Media Relations Coordinator

Coastal Carolina University

Company Coastal Carolina University
Position Media Relations Coordinator
Description Coastal Carolina University is accepting applications for the position of Media Relations Coordinator (Public Information Coordinator) in the Office of University Communication.

Duties include, but are not limited to: acting as a University reporter in researching, writing, editing and disseminating communication to include news releases, articles, brochure copy, and other informational and marketing materials for internal and external audiences; promoting and publicizing institutional news, videos, activities and programs; establishing effective communication processes throughout the University community, identifying stories for pitching to the media, for the development of news releases, and for reporting and distributing through University publications, the CCU website and CCU News Desk social channels; keeping up-to-date on pertinent information for the development of news releases to be distributed to the media and updated on the news areas of the website; providing guidance to student staff members on writing assignments; developing and maintaining relationships with media locally, regionally, statewide and beyond; responding quickly and effectively to media inquiries, providing accurate information and coordinating appropriate interviews with campus faculty and staff for media stories; strategically and diplomatically manages media inquiries and researches and develops accurate and appropriate responses to media inquiries that serve in the best interest of the University; maintaining CCU News Desk social media channels to distribute news stories and video; managing, monitoring and providing strategic development of official social media channels for news distribution through the Office of University Communication; posting and interacting with users on a regular basis following the University’s social media policy and best practices; creating and managing social media campaigns for the distribution of CCU news to increase participation and interaction; reviewing news stories daily through media analysis and distribution software; assisting with analysis and development of news story metrics; working with programs to develop newsletter(s) for distribution to key CCU stakeholder groups; creating analysis reports for presenting to University leaders; and editing copy for high profile communication projects.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree and related experience are required. Experience in news, public relations, or marketing is preferred. A successful candidate should possess excellent and proven writing, proofreading and editing skills; must possess and demonstrate extensive knowledge in media relations and public relations and incorporate sound journalistic principles for the development and dissemination of information in traditional and emerging technological forms; have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the media, general public and campus community; translate technical material to language which is comprehensive to the general public; possess the ability to perform under pressure and meet tight deadlines; and serve as an effective team member in the division and university.

Interested applicants should apply on-line at: or apply on-line in the Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position filled.

Coastal Carolina is an EO/AA employer.

Public Information Coordinator (BC20/141854); full-time position with benefits. State pay band: 05. Normal work hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Must be flexible to meet special scheduling needs of the University.

App Date 12/6/18

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