About the Unit:
The University of Chicago Office of Communications focuses on building the brand, enhancing the reputation and growing public understanding of the University of Chicago, where rigorous inquiry shapes fields, creates a transformative education and experience, and confronts the most important problems of our time. The communications team, in collaboration with UChicago Creative, the University’s in-house creative agency, specializes in content creation, media relations, public affairs, brand strategy, and video and audio production for the University, while serving as a communication partner and center of excellence across UChicago.
The Media Relations Manager, UChicago Sciences drives media coverage to increase public understanding of scientific discovery, innovation, and impact across the University and in collaboration with our national laboratories. Reporting to the Director of Media Relations, the Manager works with faculty and staff members from across the University and proactively pitches international, national, local and trade media. This role utilizes the skills of a media professional who is passionate about UChicago’s cutting-edge science and innovation and is eager to find new ways to share the huge volume of interesting stories. The work will focus on priorities and core messages including UChicago’s research eminence, legacy of scientific leadership, distinct approach to science and solutions-focused approach to innovation.