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Director of Media Relations – SUNY New Paltz

Director of Media Relations – SUNY New Paltz

The State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz, the leading regional public university in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley seeks candidates for the position of Director of Media Relations in the award-winning Office of Communication & Marketing. Reporting to the Chief of Staff/Vice President for Communication & Marketing in the Office of the President, this is a unique opportunity for a savvy, creative and experienced individual to develop and execute the University’s media relations strategy and promote local, regional and national awareness of our highly regarded public university.

The Director of Media Relations works to enhance the University’s reputation and build relationships with journalists through media relations (both in responding to media and proactively pitching stories to media outlets) within the Office of Communication & Marketing and as the primary University Spokesperson. The ideal candidate will be an articulate and persuasive writer, well-organized and detail-oriented, and have an in-depth knowledge of ethical media relations best practices and working knowledge of the latest media-related technology. They will have experience working with and placing stories with media outlets in traditional and new formats and will also be a skilled storyteller across multiple media in an ever-evolving media landscape.

This position may have an opportunity for telecommuting under the terms and expectations of the currently approved telecommuting program. Telecommuting is not a term and condition of this position and is at the discretion of the University.

For more information about this position and to apply, visit the SUNY New Paltz website.