Senior Media Relations Specialist

24 Jul, 2021


Senior Media Relations Specialist

The George Washington University
Washington, DC

Posting Details
Job Description Summary:
The Office of Communications and Marketing is currently seeking a Senior Media Relations Specialist. The division combines communications, marketing and creative services to support the university’s initiatives.

This senior position identifies and develops stories for media, arranges news coverage, and generally provides media relations management for assigned academic departments, programs and administrative offices.

This position typically advises and coordinates with university leadership to identify and develop proactive opportunities for media coverage of university experts, announcements and initiatives. This position pitches stories to news media, facilitates interviews with GW leaders and experts, responds to media inquiries, and serves as a media relations representative at high profile events.

The ideal candidate must have superb writing and editing skills as this position typically writes news releases, news tips cutline, etc., for dissemination to the news media and prepares media coverage reports and other information to highlight media placements. Candidates must have a proven track record of successful promotions. Experience as a journalist and some knowledge of legal topics a plus.

Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:
Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 3 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:
Typical Hiring Range $59,335.74 – $81,600.15

Will this job require the employee to work on site? Yes
Employee Onsite Status Hybrid
Telework: No
Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status
Internal Applicants Only? No
Posting Number: S009988
Job Open Date: 07/08/2021
Job Close Date:
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.
EEO Statement:
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Job posted: 2021-07-24