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Chief Media and Executive Communications Officer University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: 37145 Salary: Salary commensurate with skills, knowledge, and experience.
Position Description: UCLA Strategic Communications (StratComm) brings UCLA's mission and values to life by inspiring positive action as UCLA's lead storytellers, reflecting the multifaceted diversity of our university and surrounding communities. Demonstrating and reinforcing the university's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in all creative work is central to StratComm's success. We believe a workplace culture that values EDI practices is essential to building strong teams, which translates to robust ideas, strategies and creative content that resonate with UCLA's diverse audiences.
The Chief Media and Executive Communications Officer is responsible for directly supporting the Vice Chancellor Strategic Communications in developing the overarching strategic framework and development of communications for the university related to earned and owned media as well as leadership communications. The person in this role supervises four important units within Strategic Communications responsible for elevating and protecting the reputation of the nation's top-ranked public university, including: Issues Management, which responds to a wide variety of inquiries from members of the media, working closely with top leadership to develop responses and proactively plan for emergencies; Proactive Media (Pitching), a team dedicated to working with faculty, researchers and leadership to develop news releases and targeted pitches to increase positive stories about UCLA in earned media; Executive and Internal Communications, which creates speeches, presentations, campus internal communications, social media content and strategic themes for the senior executive leaders of the institution; and UCLA Media, which includes UCLA Newsroom and UCLA Magazine, the university's primary owned channels for news and information about the institution, highlighting research, initiatives, successes and profiling individuals across our diverse campus. The incumbent will also supervise a small operations team, which manages special projects and supports the teams listed above in working productively and effectively with other units in Strategic Communications from brand marketing to video production to strategic insights.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.
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