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Coordinator of Media Relations

Company: University of Virginia
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

Job location: Charlottesville, VA Employment Type: Full-time Posted data: 2019-05-02 Req: R0005837 The UVA Center for Politics seeks a Coordinator of Media Relations. This role serves as the main point of contact at the UVA Center for Politics in managing a wide variety of communications related to national and Virginia politics. This role coordinates, with the Center Director and Center Communications Director, the weekly publication of the Crystal Ball, a national newsletter analyzing campaigns and elections; coordinates with Center staff the development and execution of press releases as they relate to Center events and activities; proactively manages local, state, and national political inquiries and maintains an established network of external communications relationships with media outlets; performs political analysis in a nonpartisan manner; and authors and edits written content for both the expert and the generalist audience. A bachelor's degree in American Politics, Government, Communications, Public Relations, or a related field is required. One year of demonstrated experience managing communications and media, developing and maintaining media relationships, and representing an organization in public appearances are all required. The successful incumbent has experience analyzing political data and translating conclusions tailored to the target audience, as well as experience writing for print and online publications and managing and coordinating logistics with internal and external constituents. Writing, editing, and speaking ability are all required skills, as is the ability to manage the production and maintenance of the Crystal Ball website and email newsletter. The successful incumbent demonstrates ability using HTML and CSS programming and the ability to represent the Center's mission and respectfully engage with a diverse constituent base. Three or more years of related experience in political analysis and/or communications and media relations is preferred, as is experience with quantitative analysis tools such as R and Stata and experience using social media as an informational and promotional tool. The ideal candidate for this position will be able to explain political developments both in writing and in interviews with media outlets as well as be able to promote the Crystal Ball and Center for Politics through conventional mediums as well as social media. For questions about the position, please contact Kyle Kondik, Communications Director, at For questions about the application process, please contact Bethany Case, Academic Recruiter, at APPLICATION PROCESS Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday , and search for 'Coordinator of Media Relations'. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address). Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search "Find Jobs", and search for 'Coordinator of Media Relations'. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address). The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician's Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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