The Faculty Liaison and Public Relations Officer has primary responsibility for developing and implementing the integrated communications and media relations plan for the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, both IUB and IUPUI. Identifies, develops, and maintains relationships with media outlets looking for faculty expertise and research findings. Works closely with the Deans Office, faculty, and Academic Program leaders to uncover, write about, and pitch faculty news and research.
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
Develops and executes the School's media relations program. Works with the Dean's Office, faculty, and IU Communications and directly with local and national media outlets to generate stories, prepare news releases, plan media events, and otherwise increase the visibility of the School and its faculty, research, academic programs, students and alumni. Develops and writes all news releases representing the School and maintains and initiates contact with media members to encourage and invite media coverage.
Develops strategy (including crisis protocols) and content, with a focus on news and research, which can be used across O'Neill media platforms, including the website, blogs, social media, and outlets. Maintains and updates the O'Neill News and Media page. Works closely with Director of Marketing and Communications on both campuses to develop content that highlights the value and impact of faculty research.
Monitors media hits, develops brand health measures, and prepares regular media reports. Works with OMC to assess impact.
Participates in school and university-wide organizational meetings and activities as assigned. Attends key events with external constituents.
Assumes other responsibilities as assigned to enhance the image and reputation of the School and achieve its communications and media relations goals.
Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, English, public relations, or related field and two years of experience in a related field.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
Proficient communication skills. Maintains a high degree of professionalism. Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills. Demonstrates a high commitment to quality. Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty. Highly thorough and dependable. Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.
Five years of experience in communications, pubications, or media relations environment.
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
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