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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Director of Communications 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.



  • Devises the public and media relations strategy for the school, including writing and distributing press releases and advisories, coordinating media interviews and tracking appearances and mentions, and will serve as a liaison with the Main Campus Office of Communications.

  • Establishes and maintains relationships with reporters through letters, telephone calls, and personal visits. Creates media opportunities. Responds to incoming media inquiries and prioritizes media coverage

  • Proactively pitches stories to the media about faculty, research, student experiences and/or achievements, and offers faculty experts to the media on timely topics. Plans and conducts public relations programs, which may include fact sheets, news releases, photographs, advertisements, brochures, and official university publications both print and digital.

  • Manages efforts to get the business school in popular press and publications, to raise the perception of the departments, faculty and graduates. Works with faculty to develop op-ed (short opinion pieces) for newspapers and radio talk shows.

  • Crafts communications for the internal community relating to academic and student life issues, news and events, staff initiatives, strategic planning initiatives, and special projects managed by the Dean's Office, including community engagement and cross-campus partnerships, alumni engagement, new student and faculty orientations.

  • Serves as the primary spokesperson for the business school and, as the crisis management adviser to the dean, provides proactive solutions on the best way to respond to crisis situations and to the media.

  • In management of the larger communications team, orchestrates a content calendar across student and alumni areas, and coordinates with programs, admissions and other units to disseminate this information through the most advantageous channels for prospective audiences.


  • A bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or related field.

  • Seven years of related experience which includes three years in a communications or public

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Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).

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Job Number 53057

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Goizueta Business School

Department GBS: Communications

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

Job Category Business Operations

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

Campus Location (For Posting) : Location US-GA-Atlanta