Media Assistant

New York City, New York (US)
Based on experience
Nov 16, 2017
Entry Level
Metro Area
New York
Freelance, Full Time

Position: Media Assistant

Weill Cornell Medicine’s Office of External Affairs is seeking a Media Assistant to join our Communications team. This is a temporary position for six months.

  • Compile daily monitoring report for institution
    • Conduct daily monitoring of traditional and social media
    • Draft summaries explaining media articles
    • Develop social media posts for daily clips of interest
    • Flag notable hits to leadership and social media team
  • Curate bi-weekly media report for leadership
    • Review monitoring reports to select top hits
    • Draft brief summaries, develop emails for Directors, and help facilitate approval process
  • Pitch institutional stories for newsletter
    • Compile editorial stories and links
  • Track media results for yearly report  
    • Daily input and tagging of articles
    • Conduct monthly reviews for annual report
  • Provide logistical support for on-campus filmings
    • Review and assess filming requests
    • Provide media team with logistical support
  • Provide media team administrative support
    • Answer the External Affairs’ media line and PR email
    • Assist the media team with day-to-day requests and projects

Minimum Requirements

  • Communications or public relations experience (1-3 years) in a PR agency, academic or healthcare setting. Journalism background is beneficial, but not required.
  • College degree in English, journalism, communications, or related field.

Skill and Abilities

  • Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to interact with multiple constituencies and exercise diplomacy.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Previous experience in media monitoring software is beneficial, but not required.
  • Excellent writing, verbal and oral communication skills.
  • Creative and thinker and problem solver; ability to think critically.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise standards of professionalism.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, ability to pay close attention to detail and juggle multiple projects simultaneously.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements via email to

Please no phone calls.

Weill Cornell Medicine is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EOE/M/F/Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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