Employment opportunities

Position announcement

Closing date: December 20, 2012

Position title: Media Relations Manager

Position summary:

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 description)

Minimum qualifications:

  • 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.

Application procedures:

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit the following to human resources (hro@stmartin.edu):

  • Application of employment. (PDF Version) (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: http://www.osb.org/acad/benval1.html.
  • Copies of transcripts indicating degree confirmation. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate
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  • 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 interview.

The principles of the Catholic Benedictine tradition, equal 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 status, national or ethnic origin, military or veteran status, age, or disability.

Students or employees with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the basis of sex in employment or an education program or activity, or any other inquiries related to the University's non-discrimination policy, may contact the following individual:

Cynthia Johnson
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.