Director of Media Relations

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Office of University Communications
October 1, 2021
101 McCauley Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, Chapel Hill, NC
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UNC-Chapel Hill’s University Communications department is seeking a Director of Media Relations for its best-in-class media relations team. This is a perfect position for a highly seasoned communications professional who wants to develop messages and stories for the nation’s first and best public university. An understanding of news cycles and how to craft strategies and messages are a must, as well as proven experience empathetically managing a high-functioning team in a fast-paced environment.

The Director of Media Relations holds a senior position on the University’s communications team and is responsible for successfully planning, executing and evaluating a strategic media relations program that supports the University’s goals and priorities and the overall communications and marketing strategy of the University Communications department. The director manages the daily operations of the media relations team and works with communications professionals across campus on media relations initiatives. Under the leadership of the director, the media relations team will produce content about Carolina, work aggressively to strategically place University people and programs in a wide range of broadcast, print and internet media, and respond to queries about the University from media and other national sources.

For more information and to apply, refer to The position closes on October 18, 2021.

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