Manager of Media Relations- Technology/Academia - NYC Metro area

This client is a prestigious research institute in the NYC metro area.  Help tell the story about its gorgeous location, prestigious faculty, highly innovative special programs and research centers of excellence.

We're looking for a Manager of Media Relations to work with university leaders, communications and marketing professionals to maintain regular contact with national, local and trade media for stories about their cutting edge technology accomplishments.

The Manager of Media Relations will identify and pitch stories and arrange interviews with experts, manage multiple ongoing media requests and respond quickly to incoming inquiries from reporters.

The Manager of Media Relations will be responsible for drafting media materials and other written communication.

He or She will collaborate closely with content managers, social media managers, visual storytellers and key stakeholders across the campus to identify experts who can address emerging issues in the news.

We're looking for an articulate, savvy and experienced media professional who could be passionate about pushing forward the message of the university. finding new stories and opportunities.  Stories will focus on the school's legacy of technology, leading edge research in artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, quantum communications and biomedical engineering and their solutions focused approach to innovation across the sciences and humanities.

This position reports to the Director of Public Relations.  We're looking for approximately 5 years of experience handling PR for the technology or education sector.  The right person has excellent writing, research and editing skills, excellent news judgement and great interpersonal skills.


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