CSU Long Beach

Executive Director of Media & Digital News

Employment type
Full Time
about 1 month ago
Los Angeles, CA

The Executive Director of Media and Digital News Content develops and implements media and digital content strategies that align with the strategic direction and priorities for the university. Oversees a proactive media relations effort by developing and executing a strategic editorial calendar for media campaigns, press conferences, digital news, advocacy social media campaigns, Inside CSULB, and [email protected] Writes, edits, pitches, and distributes press advisories, and news releases. Responds to media queries and routine contacts with media representatives. Responds to media requests for interviews, expert contacts, broll, and photos as necessary. Cultivates and expands university relationships with media, bloggers, and others who influence the reputation of the university. Cultivates partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to leverage opportunities to produce positive media outcomes on behalf of the university. Oversees, refreshes, and maintains the division's website. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 
Proven track record placing major stories in online and print newspapers, magazines, wire services, blogs, and broadcast media. Working knowledge of Cision and Associated Press Style Guidelines. Proven ability to establish and execute communications strategies for internal and external audiences. Exceptional writing skills and the ability to direct communications vehicles to the appropriate audiences. Ability to respond to crises and natural disasters. Working knowledge of digital publications development. 

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence." 

Education and Experience: 
Bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations, communications, marketing, or a related field and ten years of related experience. Higher education experience preferred. 

Conflict of Interest: 
The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter. 

Equal Employment Opportunity: 
CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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This is a management level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month, and excellent choice of medical, dental, and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, life insurance, educational fee waiver, and retirement benefits. 

General Information: 
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 

All management and executive employees shall be required to provide a written statement to the appropriate administrator of any and all outside employment. Employees shall also provide a written statement of outside employment if a written request by an administrator is made. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. 

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees. 

Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months. 

Please read the full job announcement at Refer to Job #1012867. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and takes pride in its multicultural environment.

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Application Deadline: 
February 28, 2017