Media Relations Manager

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Office of University Communications
November 12, 2020
101 McCauley St., CB 6210, Chapel Hill, NC
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Reporting to the Director of Media Relations, and working with colleagues in the Office of University Communications and communications professionals within schools and units, the Media Relations Manager will develop strategies to position the University as a world-class research institution and will have the ability to communicate about these subjects in plain language to the media and across content platforms.

The Media Relations Manager will own a portfolio that covers areas such as finance and operations, sustainability, admissions, financial aid and other issues and units as needed.

The Media Relations Manager serves as an initial point of contact for representatives of the news media and develops and maintains relationships with journalists at media outlets to help ensure smooth communication of often complex issues to ensure the ability to engage the journalists with story ideas and expert recommendations. The Media Relations Manager maintains strong working relationships with subject matter experts across the campus, including, but not limited to, senior university leaders, department leads and communicators.

The Media Relations Manager will have a detailed working knowledge of issues and trends in the areas of higher education operations, admissions and sustainability as well as a general knowledge of University policy and operations. In addition to initiatives related to these areas, s/he is expected to provide support for other activities in the Office of University Communications as needed.

For more information about how to apply for this position, visit the University's Human Resources website:

Closes: 11/27/20

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