Associate Director of the MU News Bureau
The Associate Director of the MU News Bureau works to elevate the university’s prestige by managing staff writers who promote research and other stories internally and through the national media, assists the Director with crisis and issues management, covers certain “beats” of the university in order to identify newsworthy work to promote, is a primary contact for certain media, and serves as liaison between media and selected areas of the university. The Associate Director also is responsible for representing the News Bureau and the Division of Strategic Communications & Marketing across the university and with certain external groups.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 5 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
10 or more years of experience in a news or public relations field, and significant experience working with or for the media is preferred, including experience with crisis communications.