Media Relations Manager (Temporary)

Communications · Any, California
Department Communications
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor
Compensation $55,000 - $75,000 depending on experience and location

Term:                   Temporary – 6 months 
Location:            Remote (any city/state)
Reports to:        Director of Communications
Status:                 Full time, exempt
Salary:                $55,000 - $75,000 depending on experience and location




Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation. (




Transgender Law Center’s Media Relations Manager will work at the heart of a movement of transgender people and allies collaborating to create a world where we are all free to define ourselves and our futures. We are looking for a motivated and mission-oriented person with a proven track record of securing media placements nationally and deep knowledge of and commitment to transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) communities and racial justice.


This temporary position will work with the Director of Communications to craft and execute communications strategies in support of TLC’s legal and programmatic work; secure coverage advancing TLC’s strategic priorities; and elevate TLC’s profile as the largest national trans-led organization. This temporary position will also work with TLC’s communications department to monitor breaking news, develop rapid response strategies, craft press and community materials, and work directly with reporters.




Public Relations

  • Serve as TLC’s primary point of contact with journalists, including pitching, scheduling interviews, and providing background
  • Prepare and distribute press releases, media advisories, and other press materials
  • Deepen and expand TLC’s existing relationships with broadcast, print, and online editors, producers, and reporters
  • Maintain organizational profile in media and lead efforts to secure coverage advancing TLC’s strategic priorities
  • Support in the development of organizational messaging and talking points
  • Place and, as needed, draft op-eds and letters to the editor
  • Manage TLC’s press database, including maintaining relevant and up-to-date press lists by issue area and media market


Rapid Response Communications

  • Monitor media, federal, and state developments impacting trans people
  • Develop messaging, talking points, and other materials
  • Provide background information and serve as a resource to reporters on breaking news and policy
  • Intervene with reporting and narratives that are harmful to trans communities
  • Conduct general reporter education on trans people and issues
  • Coordinate across departments to promote major developments in TLC’s work as well as with partner organizations on responding to policy developments, breaking news, upcoming SCOTUS decisions and election results.



  • Proven ability to communicate, engage, and build relationships with media representatives that demonstrates a commitment to racial, economic, and gender justice, and an understanding of the communities TLC represents
  • 3-5 years related experience in media relations, journalism, or related field
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of public relations software
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word
  • Ability to sort multiple priorities and respond to the needs of a fast-paced work environment
  • Experience working in teams with people from a variety of racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, religious, sexual, gender, and generational backgrounds
  • Strong level of emotional intelligence
  • Experience with communications related to litigation a plus
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus



Salary range is $55,000 - $75,000 depending on candidate’s experience and skills, as well as location of residence. Benefits include paid sick time and holidays.



Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please submit your application online here as promptly as possible. We cannot respond to telephone or email inquiries. 

Transgender Law Center is proud to be an affirmative action employer. Black people, folks of color, migrants, women, femmes, persons with disabilities, formerly detained or incarcerated people, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, nonbinary or intersex are particularly urged to apply.

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  • Location
    Any, California
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $55,000 - $75,000 depending on experience and location