Bachelor's degree; experience in journalism, public relations or communications; ability to effectively pitch and earn placement of news stories in print and electronic media; and an understanding of social media as a tool in strategic public relations. Excellent communication skills and an entrepreneurial attitude are essential. Also needed are sound news judgment, the ability to develop and execute communications strategies, experience in issue management and the ability to prioritize, follow through and work independently under tight deadlines.
This media relations professional will be responsible for identifying and placing news stories as part of comprehensive public relations strategies for a range of University clients. Duties will also include managing print, broadcast and online news inquiries; managing outreach within the University to cultivate additional faculty experts; crisis management; developing and implementing communications strategies for university initiatives and projects; and providing public relations services to university clients.
The University of Minnesota seeks an experienced media and public relations professional for its News Service, which is the university's primary media relations office and a unit within the Office of the Vice President for University Relations.
Interested candidates may apply online no later than April 20, 2010 by using the following quick link http://employment.umn.edu. Job requisition #165669. No mailed or faxed applications will be accepted. Please attach letter of application, resume', salary history and references.
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