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Job ID: 2023-16412 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Communications and Public Relations
The Media Relations Specialist plays a crucial role on the media relations team in the Office of Communications as it works to advance Princeton Universityâ™s priorities through productive, professional relationships with journalists. The Media Relations Specialist works closely with colleagues across campus to develop and disseminate accurate, timely information that allows journalists to accurately represent the University in their coverage. The Media Relations Specialist plans and executes proactive outreach to media; responds to media inquiries in a timely way; and supports media relations in crisis situations.
The ideal candidate is detail-oriented with strong writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills; and enthusiasm for a collaborative workplace. The Media Relations Specialist must also be proactive and able to see tasks through to completion; have the ability to juggle multiple, often high-pressure deadlines; and possess an interest in journalism and media engagement.
Monitoring and responding to incoming media requests
Planning and executing proactive media outreach
Researching and developing materials including messaging points, briefings and news releases
Coordinating media interviews, campus visits and media outreach
Supporting crisis response communications
Maintaining and expanding media contact database
At least two years of experience working in a public relations firm, news media company or equivalent professional environment.
Associate of arts degree or higher
Excellent attention to detail.
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills in an environment with people from a variety of backgrounds.
Moderate to advanced skills using PowerPoint, PhotoShop or equivalent presentation and photo/graphic editing software
Knowledge of and familiarity with higher education and Princeton University.
Knowledge and familiarity with news media and social media platforms.
Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.
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