Public Relations Manager

The American Printing House for the Blind (APH), a world leader in creating learning solutions and pathways to success for children and adults who are blind or visually impaired, is seeking a Public Relations Manager at our Louisville, KY headquarters. We are looking for a creative, detail-oriented communications professional with the ability to nurture a strong national media network and develop communication strategies to maintain and increase awareness of our organization, its brand and mission in the field of blindness and vision impairment.


Our ideal candidate will have strong writing skills and the ability to develop engaging content that will build and maintain a positive image for our organization. APH’s Public Relations Manager will establish and maintain relations with digital, online and traditional media outlets that will raise the level and quality of customer communication, acquisition, and retention. They will also have the ability, motivation, and responsibility to represent our international brand in a way that connects customers with the products and services they need to improve their lives, motivates key partners to support our mission, and changes the world’s attitude about the importance of learning equity.


The Public Relations Manager reports to the Marketing and Communications Director and will be responsible for developing an annual public relations plan including our social media strategy, drafting press releases/media advisories, responding to requests for information from media representatives, coordinating press conferences, handling crisis communications, and developing key message points. This position will also supervise and lead our social media team.




  • Develop public relations strategies for new and existing products, launches, and promotions
  • Plan and implement annual media calendar, and supporting strategies and campaigns, including social media calendars
  • Manage content to produce relevant, compelling media pitches, high-quality, informative, and interesting press releases, press kits, and related materials
  • Develop a crisis communications plan, draft talking points and strategies for crisis communication
  • Maintain and develop good relationships with media and key influencers
  • Organize promotional events and press conferences
  • Analyze media coverage; develop responses when needed
  • Create and manage PR budgets, deadlines, objectives, and schedules
  • Develop media activity reports
  • Keep annual calendars of events, targets, and activities organized
  • Consistently brainstorm and collaborate with team for new ideas and strategies
  • Advocates for and assures the highest accessibility standards in all communication from APH.




  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, business, or related field
  • 3-4 years of experience in PR or related field
  • Experience with technologies and best practices for campaigns across multiple platforms
  • Excellent computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, media monitoring dashboards and other web-based tools
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; strong copywriting and content creation skills
  • Up-to-date on latest industry trends; able to articulate trends and potential clearly and confidently
  • Strict adherence to company philosophy/mission statement
  • Strong project management skills with ability to supervise multiple projects
  • 1-2 years supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience in the advocacy setting a plus



To apply, please visit: If you have any issues with the online application, please contact 502-899-2243.


APH IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE.   An offer of employment is conditioned upon successfully passing a drug screening test.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, place of birth, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or protected veteran status.  EOE/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer