Chief Media and Executive Communications Officer
University of California Los Angeles
Salary commensurate with skills, knowledge, and experience.
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.
For full application instructions and position description, please visit: https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=85123
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, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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