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March 20, 2013
The Director of Media Relations is responsible for creating and executing media relations programs with the goal of affirming Earlham College’s stature as a national liberal arts college to local, regional and national media. The Director is the key information source for all media contacts requesting data and insights, and serves as the College’s primary spokesperson to media.
The Director develops social media strategies and outreach efforts aimed at gaining and strengthening recognition for Earlham. In this capacity, the Director makes a significant contribution to the College’s marketing efforts by educating the public, stimulating interest in Earlham and enhancing admissions and fundraising initiatives.
The Director will play a lead role in communication and issues management, respond to media inquiries and coordinate the campus’ communication with the College leadership and the media at times of significant developments, and serve as an official College spokesperson.
This full-time, 12-month appointment offers a full-benefit package. Salary is commensurate with experience.
The Director of Media Relations reports to the Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications and works in close collaboration with Marketing and Communications staff to assure a strategic approach to the release of information. Strong relationships are needed with team members, media and with administrative and teaching faculty, students and alumni who help the Director discover and disseminate newsworthy information.
Review of applicants will begin May 1, 2013.
Please send a letter of application that addresses the various responsibilities of the position; resume/vitae; and the name, position title, e-mail address and phone number of three professional references in a single PDF or MS Word file to:
Human Resources OfficeEarlham College801 National Road WestRichmond, Indiana 47374
Earlham College continues to build a community that reflects the gender and racial diversity of the society at large, and, therefore, we are particularly interested in inviting and encouraging applications from African Americans, other ethnic minorities, and women. Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
Earlham is an Equal Opportunity Employer.