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A cover letter is required and should be attached as the first page of your resume.

Job Summary

You will join us on the Michigan News team, providing expert writing and storytelling strategies for compelling content to pitch and communicate to news media and share on university websites and social platforms. You must bring excellent skills as a writer and interviewer.

As a full-time public relations representative, you will help design communications strategies and be assigned to cover and work with university units, including the School of Information and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning (additional units will be assigned). You will develop communications around projects and research findings, and help us promote experts on important topics and issues in the world. As part of the Michigan News team, you will work collaboratively and creatively to show and tell stories that raise awareness and build upon the university's reputation in research, expertise and academia.

Michigan News is a department of the Office of the Vice President for Communications. You will report to the director of Michigan News.

Mission Statement

The Office of the Vice President for Communications wants to employ a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the University and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

Why Work at Michigan?

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses

Required Qualifications*

•    Bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations or related field
•    Four or more years of professional experience
•    Knowledge of regional and national media
•    Experience in social media
•    Broad Interest in news and public issues

Desired Qualifications*

•    Experience with university or other public sector organizations.
•    Experience working with videographers and photographers.

Additional Information

This full-time position may be eligible for a hybrid schedule combining remote and onsite work.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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