Media Relations Specialist

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Communications and Marketing
Communications (EUV)
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.


Reporting to and partnering with the division's Enterprise Communications Directors, this position will work to map stories among Emory's many that meet key, University-wide media pillars, and, once told, enhance its reputation, especially among alumni and donor communities.



  • This position is a media relations generalist within the Enterprise Communications function within the Communications and Marketing division.
  • Employs media relations skills and experience that demonstrate an understanding of how to craft reputation-enhancing stories in partnership with journalists and influencers.
  • Will be assigned to several 'beats' within the University.
  • As a result, a proven history developing connections and outreach plans for a variety of reputation-enhancing stories, will be helpful.
  • Activates a cross-platform strategy, leveraging owned, earned, and social media channels.
  • Performs other duties as required.



  • A bachelor's degree in a related field and three years of experience in media relations, public relations, community affairs, or journalistic/writing experience.
  • Prior experience in higher-education is preferred.
  • A proven track record in building and managing audiences across emerging media.
  • Experience in developing connections and media plans that deliver on strategies outlined by the wider earned (media relations) team.
  • Understanding of and experience in driving engagement via owned media (social media).
  • Experience in leveraging analytical approaches to monitor the success of placements against engagement goals.



  • Experience with media relations, AP style writing, press releases, and pitching media is strongly desired.


NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future.  Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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