In partnership with the Associate Vice President for Media and Public Affairs, develops issues/crisis media statements if needed.
Writes news summaries.
Pitches expert advisories, news stories and research to journalists.
Builds and maintains lists of reporters.
Uses monitoring services such as Meltwater to track coverage and compile quarterly metric reports.
Measurably increases media coverage.
Maintains and enhances relationships with key members of the mainstream and trade media.
Collaborates in strategic planning to create focused and effective media campaigns.
Leads the development and staffing of press conferences.
Works closely with faculty and deans to stay current on upcoming research and science news.
Collaborates closely with the content and social teams.
Plans, develops and disseminates information designed to keep the public informed of the organization's programs, accomplishments, or point of view, with moderate levels of guidance and direction.
Solves a range of straightforward problems, as work assignments are difficult and broad in nature, usually requiring originality and ingenuity.
Performs other related work as needed.
At least five years of experience in media relations and/or journalism.
Extensive experience working with media in print, broadcast, etc.
Familiarity with and history of working in the sciences, engineering or technology.
Superior writing skills.
Demonstrated ability to place stories and build media relationships.
Excellent news judgment.
Effective interpersonal communication skills.
Juggle multiple projects at once.
Proven ability to write about technical ideas in a way that captures their depth and complexity, while also making them understandable to the general public.
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