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Director, Media Relations

Company: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Location: Troy
Posted on: March 11, 2023

Job Description:

Are you ready to change the world? Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute seeks candidates for Director of Media Relations. We are seeking an experienced media relations professional with a passion for higher ed and STEM, and an upbeat attitude to join our Strategic Communications team. The Director will develop and implement strategies to raise awareness of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute among local, national and international media.
The successful candidate will direct and lead all aspects of the Rensselaer's media relations program, supervise staff, provide strategic media relations counsel to the institute's leaders, cultivate strong relationships with members of the media, and serve as a spokesperson.
If you have a bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as journalism, communications, media relations, web-based communications or a science-related discipline plus seven (7) years of professional experience as a news reporter, and/or public relations or communications professional, this job may be for you. We are seeking an individual with experience proactively pitching and placing stories with national and international news media. Candidates must have a current understanding of higher education, as well as an appreciation of and high degree of comfort level with STEM-related content.
For more information, and to apply, go to, and use the "Apply Now" button to complete a short online profile. Be ready to upload your resume and a cover letter. Please be sure that your cover letter includes a link to your online portfolio of related work.
We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer's work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.

Keywords: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy , Director, Media Relations, Executive , Troy, New York

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