Associate Director, Media Relations and Health Sciences Communications

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Exec.V.P. for Health Affairs
WHSC Communications
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Business Operations
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.



  • Develops and implements media relations and/or publications programs and oversees media relations and/or publications for specific colleges and schools.
  • Assists in strategic public relations planning and implementation including, media relations, publications and periodicals, crises communication and issues management.
  • Develops relationships with journalists and oversees and implements new methods for media relations efforts.
  • Edits texts and works with clients and designers to produce publications.
  • May supervise staff and production of news and public information materials.


  • Bachelor's degree in public relations, journalism or related field, and five years experience in writing, editing or public relations, OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


  • The Associate Director, Media Relations and Health Sciences Communications, is an accomplished communications professional who executes communications strategies with a deep understanding of large complex academic and health care organizations.
  • They will be an accomplished strategic and operational partner with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience as a media relations professional, writer and editor.
  • Demonstrated creative communications and business skills.
  • Ability to conceptualize and articulate strategic communications plans with an understanding of the diversity of the internal and external audience.
  • Management/coordination of patient and customer focused organization is desirable to include direct oversight of employees and strategic projects.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs.  Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of department. This role requires residency in the state of GA. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.



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Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.
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