Public Relations – Senior Communications Associate, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Los Angeles, California
Jul 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Public Relations/Senior Communications Associate plays a significant role in conceptualizing, creating, executing and delivering a strategic and measurable communications program that enhances the visibility and reputation of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, working to elevate the school's brand through active and sustained engagement with media, supporting the Assistant Dean for Communications to advance the school's initiatives, and positioning the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health as a "go to" resource for all things public health. The incumbent has highly skilled writing and editing of content experience, for digital and traditional communication platforms, focusing on school initiatives, faculty research, student training and community impact programs all of which are done at a fast pace and presented to the media, the public, and a larger global audience.

In addition to media relations, the Public Relations/Senior Communications Associate's responsibilities include co-managing the school's magazine, helping to shape the editorial direction of the magazine, working with the Assistant Dean for Communications to oversee the magazine's Editorial Board.




Application Instructions

Applicants must submit their qualifications via UCLA's Career Opportunities website at  Reference position # 24890.     AA/EEO


The complete listing of qualifications is available on UCLA's official job posting.


  • Demonstrated exceptional writing and editing skills, including experience in writing digital and traditional communications (engaging stories, press releases, news alerts, etc.) that are accurate, creative and results-focused.
  • Demonstrated experience and proven success in developing and defining strategic goals for digital and traditional communications exposure.
  • Demonstrated experience working on multiple projects simultaneously, with minimal supervision, including strong organizational skills to provide accurate deliverables, on-time, by deadline.
  • Willingness to be on-call after hours to field inquiries from reporters on deadline.
  • Demonstrated and extensive knowledge of best practices for media relations, public information sharing and crisis communications.
  • Demonstrated and extensive knowledge best practices for web and social media.



UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 12 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy -

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