Classification Title: Public Information Director II
College/Division: Division of Communications
Department: COMM Public Relations
Advertised Salary Range: $49,594 - $60,000
Advertised Job Summary:
The Media Relations manager is responsible for developing and implementing earned media opportunities for new initiatives tied to the university's Strategic Plan. This includes developing external messaging, media pitches and serving as a media liaison for project queries. The position also is responsible for serving as a media ambassador; proactively establishing and maintaining strong professional relationships with key media outlets in South Carolina and beyond and serving as a university spokesperson. The position also requires close collaboration with communicators from a variety of academic and administrative units across the UofSC Columbia campus and the UofSC system.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
Master's degree and 2 years professional experience related to the development and dissemination of informational material, or Bachelor's degree and 4 years related experience.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Internal Number: 98160
About The University of South Carolina
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.