Public Relations Coordinator

15 Aug, 2021


Public Relations Coordinator

University of the People

Remote – US


We are looking for Public Relations Coordinator to review, identify and develop student stories for distribution to the news media; maintain student stories database; write press releases and pitch stories to the news media; and create and update media distribution lists.

This role will be a member of the UoPeople Office of Public Affairs and will partner closely with internal marketing teams to identify and promote student stories.



  • Review student story submissions in CRM and identify stories for potential distribution to the news media.
  • Lead and maintain student stories database.
  • Conduct background research on potential student stories, interview students, and write compelling student profiles.
  • Research and write press releases on new academic programs, partnerships, etc.
  • Pitch student stories and press releases to targeted media.
  • Create and maintain media distribution lists.
  • Monitor relevant news coverage of higher education reporters and editors.
  • Collaborate with members of the marketing team to identify potential student stories and share student profiles on social media and the university’s website.
  • Provide research and writing support to the VP for Public Affairs.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • 2-3 years of public relations or communications experience with a proven track record of media placements.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Familiarity with Associated Press style guide.
  • Basic ability to work with CRM system.
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree



  • Ability to work with university’s CRM to identify potential student stories.
  • Ability to research and write compelling student stories and press releases.
  • Ability to pitch stories to targeted news media.
  • Ability to use database to create and maintain media distribution lists.
  • Service driven, comfortable working with internal teams including marketing team.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment



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Job posted: 2021-08-15