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Media Relations Manager

Position Deleted on 4/08/2011. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Cambridge, MA
Admin - Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
Full Time
Title: Media Relations Manager
Req Number: mit-00007643
Department: Office of the Vice President for Institute Affairs
FT/PT: Full Time
Employment / Payroll Category: Administrative

MEDIA RELATIONS MANAGER, News Office, to act as the deputy to the director of media relations, translating the News Office's vision and goals into projects, actions, and systems. Will ensure that the execution of the department's work is done to the highest professional standards; manage day-to-day department operations; work closely with the media during crises and emergencies; promote MIT news, research, and events to the news media and other internal/external audiences; pitch stories to national and international media outlets; prepare and distribute supporting press materials; organize media coverage of major announcements and initiatives; respond to inquiries and interview requests from reporters, producers, and the general public; plan and manage high-level projects, events, and campaigns that will generate increased visibility for MIT in the news media; and interact with journalists on a daily basis, cultivating relationships with key science and technology reporters.

REQUIREMENTS: four years of media relations experience; a bachelor's degree; experience managing projects, people, and the overall work and objectives of a public relations team or similar body; and superior interpersonal and communications skills, including the ability to interact with staff, high-level faculty, and the media. Seek highly organized and motivated individual who understands the workings of the news media. Must possess excellent writing skills; the ability to compose various types of basic business communications; and good spelling, grammar and proofreading skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Word, FileMaker, and Excel required. Should enjoy working both independently and as part of a team on a variety of projects in a busy office environment. MIT-00007643-P

Occasional evening and weekend hours will be required.

MIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, veteran status, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its employment policies and practices.
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