Chief Media and Executive Communications Officer

University of California, Los Angeles
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Chief Media and Executive Communications Officer
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: 37145
Salary: Salary commensurate with skills, knowledge, and experience.

Position Description:
UCLA Strategic Communications (StratComm) brings UCLA's mission and values to life by inspiring positive action as UCLA's lead storytellers, reflecting the multifaceted diversity of our university and surrounding communities. Demonstrating and reinforcing the university's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in all creative work is central to StratComm's success. We believe a workplace culture that values EDI practices is essential to building strong teams, which translates to robust ideas, strategies and creative content that resonate with UCLA's diverse audiences.

The Chief Media and Executive Communications Officer is responsible for directly supporting the Vice Chancellor Strategic Communications in developing the overarching strategic framework and development of communications for the university related to earned and owned media as well as leadership communications. The person in this role supervises four important units within Strategic Communications responsible for elevating and protecting the reputation of the nation's top-ranked public university, including: Issues Management, which responds to a wide variety of inquiries from members of the media, working closely with top leadership to develop responses and proactively plan for emergencies; Proactive Media (Pitching), a team dedicated to working with faculty, researchers and leadership to develop news releases and targeted pitches to increase positive stories about UCLA in earned media; Executive and Internal Communications, which creates speeches, presentations, campus internal communications, social media content and strategic themes for the senior executive leaders of the institution; and UCLA Media, which includes UCLA Newsroom and UCLA Magazine, the university's primary owned channels for news and information about the institution, highlighting research, initiatives, successes and profiling individuals across our diverse campus. The incumbent will also supervise a small operations team, which manages special projects and supports the teams listed above in working productively and effectively with other units in Strategic Communications from brand marketing to video production to strategic insights.

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy,

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Working at University of California, Los Angeles

UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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