Reporting to the Director of Campus and Media Relations, the Communications and Media Relations Manager is responsible for developing and managing campus communications and media relations initiatives, and handling routine and crisis communications for Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.
The Communications and Media Relations Manager will work closely with the Director of Campus and Media Relations to plan and execute media outreach strategies. The Manager will develop and implement strategic initiatives designed to increase national and international exposure of the College and engage prospective students and alumni, in support of the College’s academic, admissions and advancement goals, and institutional priorities.
The Communications and Media Relations Manager has a broad range of responsibilities including management of media relations, campus communications and content development for various channels.
Specific areas of responsibility include communications planning and strategy; developing strong relationships with local, national and international media; managing media outreach, tracking measurement of media placements and compiling related reports; researching and writing materials for the news media; researching and writing content for the Skidmore website and various digital media channels; developing content for weekly campus bulletins and Scope, Skidmore’s online and print alumni magazine.
Located 30 miles north of Albany, New York State's capital, Saratoga Springs is perennially short-listed as one of the most interesting and vibrant small cities in the U.S. Famed for
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About Skidmore College
Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.In the universe of selective, private liberal arts colleges, Skidmore's distinctiveness is expressed in the statement that "Creative Thought Matters". This idea reflects not only the historical strength of the College's programs in the fine and performing arts but also the understanding that creativity is required for achievement in any area of human endeavor.The city of Saratoga Springs is widely recognized as one of America's great communities. It is located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, within a three-to-four-hour drive from New York City, Boston or Montreal. Travel & Leisure calls Saratoga Springs one of "America's Greatest Main Streets" as well as "one of the best college towns in the nation," Money Magazine says it's one of the nation's top 100... places to live, and Princeton Review describes it as a "perfect college town." It's a community rich in history and tradition. Famed mineral waters, a Revolutionary War battlefield, and the nation's oldest thoroughbred racetrack represent portions of that history. Also, it's a community of arts and culture. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is the summer home to the New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and a performing venue for top rock and jazz musicians.The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!