The Communication Manager in the central Office of University Communications provides strategic expertise to departments and schools throughout the University of Pittsburgh.
Primary responsibilities focus on finding compelling and newsworthy stories throughout campus and then pursuing creative ways to disseminate Pitt's most impactful news to key audiences, locally, nationally and internationally.
Communication managers write stories for the university's online news service, proactively pitch story ideas to members of the media, arrange interviews with faculty and help manage media needs during events or emergencies. They also serve as liaisons to university partners as they access an array of communication services provided by the office, including marketing, website services, social media, internal and external communications and event promotion. In facilitating these relationships, communication managers seek to understand the goals and opportunities that lie within various areas of campus and provide strategic communications solutions that create the greatest impact within an evolving, multimedia news landscape.
Internal Number: 158329
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.
Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military..., conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.