Media Specialist – Mid-City CAN

Would you like to work at Mid-City CAN? We currently have our Media Specialist position open.

Mid-City CAN’s mission is to create a safe, productive, and healthy community through collaboration, advocacy, and organizing. In its 27th year, Mid-City CAN plays an essential role in the community of City Heights community by facilitating dialogue, identifying common issues, spearheading advocacy efforts, and training residents to take leadership roles in affecting change.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Media Specialist will work in partnership with staff and community leaders in City Heights in the design and on-going implementation of media campaigns and communication’s plans. The Media Specialist analyzes the audience, develops media campaigns and media opportunities in mainstream and ethnic media channels, manages content on the Mid-City CAN website and social media sites, develops communications strategies for a highly diverse audience in multiple languages, manages graphic design and video, provides media education and training to community members, and other duties as assigned. The Media Specialist will support the goal of mobilizing community and assist in identifying and advocating for change.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

֍  Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism and /or commensurate experience as a Communications Specialist or Manager, Media Specialist or Manager, Journalist, Public Relations Professional, or in related field 
֍  Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience  
֍  Knowledge of underlying principles for the use of media advocacy to advocate for change 
֍  Ability to translate community-based planning objectives into media advocacy  
֍  Ability to work evenings and weekends with occasional overnight travel  
֍  Experience with and respect for diverse cultures 
֍  Experience in public speaking and making presentations 
֍  Familiarity with communications for community organizing and policy advocacy a plus 
֍  Bilingual ability to speak, read and write in Spanish a plus 
֍  Access to reliable transportation and willing to use it for job-related tasks


The salary range for this full-time, exempt position is commensurate with work experience, skills and educational background.


Please submit your cover sheet and resumes to Daniela Barron, (in subject line write: Media Specialist Position). Or apply by going to Mission Edge San Diego’s Career page:

Mission Edge San Diego provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, age, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, caregiver status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws

CLICK HERE to see the complete Media Specialist Job Description.

Mid-City CAN (Community Advocacy Network)