<p>Media Relations (20%): Serve as the Carlson School’s primary contact with media outlets. This involves monitoring media coverage of issues that may involve the Carlson School either directly or indirectly, fielding inquiries from the news media and executing the appropriate course of action, and proactively engaging the media to produce stories designed to advance the School’s strategic interests. Serve as point person within the Marketing & Communications team for crisis communication strategies and practices. The position will also be responsible for identifying and securing internal sources for news stories by developing and maintaining positive working relationships with Carlson School faculty and staff and the University News Service.<br /><br />Faculty Advancement (20%): Lead the development of communications designed to promote the quality of the Carlson School’s faculty and research to other colleges and universities worldwide.<br /><br />Executive and Internal Communications (20%): Serve as point person for the Dean on speaking remarks for a variety of functions as well as select communication materials (e.g. email, letters, blog posts, commencement, etc.) Review and edit all quotes from the Dean prior to use in school’s marketing communications materials. Additional duties include facilitation and process oversight/improvements for internal communications within the Carlson School.<br /><br />Strategic Content Collaboration (20%): Partner, plan and collaborate with internal creative and marketing & communication team members, as well as across the University and with external partners on content creation opportunities. This includes but is not limited to video, social media, blog, website content, earned media and paid media partnerships.<br /><br />Staff Management (20%): Manage and coach team of direct and indirect reports. Manage and prioritize resources (internal and external), team workload, determine the need for outsourcing projects to external vendors, assist in addressing the individual personnel needs and issues of the team, practice and support established accounting and personnel policies and procedures of the Carlson School of Management.<br /><br /> </p>
<p>Required Qualifications</p><ul><li>Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing or related field or non-communication related degree with additional two years of professional communications experience</li><li>Six years of professional communications experience. Non-communications degreed individuals must have eight years of progressive responsibility in communications</li><li>Demonstrated skill, knowledge, and ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally, writing and in presentation</li><li>Highly collaborative style, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal colleagues, external partners and the public</li><li>Strong organizational, project management and problem solving skills</li><li>Media relations experience</li><li>Experience working with executive level leadership</li></ul><p>Preferred Qualifications</p><ul><li>Two-to-three years experience as a people manager</li><li>Master’s degree in communication, business administration, public administration or related field</li><li>Employee/internal communications experience</li><li>Experience developing measurement strategies and/or plans relating to earned media</li><li>Social media and/or content strategy experience</li></ul>
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