506926 - Associate Director, News Media Services
Administrator I-Range A
Salary commensurate with experience and
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the
university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of
over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse
perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving
students the support they need to graduate, while responding to
California’s revolving work force needs. At California State
University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of
students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations,
training programs and professional development opportunities. As
part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus
facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand
Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center,
Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes
Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports
events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in
demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future
of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students,
faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive
excellence, free speech, and an environment free from
discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a
variety of career disciplines that share in the University's
mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining
the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities
About the Position:
University Advancement builds and strengthens relationships with
the communities we serve to encourage advocacy, investment and
support of the University, its mission, goals and programs to
achieve student and alumni success. Strategic Communications plays
an integral role in helping to shape and strengthen the
institutions brand and advance in a wide range of institutional
effectiveness. We are seeking an Associate Director, News Media
Services. The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive
attitude, an active, energetic mind, and a leadership style that is
characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to
diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.
Reporting to the director of news media services, this position
proactively pitches reporters and editors to generate earned media
coverage. Fields news media inquiries. Develops and maintains
positive, constructive relationships with news media contacts.
Actively monitors the news media for instances of University
coverage and emerging opportunities. Fulfills an integral role in
strategic issue management and emergency communications. Assists in
the training of subject experts for interviews. Identifies
appropriate subject matter experts for media interviews and
connects them with reporters. Serves as a member of the Strategic
Communications leadership team and as University spokesperson when
appropriate. Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. A
minimum of 5 years of direct experience in media-relations work
preferably in higher education. Demonstrated track record of
earning news media coverage. Superior skills in researching,
writing, editing, and proofing editorial content in English.
Superior oral communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to understand differing stakeholder audiences
and differing content platforms, adjusting editorial content
accordingly. Expert knowledge of university communication
objectives and ability to translate them into effective
communication campaigns. Ability to understand issues from a broad,
strategic perspective. Thorough knowledge of applicable copyright
and other laws pertaining to publications and the news media.
Working knowledge of media outreach tools such as Cision,
Meltwater, MuckRack, Newswise, etc. Expert networking and
interpersonal skills, including strong consultative and persuasive
skills to work with internal and external constituents.
Demonstrated organizational skills. Proficiency in the use of
general office equipment, Mac OS personal computers, administrative
computing system(s), MS Office and other relevant software
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be
completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will
make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if
the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it
is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified
information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background
check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee
who was conditionally offered the position.
Special Working Conditions:
Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and
Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of
diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive
environment within which students, staff, administrators and
faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the
University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to
apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified
applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
The person holing this position is considered a general mandated
reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting act
and is required to comply with the requirement set forth in CSU
Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017.
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the
strength of the applicant pool.
If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are
not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an
Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching
Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant
Regular attendance is considered an essential job function.
Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be
required to successfully complete job related performance test(s)
as part of the selection process.
Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission
on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard
Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to
complete all sections of the online application form will be
disqualified from consideration.
California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency
for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus
facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or
religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a
currently open search process should be prepared to comply with
this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3a%2f%2furldefense.com%2fv3%2f__https%3a%2f%2fcalstate.policystat.com%2fpolicy%2f9779821%2flatest%2f__%3b
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Dec 09, 2021 (9:00 PM)
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