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Director of Media Relations
The University of Akron

Date Posted Apr. 26, 2018
Title Director of Media Relations
University The University of Akron
Department The University of Akron
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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  • Akron, OH
    United States
  • Director/Manager
  • Public Relations/Marketing

Director of Media Relations
The University of Akron
Akron, OH

The University of Akron is looking for a dynamic and creative leader who can bring a strategic approach to the media relations effort. This position is for a full-time Director of Media Relations.

The Director of Media Relations will manage media outreach and implement strategies and tactics to enhance UA’s image and visibility and the public’s appreciation for the accomplishments of students, faculty and leadership in advancing the mission and vision of the University.

You will direct the media relations staff to align media outreach with the goals of the University and to respond effectively to the needs of diverse media outlets. Working closely with the vice president/chief communication and marketing officer, you will align external communications with campus communications to ensure consistency and effectiveness of messaging.

You will be required to understand the rapidly-changing media landscape and adapt communications strategies to ensure increased positive visibility for the University in traditional and new media. In addition, you will assist in managing crisis communications processes and procedures, as well as other duties as assigned. You will need to be on call 24/7.

Required Qualifications

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of ten years of experience in media relations, public relations, or relevant communications, and the ability to work well with diverse constituencies
  • Excellent communications skills and the skill sets required for effective storytelling
  • Experience in direct supervision as the position is a first-line supervisor

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

For complete details and to apply visit:
Job ID # 10835

  • The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution. It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information or status as a veteran. The University is also committed to the principles of affirmative action and acts in accordance with state and federal laws.

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