Reporting to the Vice President for Communications, the Executive Director for News and Strategic Communications will lead a fast-paced college news and media environment that informs and educates internal and external stakeholders and audiences about Barnard College. This role leads and manages issues and crisis management, media relations, internal and external communications.
Primary responsibilities involve overseeing media relations strategy and efforts; setting and shaping the College's messaging strategy, advising on communications standards and best practices across Barnard's various publications and platforms; and preparing for and managing issues that impact Barnard's reputation.
Department: Communications - Media Relations
Required Qualification Summary:
●Bachelor's degree and minimum of ten years experience in news, public affairs and/or institutional (higher education, nonprofit, corporate, political, government) communications. ●Direct experience working with the media and/or serving as a spokesperson for an organization. ●Experience in issues management and crisis communications. ●Stellar writing and editing skills.
Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.
Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. Ours is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.