Senior Manager, Communications

Nov 01, 2013
Dec 01, 2013
The Chronicle
Full Time
The Chronicle of Higher Education seeks an innovative, business-savvy Senior Communications Manager to make an impact in our marketing strategies within the higher education, non-profit, and publishing communities! The Senior Manager will work in close collaboration with the Director of Marketing Communications and Managing Director of Audience Development and senior business and editorial leadership to develop and execute a robust, multi-faced communications program to increase the visibility of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s brands, products, editorial coverage, and executive leadership.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

• Working with key business and editorial stakeholders to implement strategic PR programs to achieve specified business outcomes as well as significant increases in awareness for all brands and products as measured by brand sentiment and survey tools.

• Conducting proactive outreach to national media outlets and key contacts in print, radio, television, and online media to establish The Chronicle as a reliable source for expert opinion on higher education and non-profit issues.

• Identifying and processing award submissions for higher education, non-profit, and publishing recognition in order to create positive press for The Chronicle.

The ideal candidate will be able to think strategically and execute tactically. A Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, journalism or equivalent field of study and 5-10 years of experience in media relations is required. Knowledge of the higher education industry with recent relevant job experience and contacts highly preferred.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to with “Senior Communications Manager” in the subject heading. No phone calls, please.

The Chronicle is based in Washington, D.C. and offers excellent benefits including 24 paid vacation days a year. The Chronicle is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Chronicle of Higher Education Inc. produces two newspapers and three Web sites, as well as newsletters and events. The Chronicle of Higher Education, ( published since 1966, is the leading source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. It has a print readership of more than 315,000 and Web traffic of more than 12 million pages a month. The Chronicle of Philanthropy ( is the newspaper of the non-profit world with a print readership of more than 75,000 and Web traffic of more than 1.3 million pages a month. Arts & Letters Daily ( is a highly regarded guide to online articles about culture and ideas.