The Public Relations Coordinator performs strategic communications duties to increase American University Washington College of Law’s visibility through media relations, website and social media content and outreach, and external publications. Reporting to the Director of Public Relations and Marketing, the Public Relations Coordinator is primarily responsible for proactively generating publicity for the law school's diverse array of programs and faculty in support of the school’s overall public relations strategy. This position also plans and directs events designed to improve relations with the community, and coordinates faculty expert appearances with news outlets.
May need to be on call for public relations crises and work outside normal business hours.
American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.
Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Communication, Journalism, or related field.
A minimum 2 years with progressive relevant experience and experience working with upper-level management
Must have good interviewing, writing, and editing skills
Experience proactively pitching media
Candidate must be a highly organized, motivated individual with initiative, flexibility, strong ability to multitask
Ability to work independently and in a group setting
Knowledge of associated press style
An interest in law/legal issues
Experience with online and social media communications and web content editing
Highly developed interpersonal skills
Internal Number: 12193
About American University
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