[C21-001] News Writer/Editor (Media Relations)

Connecticut, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 10, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


News Writer/Editor (Media Relations)

Office of Marketing and Communications

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a News Writer/ Editor (Media Relations) in the Office of Marketing and Communications. In collaboration with the Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications, develops, coordinates, and/or disseminates timely internal and external communications for the offices of the President, Institutional Advancement, and Marketing & Communications. Develops, writes, and edits information, news articles and feature stories and/or other publications designed to promote and/or inform target audiences about University news, programs, and/or services.

Position Responsibilities:

Works with the Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communications to develop and implement an aggressive, strategic media relations program promoting University initiatives, academic programs and research, in addition to faculty, staff, and student achievements and other positive messages.

Researches and writes new releases, media advisories, and other materials related to breaking news and planned news events.

Supervision Exercised:

May supervise professional and/or support staff.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred.
  • Four years of experience in a field such as public relations, communications, or journalism, writing and editing and developing communications for print and electronic publications.
  • Must possess a strong commitment to customer service and teamwork, excellent written and oral communication and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize a variety of communication vehicles such as print, electronic, social media, etc. Must be detail oriented, able to function efficiently and independently in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities.
  • Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable to the above may also be considered.

The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls 11,880 students. This includes 7,605 full-time undergraduates, 1,949 part-time undergraduates, 648 full-time graduate students, and 1,678 part-time graduate students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-three percent of the students are from Connecticut. An increasingly residential campus, 64 percent of Central’s first-year students live on campus; 24 percent of all undergraduates live on campus. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit www.ccsu.edu.

The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of some 70,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas in the region. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Known as “Little Poland,” 17 percent of its population are of Polish background. It is the home of three Polish language newspapers and one television station, and annually hosts the Little Poland Festival. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rican, Italian, and Irish backgrounds. Currently, 37 percent of its population are Hispanic; 11 percent are African American; 25 percent live below the poverty line.

In addition to all that Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Mass., two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by Friday, September 25, 2020.

To begin the application process please visit the CCSU HR Job Opportunities at https://www.ccsu.edu/hr/faculty-management-admin.html. Select the job advertisement and click on the Apply button and submit the following documents in one file:

  • Letter of Interest addressing the qualifications for this position
  • Current résumé
  • Names of three current professional references with title, email addresses and telephone numbers

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and prescription plans, a multi- plan retirement, retirement health care , deferred compensation, Dependent Care Assistant and Med Flex spending accounts, supplemental benefits such as long term, short term disability, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western).

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Mailed applications will not be accepted.

Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Brenda Albert at 860-832-2587 or madore@ccsu.edu.

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.