Director of Media Relations

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Office of University Communications
November 5, 2021
101 McCauley Street, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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UNC-Chapel Hill’s Office of University Communications 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 be a part of the communications strategy and response for the nation’s first 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. This person plays a pivotal role in developing the messages and strategies for the University’s communications on a wide range of topics and issues in higher education and provides counsel directly to senior leaders in the administration and around the University.

Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Strategic Communications, the Director of Media Relations is a senior leader position on the University’s communications team and is responsible for successfully planning, executing and evaluating a strategic media relations program that promotes Carolina’s mission and work as a leading global research university. The director manages the daily operations of the media relations team of seven people. At the same time, he or she works closely with communications professionals across campus to provide strategic consultation and direction on media relations initiatives. Under the leadership of the director, the media relations team creates the messages, content and pitches that promote the University, its people and programs. Someone who has a fresh approach to media relations and creative content is welcome.

For more information about this position, please visit Applications close on December 6, 2021.

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