Public Relations Officer (Req. 29292)

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Public Relations Officer   (Req. 29292)

The Senior Public Relations Officer manages external media relations and plays a significant role in conceptualizing, creating, and executing a strategic and measurable communications program including ownership of the strategic vision of publicity efforts to enhance the visibility and reputation of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and expand media outreach in a measurable manner.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, leading active and sustained engagement with broadcast, online and print 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 is a highly skilled writer and editor of content for both 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, public, and a larger global audience.

In addition to media relations, the Senior Public Relations Officer responsibilities include co-managing the school's magazine, helping to shape the editorial direction of the magazine and 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 UCLA REQ. # 29292

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

  • Minimum of ten years professional experience in media relations, communications and/or journalism.
  • Demonstrated experience and proven success in developing, defining and achieving 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.
  • Demonstrated and extensive knowledge of best practices for media relations, public information sharing and crisis communications.
  • Prefer minimum of ten years 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.


UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 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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Job No: 29292
Posted: 12/19/2018
Application Due: 2/17/2019
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