Rutgers University–New Brunswick is seeking a Director of Public and Media Relations.
Responsible for the development and execution of messaging, communication strategies, procedures and plans for effectively advancing Rutgers University–New Brunswick through news, social media and digital media.
Develops media and communications strategies that best promote the work done by Rutgers–New Brunswick faculty, staff and students;
Serves as the primary spokesperson between Rutgers–New Brunswick and the media;
Manages issues and crisis communications for Rutgers–New Brunswick;
Handles emergency communications planning and implementation for Rutgers–New Brunswick;
Develops internal messaging and communications channels to effectively communicate important information to Rutgers–New Brunswick faculty, staff, students and other key stakeholders;
Manages the day-to-day operations and staff of the Office of Public and Media Relations; and works collaboratively with communicators across Rutgers–New Brunswick to implement coordinated communications plans.
Home Location Campus: College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
Experience in communications in higher education or in a large, complex institution preferred, but not required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Requires a demonstrated ability to persuasively market and promote stories; experience with media placement; strong media contacts; skills in planning; organizing, integrating information; making decisions; attaining results; and rewarding and motivating staff.
Also requires excellent communication skills with the ability to adapt writing for print or electronic media; and computer literacy to include news sources, and general publications specific software.
Department: UCM-Media Relations-Z26907
Must be willing to use personal vehicle and to travel out of town for university business.
Must be available at nights and on weekends as needed.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was ...at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.
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