Director of Global Media Relations
About the Opportunity
Northeastern University is looking for a highly skilled individual
with robust experience in managing media relations across top-tier
news organizations. He/she/they should have a proven track record
of strategic and proactive ways to successfully engage members of
the press, and manage the development of complex stories from idea
to high-profile earned placements.
Reporting to the Vice President for Communications, the Director of
Global Media Relations has experience in promoting knowledge
brands, including but not limited to the non-profit sector. The
ideal candidate is curious in their quest for great story ideas;
committed to Northeastern's brand essence and messaging priorities;
skilled at building and maintaining relationships with the press;
disciplined in their command of the facts; and relentless in their
pursuit of landing positive stories in top-tier publications.
He/she/they can work in the context of high expectations and is
able to set and meet ambitious and measurable goals. He/she/they
will also play a key role in managing crisis and opportunity.
The Director of Global Media Relations oversees a team of talented
media relations professionals with responsibilities to manage
incoming and proactive opportunities in media markets around the
world, particularly in strategic locations within Northeastern's
global university system. He/she/they have a strong understanding
of global media markets both within the US and abroad.
The Director of Global Media Relations is a strategic communicator,
a versatile, curious and creative thinker, a superb and succinct
writer, a great manager of projects and people, and a voracious
consumer of news. He/she/they must have an impeccable sense of what
is newsworthy and can successfully communicate complex ideas to
various audiences, particularly to members of the press and
The Director of Global Media Relations is a key member of the
External Affairs team and works closely with its senior leadership.
He/she/they also collaborate with key members of the university
across divisions and locations.
The position is based on the Boston campus and is fully in-person.
After-hours work, including weekends and holidays, is routinely
- Minimum of 6-8 years of experience in working with the press
across top-tier publications, including those not based in the
- Experience working in fast-paced and strategic communications
operations that prioritizes earned press.
- Strong track record in working with reporters and managing
complex stories that are on message and promote the organization
through top-tier earned placements targeting key stakeholders.
- Great command of facts and data to communicate important
- The ability to stay calm and focused in a crisis
- Energetic, positive attitude.
- Exemplary work ethic and attention to detail.
- Experience in managing people in a fast-paced and goal-oriented
- Great sense of humor.
- Experience in higher education is not needed, nor is it
Marketing and Communications
Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work
experience, education and skills when extending an offer.
Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit
eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid
time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as
well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/
for more information.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking
to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and
staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its
forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect
that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, religion,
color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability
status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable
To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and
support of diversity and inclusion, please see
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