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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Executive Director, Media Relations in Atlanta, Georgia

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


Working with a team of communicators and media specialists, develops creative and effective ways to tell Emory's stories across multimedia platforms; develops and implements external communications strategies to promote and highlight extraordinary teaching, research, community service and engagement; collaborates with Communications and Marketing division team members including health sciences colleagues; helps interpret complex issues for internal and external audiences with the goal of fostering understanding of and building support for the university's priorities and mission; reviews and approves plans; provides counsel to leadership as needed; develops and provides media training sessions for faculty, deans and staff; monitors and assesses news coverage and trends; develops, implements and monitors methods of measuring impact of media relations activities; manages relationships through contracts with vendors and external partners.


  • Reporting to the Vice President of Communications and Marketing, the Executive Director of Media Relations is sought to position Emory as an international research university among a range of audiences.

  • This position will lead a team of communications and media professionals that connects strategic content with stakeholders around the globe.

  • Orchestrates original content to maximize potential for engagement.

  • Recognizes news value inherent in research and academic thought leadership and develops strategic media.

  • Performs additional duties as required.


  • A bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or a related field, and seven or more years of senior-level communications management experience.

  • Experience working for a large, complex organization.

  • Excellent writing skills, a sharp news sense, keen analytic abilities. KSA: Posses excellent media relations skills, demonstrated knowledge of/experience in mainstream, digital and social media.;


  • Knowledge of higher education and healthcare media.

  • Excellent media relations skills in national and international markets.

  • Media training experience.

  • Experience working for an institution of higher education is preferred.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs. Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of department of work. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 96957

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Communications and Marketing

Department Communications (EUV)

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Business Operations

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor