Media Relations Manager

Date: June 11, 2014

Title: Media Relations Manager

Description: Hartwick College is seeking a proactive media relations manager to be responsible for strategic news gathering and dissemination. As a member of the Office of Marketing & Communications, the ideal candidate will:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with journalists. 
  • Work with campus constituents to develop story ideas. 
  • Research, write and proofread news releases, media alerts, talking points, and student, faculty and alumni profiles. 
  • Develop and pitch story ideas.
  • Respond to media inquiries. 
  • Facilitate media interviews for campus leaders. 
  • Place faculty experts and college administrators in the news.
  • Monitor and report on media coverage of the College and educational issues.
  • Manage all news content on the College website.
  • Manage day-to-day social media platforms and engagement and generate relevant content including posts

A bachelor's degree in journalism or related field and 3-5 years of experience with demonstrated success is required. Skills must include exceptional attention to the written and spoken word, a solid work ethic, and the ability to manage multiple assignments under deadline pressure. Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed is also required. Photography experience is a plus.

Founded in 1797, Hartwick College is a selective, private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Hartwick College is committed to provide a safe and secure educational environment. As such, employment at Hartwick College is contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references in one document (pdf or MS Word preferred) to Kimberley Lindsley, Human Resources Coordinator, at Applications may also be mailed to the Office of Human Resources, Hartwick College, P.O. Box 4020, Oneonta, NY 13820 or faxed to 607-431-4329.