Closing date: December 20, 2012
Position title: Media Relations Manager
The media relations manager is responsible for developing and maintaining a dynamic
and proactive media relations program, dispensing newsworthy information to the media,
to the public and to the Saint Martin’s community. The manager works with faculty,
staff, alumni, students, external media and other contacts to advance the visibility,
goals and mission of the university, and disseminates pertinent news regarding the
University’s history, stories, programs, special events and general information. The
media relations manager scouts and researches story ideas, develops relationships with
journalists and members of the Saint Martin’s community, and places stories and
commentary to ensure that the university’s key messages reach target audiences.
Directing systems to assure organized, consistent and reliable media relations, the
media relations manager is critical to the success of the University’s marketing and
communication efforts. (See job
- Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications or related field.
- Six years’ experience in the field of journalism, public relations, community relations or professional writing.
- Outstanding writing and editing skills, and superior interpersonal communication skills.
- Mastery of rules of grammar.
- Experience in higher education preferred.
- One year of project management experience preferred.
- Successfully pass a criminal background check.
To be considered for this position, applicants must submit the
following to human resources (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- Application of employment.
(MS Word Version)
- Samples of your writing related to
the media position.
- Cover letter specifying interest and
how their background has prepared them
for this position.
- Current resume.
- Brief statement which highlights how
your work experience and background will
contribute to the Catholic Benedictine
philosophy of education. To better
understand the Catholic, Benedictine
Values in an Educational Environment,"
we are providing a link to a well
written article on the subject:
- Copies of transcripts indicating
degree confirmation. Official
transcripts will be required of the
- If you are contacted for an
interview, we also will require your
authorization to order a background
check before any employment offer can be
finalized. Please print the
background check authorization
form and bring it with you to the
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employment opportunity, and nondiscrimination are fundamental to the
mission, goals, and objectives of Saint Martin’s University. The
University does not discriminate in employment or in the delivery or
administration of its educational programs, policies, scholarship and
loan programs, athletic or other University programs on the basis of
sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion (except as a bona fide
occupational qualification for certain select positions), marital
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Students or employees with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the
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inquiries related to the University's non-discrimination policy, may contact the
Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator
5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey WA 98503
Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of
1972 and the regulations adopted under that law, the University has designated
the above individual as the University's Title IX Officer, responsible for
coordinating the University's Title IX compliance. Individuals may also contact
the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 915 2nd Avenue, Room
3310 Seattle, WA 98174-1099, Telephone: (206) 220-7900, TDD: (206) 220-7907.