Media Relations and Communications Specialist

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Media Relations and Communications Specialist

 

Description:The Media Relations and Communications Specialist works under the direction of the Director of Marketing and Communication on WAMU’s external and internal corporate positioning.  (S)he will develop media relations and communications strategies to raise the prominence of the station within the region and nationally, in addition to writing all copy for press releases, media advisories, newsletters, programs, speeches, annual reports and other deliverables for print, electronic, digital, social and on-air platforms. (S)he will contribute to the development of key messaging by audience segment and ensure those messages are integrated and updated across all communications.Educational Requirements:A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is required.Minimum Requirements:

  • At least three years demonstrated experience in media relations, public affairs, communications, marketing or related fields
  • Strong writing, editing, and verbal communication skills necessary
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing various writing styles
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Must be creative, detail-oriented, organized, and capable of multi-tasking many projects often on tight deadlines

Additional Information:Attendance at occasional evening and weekend events required.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.

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