Bachelor's degree and at least eight years of public relations, media relations and communications experience in academia, business, government, science, research or other non-profit sectors.
Strong writing, editing and verbal skills and comfort with scientific, technical or other complex subject matter are required, along with excellent judgment, analytical ability, solid news sense, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of departments and individuals.
Experience with public relations strategic planning and implementation; some issues/crisis management experience preferred.
The selected individual must possess the proven ability to be a self-starter tackling a variety of public relations challenges.
S/he must have enthusiasm for and demonstrated success in securing positive media coverage of institutional programs and research at an academic setting or comparable organization.
Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office, and familiarity with digital and social media tools necessary.
Experience in multimedia
Experience in print, broadcast, or online journalism and social media.
Familiarity with general academic and scientific research practices (various types of research, peer review, publication, etc.)
Experience with Meltwater, Cision, EurekAlert, Photoshop and similar tools.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer. Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.