Media Specialist, Bethany College

Bethany College, located in northern West Virginia, is seeking qualified applicants to immediately fill the position of Media Specialist in the Center for Institutional Advancement. This full-time position will report to the Director of Communications.

The Media Specialist is responsible for a variety of communications functions and projects, including media relations, writing, and marketing communications. Additionally, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate broad-based experience in writing, publication design and development, event planning and management, and other disciplines.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a proven track record in media relations and/or journalism. Excellent news judgement, ability to identify media placement opportunities, and convert strategic communications goals into measurable results in media coverage of the college, faculty, programs, campus events, etc.

The candidate will possess solid writing skills and will have professional experience writing feature articles, news releases, publications, web content, video, and other marketing content. Must also be fluent in the strategic use of major social media platforms.

Current knowledge of media relations resources and technology tools required. Solid writing skills with a current portfolio that reflects an ability to write for a variety of different audiences and formats also required. Higher education, public relations agency, or journalism experience preferred.

The Media Specialist will also support other Office of Communications functions, including publications development, advertising and promotion, special projects, events, and web site management.

Must demonstrate an ability to assimilate information quickly, outline it logically, and produce well-written copy. Attention to detail, document formatting, and AP Style. Ability to work on deadline within a structured office environment and balance multiple projects simultaneously.

Applicants are asked to send a cover letter, resume, 3-5 professional writing samples and contact information for three references to:

Robert Oltmanns, APR, Fellow PRSA
Director of Communications