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The Director of Media Relations advances the university’s mission by developing and executing a comprehensive media strategy encompassing campus, local, national and international media, and serves as UMBC’s primary media spokesperson.
Why Work at UMBC?
UMBC offers competitive compensation. This role starts at $110,000and has over 4 weeks of vacation for regular full time roles. Tuition remission is also available.
Serve as university spokesperson, responding to media inquiries and sharing information proactively with journalists; manage news conferences, press briefings and media on campus
Develop and execute a comprehensive media strategy comprising campus, local, national and international media
Provide expert strategic consultation, training and support, including media briefings and logistical support, for media relations to the University President and members of senior leadership
Partner with colleagues in University Communications and Marketing in executing media strategy, especially across social media channels and in providing media support to UMBC faculty, staff and students as appropriate
Serve as a member of the university’s crisis communications team and support all emergency management efforts
Cultivate relationships with members of the press and pitch stories in service of advancing the university’s strategic priorities for brand recognition and differentiation among key audiences
Lead the tracking and analysis of media coverage and the sharing of coverage among internal audiences; manage vendor relationships for media tools
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree and five years of experience in media relations or public relations
Seven or more years of experience in media relations and/or public relations, including experience in higher education and as a media spokesperson
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.
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