Department: Communications + Public Affrs
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 Communications and Public Affairs 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 extensive reporting/tracking 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.
Support Media Relations Staff:
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
Understand crisis communications protocol and process; support 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.