Job: Part-Time Media Relations Writer

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Jobing Description

Position ID: 847007
Position Type: Part-Time Professional
External Position: Yes

This position generates communications materials targeted to the local and national media and other appropriate audiences by identifying, researching and preparing news releases for dissemination.

  • Writes news releases, pitches stories to the media, establishes contacts with individual members and decision-makers of major media outlets
  • Coordinates public affairs plans, programs and schedules for public relations, internal and external media services, community relations, government relations, special events and photographic services
  • Recommends media and communication strategies to College management and staff
  • Develops positive media relations
  • Ensures that College information being released in print, social, web-based and broadcast media is consistent and accurate
  • Assists with press relations activities; such as, preparation of new releases and feature articles and making arrangements for interviews between college executives & press, radio & television representatives
  • Assists in media relations for the College's various cultural programs; including but not limited to, the Center for Literature & Theater at MDC, Miami Book Fair International, MDC Live! Performance Arts Series, Art Gallery System, Miami International Film Festival, Tower Theater events, MDC Campus cultural arts events, theater programs and other programs at MDC as assigned
  • Prepares press materials & press kits
  • Performs other duties as assigned

    Skills / Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations, or related field, and three (3) years of directly related experience
  • All educational degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution
  • Possess excellent writing skills with experience writing for newspapers, magazines and/or online publication
  • Knowledge of AP style
  • Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures
  • Knowledge and commitment to the College mission
  • Knowledge of current technological developments/trends in area of expertise
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardizations exist
  • Possess excellent organization and communication skills
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from top management, groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents
  • Ability to provide transportation to work at indoor and outdoor special events
  • Ability to work well in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule that may include evening, weekend and holiday assignments



    Miami Dade College
    Employment Department
    11011 SW 104 Street
    Kendall, FL 33176
    (305) 237-2559


    Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or genetic information. Contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator, at 305.237.2577 for information.