Organization:  The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Position:  Journalist/Public Relations Specialist
About the Organization:

The world’s leading anti-fraud organization, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

Job Description:

Looking for a chance to grow professionally, work in a fun environment, and most importantly, do work that matters? The world’s leading anti-fraud organization, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), is looking for a Public Relations Specialist to support our mission of reducing fraud worldwide. We’re looking for someone with established public relations or journalism experience who has some familiarity with business/financial media. Fraud is a hot topic in the news and we want someone eager to learn more about the details of fraud prevention and translate technical jargon or data into a hook that will catch a journalist’s eye. In this role you will work with employees across multiple departments and with our industry-leading members, so demonstrated interpersonal skills are necessary. This role also allows you to stretch your creative muscles not only through writing, but helping create videos, infographics, podcasts and more. Curiosity, creativity, attention to detail, a strong writing background and an ability to work under tight deadlines are all important. It’s a great opportunity for anyone looking to grow their expertise in not only public relations, but also to understand more about fraud, emerging technology, professional development and regulation in an ever-growing field.

In this position, you will drive exposure and media coverage for the ACFE by developing and managing the public relations plan and communications strategy collaboratively with the communications and management teams. You will be expected to handle any incoming media requests, cultivate relationships with journalists at outlets like the Wall Street Journal and CNBC, regularly pitch experts for interviews, share embargoed reports and write and edit marketing collateral, corporate communications and press releases.

We offer outstanding benefits with a worthwhile mission. You’ll enjoy a competitive salary, flexible schedules, ample vacation time, generous employer-paid insurance, tuition reimbursement, an unbeatable 401k plan (it’s truly unbeatable) and more. And maybe we’re biased, but you’ll also be working with a great team of fun, collaborative coworkers.

Candidate Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications or a related field required.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of journalism, public relations or marketing and communications experience.
  • Knowledge of financial, business and trade publications and opportunities. Familiarity with international publications a plus.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • An acute sense of judgment, tact and diplomacy.
  • Effective usage of English grammar, syntax and punctuation; thorough understanding of style and current English usage.
  • Proficient in AP Style.
  • Experience blending AP Style with a house style a plus.
  • Experience working with Cision or other media/PR service a plus.Proven skills in organizing work, attending to detail, taking direction, managing time effectively and handling multiple tasks in a timely manner.
  • Skills in collaborating with executives and staff across departments.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.
How to Apply: All applicants must apply through our HRIS system, Paycom: