Director of Media Relations and Spokesperson Georgetown University Law Center

Georgetown University Washington D.C.
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September 7, 2022
Georgetown University
Washington D.C.

Director of Media Relations and Spokesperson Georgetown University Law Center

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Director of Media Relations and Spokesperson - Georgetown University Law Center

The Director of Media Relations and Spokesperson direct and manages the Law Center's local, national and global media relations activities, including the production and distribution of press materials; pitch stories and organize media events to promote the faculty and the Law Center; monitor and report on media coverage.

Working closely with the Executive Director of Communications, the Director develops and manages communications and messaging strategy to support the Law Center's strategic objectives; enhances and protects its reputation, and ensures consistent voice across multiple editorial platforms, including external media. They also develop and manage media strategy for the Dean, building his profile and voice among external audiences.

Additionally, they ensure communications and media activities are coordinated across Law Center activities and with main campus communications office; and direct and manage Communications office when the Executive Director is unavailable.

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee media strategy and drive daily media relations for the Law Center, field requests, and manage PR for events on campus
  • Build relationships with key national, local and trade journalists; pitch stories on Law Center for coverage in media
  • Oversee and manage crisis communications for the Law Center; work closely with main campus on major issues

Communications Strategy, Messaging and Public Relations
  • Work with Faculty, Centers and Institutes to develop a comprehensive, collaborative communications strategy that elevates the Law Center to core audiences
  • Guide development and implementation of core messages for the Institution
  • Oversee outside PR support, as necessary

Promotion of Scholarship and Media Training
  • Build external profile for the Dean, including op-ed and other national and trade media placements
  • Assist members of the faculty in placement of op-eds and other media commentary
  • Conduct media and message training for select members of senior staff and faculty

  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least 10 years of experience in media relations and communications
  • Deep understanding of the press, media cycle, and social media landscape
  • Excellent writing, editing and oral communications skills
  • Experience providing editorial oversight and supervising staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and execute a comprehensive communications strategy and ability to clearly communicate complex legal topics
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects in a dynamic environment with many constituencies
  • Experience with latest digital media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn
  • Familiarity with latest media and digital tracking tools, including Cision and Google analytics

Preferred qualification

Journalism and content development experience

Work Mode: Hybrid. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements:

The Georgetown University community is committed to our public health approach and the important role that vaccines play in contributing to the safety of our University and our broader communities. Georgetown University requires students, faculty, staff and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot when eligible, or to have an approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement applies to all faculty and staff, including teleworking employees. Complete details and updates can be found in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

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