Associate Director, Public Relations - Communications and Marketing - (17001714)
The office of communications and marketing has overall responsibility for marketing and brand management, public relations and editorial services producing various print and web publications and communications for the university. The office optimizes the coordination of strategies and programs for these areas. The office of public relations reports to the vice president for communications and marketing and is the university's liaison to the local, national and international news media on behalf of one of the world's leading teaching and research institutions. The team handles media inquiries, writes and disseminates materials for members of the news media and provides internal and external communications counsel and support for this campus, and when required for other initiatives. The team positively positions faculty experts in key media channels and handles all requests to film and photograph on the campus from the news media, production companies and other third parties. The department provides crisis management, working with the university's executive director of public relations, and vice president for communications and senior vice president for university relations as needed.
The Associate Director of Public Relations on the Medford/Somerville campus reports to the Deputy Director of Public Relations on that campus and is part of a central administration team supporting the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering, Tisch College of Civic Life, and other academic and administrative functions at the University. This position focuses primarily on science, engineering and research communications. S/he