Media Relations Associate, Lehigh University


This position will coordinate, monitor and develop media relations activities. Support Director of Media Relations activities and that of the media relations and crisis team in the University Public Affairs and Communications group.

Coordinate, monitor and develop media relations activities including story research, appropriate media pitching and monitoring of Lehigh media mentions. Create and distribute appropriate story ideas/pitches. Provide local media with timely notifications of Lehigh events. Monitor and extensively report/track of all media relations activity and placements using appropriate third party tracking tools. Research and track media contacts and provide support for regional and national pitching of stories to media.

Track all media mentions and disseminate reports on a daily basis and other intervals. Maintain media contacts in tracking system and media relations mentions/activity for Lehigh. Provide writing support for content creation as it relates to media relations content: statements, press releases, news stories, opinion/editorial. Provide key project support for any and all media relations team support activity. Traffic and support media story pitching and media management. Assist in preparation of talking points and key messages around issues management. Understanding crisis communications protocol and process and supporting key crisis roles when need arises in issue management. Provide writing and communications support


Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or similar; or equivalent combination of education and experience, One to three years of related work experience, Strong writing and editorial skills required, Good communication and interpersonal skills

Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, national criminal background checks, motor vehicle checks, and credit history based upon the requirements of the position.

Full-time position. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. For more information contact Human Resources.
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Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume, Writing Samples

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