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Media Relations Representative

Johns Hopkins University
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Media Relations Representative
The Johns Hopkins University seeks an effective, creative and nimble Media Relations Representative to identify, develop and promote news about the university, its experts, students, and key initiatives. The selected candidate will prosperously interact with journalists to secure placements in high-profile news outlets both domestically and internationally.

The Media Relations Representative promotes knowledge and appreciation of Johns Hopkins by developing engaging stories related to the university, in particular the scientific and scholarly research of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering and other schools and divisions.

The Media Relations Representative will cultivate strong working relationships with reporters, editors, producers and hosts in print, broadcast and online newsrooms. The Media Relations Representative will also develop strong working relationships with faculty, staff and student leaders of the university and with colleagues in the Office of Communications and other Johns Hopkins communications offices. The prosperous applicant will also be able to work collaboratively with communications colleagues to create prosperous tools such as video, social media and infographics.

The Media Relations Representative will also perform other tasks as assigned to advance the mission of the Office of Communications.

Specific tasks & Job responsibilities:
   » Identify and develop compelling stories and angles about the work and key initiatives of the university and the activities of its students, faculty and staff
   » Shape information in an engaging and appropriate manner into media pitches, news releases, media advisories, expert lists, and other content
   » Prepare experts and subjects for media engagement
   » Plan, execute and staff press conferences, events and interviews
   » Proactively collaborate with communications colleagues to create multimedia news packages with video, audio, photos and infographics
   » Effectively pitch story ideas to secure coverage in traditional and new media, with emphasis on high-impact national and international outlets
   » Develop and maintain relationships with key journalists and with on-campus story sources and collaborators
   » Support media relations functions including media contact database, distribution platforms, metrics/impact measurement tools and reports, media monitoring, clip compilations
   » other tasks as assigned

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
   » B.A. Degree in significant discipline
   » 2-4 years of related practice in journalism, media relations, or organizational communications
   » Additional education may substitute for required practice and/or education, to the extent permitted by the Johns Hopkins University equivalency formula.
   » Strong news judgment and reporting, writing and editing expertise
   » capability to shape complex information, including the results of scholarly and scientific research, into understandable and engaging content
   » Strong interpersonal communications expertise with individuals of all levels in an organization
   » Strong organizational, multitasking, and time-management expertise
   » Fast-paced, efficient mode of working and high productivity
   » Attention to detail and accuracy
   » Demonstrated capability to work independently, meet deadlines, and work flexible hours (including evenings and weekends, as necessary)
   » Demonstrated capability to work collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds

Preferred Appropriate qualifications:
   » Master's Degree in significant discipline

Special Knowledge, expertise & Abilities:
   » Facility with A.P. style
   » capability to work with web content management systems, particularly Drupal and/or WordPress
   » capability to communicate effectively in social media
   » capability to art direct or collaborate to create multimedia content
   » capability to navigate web content and/or digital asset management systems
   » capability to utilize media contact databases and metrics/analytical tools to measure impact

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of practice. Additional related practice may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/practice required for the respective job.

Classified Title: Media Relations Representative
function/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC
Starting income Range: Commensurate with practice
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Job location: JH at Keswick
Department name: University Communications
Personnel area: University Administration

The prosperous candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, Contact Us by the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons or because the individual is pregnant or attempting to become pregnant. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, candidates for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU candidates should visit

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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Published: 2021-10-07 Expires: 2021-11-07

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