Media Relations Coordinator

Lexington, Virginia
$44,701/ minimum
May 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Media Relations Coordinator is a member of Washington and Lee’s Communications and Public Affairs team and is instrumental in helping tell W&L’s story to external audiences through news media. The coordinator must possess excellent communications skills and the ability to communicate W&L’s strategic messages by writing engaging news releases, conducting internal interviews and working with local and hometown media under the supervision of the Director of Media and Community Relations.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public relations, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience. Excellent written and oral communications skills. Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel, and an ability to adopt and maintain expertise in new software as needed. Experience coordinating interviews and event details with multiple and diverse contacts and working on multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment. Ability to communicate and collaborate in a professional and courteous manner with media, community contacts, and departmental and university colleagues, and to work well both independently and as part of a team. Willingness to maintain a flexible schedule, including working occasional evenings and weekends as required.

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Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.