The Media Relations Analyst will support the University of Chicago’s proactive engagement with reporters, editors and producers at news organizations around the world. This position is part of a fast-moving, collaborative team that works to tell stories about faculty experts, new research and ground-breaking discoveries taking place at the University of Chicago – one of the world’s leading research universities. This person will use databases and other tools to research news organizations and determine which outlets and reporters might be most likely to cover a particular event or story. Responsibilities include building and updating targeted media lists, distributing story pitches and news releases, assisting senior staff in replying to media requests, and helping to run press conferences.
A key part of this person’s responsibilities will be managing our media tracking software, such as Meltwater or Cision, and using that software to analyze metrics, measure the impact of media campaigns, and contribute to quarterly reports. This role will help update University websites aimed at news media and ensure that faculty bios are kept current. This task requires a high degree of professionalism in coordinating with faculty and staff from across the university.
The ideal candidate for this position is a fast worker and skillful writer who learns quickly, is detail-oriented, can take direction, uses good judgment, and balances multiple projects at once.