Media Relations Assistant

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mar 12, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
Human Resources
Full Time

Media Relations Assistant

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The MIT News Office seeks an individual to perform a variety of media relations duties. Primary responsibilities include monitoring and evaluating MIT press coverage and assembling daily, weekly, and monthly media reports; early-morning clips preparation; managing extensive media contacts database; and providing general administrative support to media relations team. The position also offers an opportunity to write, handle media inquiries and arrange interviews with MIT faculty, coordinate media visits to the MIT campus, and organize media events.

Requirements: some experience working in media relations/public relations or media generally; ability to work in a fast-paced environment; and excellent writing and interpersonal skills, including the ability to represent MIT to the news media and interact with MIT faculty and senior administration. A background in science/technology would be a major plus. Must be highly organized and meticulous when preparing press materials and other collateral. A bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, English, or related field preferred, as is familiarity with Vocus or other public relations database.

Interested candidates may apply online at Please reference job number mit-00009461 and indicate where you saw this posting.

MIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from women, minorities, veterans, older workers, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

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