Graduate Assistant - Media Relations
Job no: 493147
Full time/Part time: Part-time
Location: South Orange
Categories: Graduate Assistant
The Graduate Assistant is an important member of the Media Relations Team in the Department of Public Relations and Marketing. The Graduate Assistant must have excellent writing and editing abilities, including an understanding of the basics of media relations. The candidate should be able to write a press release, a news story, and enjoy interacting with the media through both tradition and social media channels. The G.A. responsibilities will include writing, editing, administrative support and other duties as assigned for the Department of Public Relations and Marketing.
The G.A. will provide support to the Director of Media Relations, Associate Director of Media Relations, and other members of the Department of Public Relations and Marketing. Responsibilities include: public relations writing projects; content for our social media channels; media support at conferences and events; creating and updating media lists, learning and using media databases such as Cision and ReadMedia’s MERIT to research new media contacts and opportunities, organizing and filing press clips, composing media analytics, compiling, maintaining and distributing weekly, monthly, special project and annual clip reports. The GA serves as liaison to the DOVE Committee, assisting with publicity efforts. The GA assists with media relations projects, including helping to respond to reporter’s requests, and helping to train and mentor undergraduate students. The position requires a candidate who can interact with numerous University constituencies seamlessly, working cross-functionally with teams in support of larger projects, as well as working directly with the media, providing public relations support at a variety of events throughout the year.
The Media Relations Graduate Assistant should be enrolled in a full-time graduate program at Seton Hall university. .
The Media Relations Graduate Assistant must be able to work during the summer
Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to share writing samples.
Ability to multi-task, prioritize and jump quickly into projects.
Strong team work ethic.
Positive and flexible attitude
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