Primary Role

Enhance the image of the college through researching and preparing news stories, press releases, and interest articles, and responding to media inquiries.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research, prepare and submit articles, news stories and press releases to media sources for publication. Interview appropriate sources to gather needed background and information.
  • Develop relationships with external media sources to promote and assist with coverage of newsworthy stories at the college. Read numerous media to identify trends and styles.
  • Contribute to design, editing, and writing of department publications including brochures, flyers, and newsletters.
  • Assist with developing and planning of promotional programs to promote college activities and events through a variety of media.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Supervision Required/Given

Receives general direction and guidance. Receives specific writing and publicity assignments from interested parties. Must work collaboratively with diverse individuals and groups. Supervises student assistants.

Position Qualifications

  • Knowledge and capabilities normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor's Degree in journalism or media relations or a related academic program or an equivalent combination of education and writing experience.
  • Three years of professional writing/media relations experience sufficient to demonstrate competencies with: creative writing, news media coverage, interviewing and researching and PC software applications.