Reporting to the Executive Director for News and Strategic Communications, the Director of Media Relations is responsible for strategically and proactively raising the local, national and international profile of Barnard College.
Primary responsibilities involve leading the College's media relations strategy and efforts; creating and executing the College's media strategy plan; identifying media opportunities through such thought-leadership efforts as op-eds, developing and distributing story content for internal and external media outlets and other communication channels; effectively and expeditiously responding to media inquiries; preparing and training senior leadership, faculty and administrators for media interactions; reporting and writing stories for the web and other platforms; and serving as a spokesperson for the College.
Department: Communications - Media Relations
Required Qualification Summary:
A minimum of a baccalaureate degree and at least 8 years of relevant public relations, communications or journalism experience.
Direct experience working with the media and/or serving as a spokesperson for an organization.
Expertise in executing media and press training; issues management and crisis communications.
Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.
Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. Ours is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.