Public Relations Associate

21 Dec, 2021


Public Relations Associate

Boston University
Boston, MA

Tracking Code7183


Originally established in 1848 as the New England Female Medical College, and incorporated into Boston University in 1873, Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) today is a leading academic medical center with an enrollment of more than 700 medical students and 950 students pursuing degrees in graduate medical sciences. BUSM faculty contribute to approximately 675 active grants and contracts, with total anticipated awards valued at more than $700 million in amyloidosis, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, cancer, infectious diseases, pulmonary disease and dermatology, among other areas. The Schools teaching affiliates include Boston Medical Center, its primary teaching hospital, the Boston VA Healthcare System, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, Mass., Kaiser Permanente in northern California, as well as Boston HealthNet, a network of 15 community health centers.


A key member of the communications team, the Public Relations Associate creates compelling content to promote the School of Medicine, its faculty, students and research to internal/external audiences, which can be deployed across all communications channels. The office operates as a fast-paced, in-house agency, and the work is deadline driven.


Essential Functions:

50% Content creator/storyteller; write pieces for website, magazine and occasionally press releases

25%: Manage social media program and provide content for social media channels

10%: Manage digital signage program

10%: Serve as a backup to write and produce weekly news and events emails for BUSM, BUMC

5%: Post stories to website


Required Skills


B.A. or B.S journalism, public relations or communications, with 3-5 years of communications experience in academic medicine. Familiarity with healthcare a plus.


Outgoing personality who enjoys a fast-paced environment. Excellent written and oral skills; must be proficient at multi-tasking; possess excellent time management skills, flexibility, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Proficiency with AP Style. Experience working in WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop; familiarity with HTML a plus. Experience in videography and video editing software a plus.


For consideration, a resume, cover letter, writing samples is required.


This position is eligible for Boston University’s generous benefits package including health, dental, life insurance, tuition remission, paid time off, and so much more!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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Job posted: 2021-12-21