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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Director, Media Relations in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Director, Media Relations

  • Job Number: 20293

  • Functional Area: Communications

  • Department: MIT Sloan Office of Communications

  • School Area: Sloan School of Management

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

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DIRECTOR, MEDIA RELATIONS, Sloan School of Management, to play an essential role in raising awareness and understanding of Sloan with its target audiences of current and future global business leaders around the world. Will work with the executive director and dean to direct the school’s media relations strategy; lead the strategic response to all media queries; conduct strategic analysis and optimize Sloan’s media relations program; engage regularly with faculty and promote their work; serve as a member of the director’s team in the Office of Communications; lead and mentor a team of media relations professionals and manage critical vendor relationships; collaborate on cross-functional efforts to build the Sloan brand; provide strategic media counsel to senior leadership; and foster an engaged and inclusive office culture. A full job description is available at

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least seven years of experience in public relations. PREFERRED: Experience leading a media relations team and higher education or nonprofit experience. Job #20293-1210/15/21