via postal mail, e-mail and telephone.  Volunteer will also assist with LWR's marketing efforts. The Volunteer needs good "people skills," excellent writing skills, the ability to articulate and integrate overseas humanitarian, development and justice concerns with one's faith, and a basic awareness of international humanitarian and development issues and events. Journalism, public relations or marketing experience are plusses.  www.lwr.org