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Public Relations Manager (HYBRID)

Salve Regina University
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 10, 2024

Job Details

***This position is eligible for up to two days remote work per week.


Broaden the reach and awareness of Salve Regina University locally, regionally, and nationally through the creation and execution of strategic and creative public relations and media outreach initiatives.

  • Develop and implement publicity plans for strategic University priorities, and notable student/faculty achievements, research, projects, and events.
  • Cultivate and sustain meaningful relationships with members of the press locally, regionally, and nationally.
  • Write press releases, analyze media coverage, and handle appropriate follow-ups and/or responses.
  • Identify and develop key contacts with city and state officials, local organizations, and other influencers for areas of synergy to increase the awareness of Salve with their audiences.
  • Create talking points and train/prepare University staff and faculty for media opportunities and interviews.
  • Coordinate publicity for the University and respond to media requests for information about lectures, events and exhibits, conferences and general programs
  • Develop a "go-to" list of faculty experts, and proactively connect with key/broadcast editors and producers to be a resource for information.
  • Leverage faculty experts through the creation of timely media pitches that tie to current/trending news.
  • Monitor media placements as well as competitive industry news and share insights with university leadership.
  • Maintain up-to-date media lists, internal email lists, and public information databases.
  • Leverage software systems such as Merit and Cision to maximize reach and mentions of Salve, in coordination with the content marketing team.
  • Develop regular reporting to document viewership and coverage trends.



The incumbent is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.


Required Qualifications:
  • A bachelor's degree with minimum of five years of experience in a related field.
  • Experience creating, implementing, and tracking success of public relations and/or media strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to write effectively with excellent attention to detail.
  • Avid consumer of local and national news, current events, and social trends.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Over 5 years of experience in public relations, media, or communications position.
  • Previous work in higher education or other complex industry.
  • Experience simplifying complex projects or issues into talking points and pitches.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to influence and motivate others.
  • Knowledge of AP Style.

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including (waiting periods apply):
  • health, dental and vision coverage available on the first of the month following date of hire
  • 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA with employee and employer contributions as well as access to advising services
  • long-term disability coverage
  • employer-paid life and AD&D insurance
  • up to 100% free tuition at Salve for eligible employees and qualified dependents
  • robust wellness program and free access to the on-campus Fitness Center
Other available benefits include:
  • supplemental life insurance for employees and dependents
  • supplemental insurance coverage through Aflac
  • Tuition Exchange scholarship program. Application available for qualified dependents of eligible employees working full-time
  • discounted pet insurance through ASPCA
  • student loan forgiveness assistance program (SAVI)
  • employee Assistance Program through Coastline EAP
  • flexible spending health and dependent care accounts
  • health savings accounts
  • 529 collegebound saver program
For more detailed information on Salve's benefits, visit .

Salve Regina University strives to cultivate belonging values through diversity, equity inclusion in order to foster a welcoming culture for our staff, faculty and students, as well as the wider community. Salve Regina University embraces all people with grace. No matter the path traveled to get here, the University acknowledges that many identities will intersect. Salve Regina belongs to all in its community.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify . ( Spanish )



Salve Regina University

From our cornerstone mercy mission to the classic ideals of our liberal arts approach, tradition matters at Salve Regina. It’s woven throughout our 80-acre campus, embedded in our historic buildings and infused in the culture of Newport, Rhode Island.

Tradition at Salve Regina means we remember where we began. Since our founding by the Sisters of Mercy in 1934, we have grown to a community of more than 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students who proudly carry forward our mission in their personal and professional lives. Fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, we are committed to fueling the imagination and encouraging the academic ambitions of our bright and curious students.

At Salve Regina, tradition blends seamlessly with progress. We empower students to explore their talents through diverse academic offerings, student organizations, service initiatives and athletic teams. Our collaborative learning environment and vibrant campus community inspire the pursuit of excellence and breach the limits of personal potential.

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