Virginia Military Institute invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Director for News and Editorial Services within the Office of Communications and Marketing. The Assistant/Associate Director directs a team of full-time and part-time writers, photographers, and videographers to develop compelling content for print and online publications; manages the Institute relations with news media representatives; provides leadership the Institute’s multimedia productions; and manages the news portion of the Institute’s website.
Oversees the Institute’s media relations effort, serving as primary liaison with local, regional, and national media.
Develops, pitches, and places stories with appropriate media.
Serves as the Institute’s alternate spokesperson.
Serves as editor of the Institute Report, identifying story and photo ideas, managing writers and photographers, and supervising the layout of the publication.
Manages the news functions of the Institute’s website and news-related social media channels.
Supports requests for content from the Publications, Marketing, and Online Communications divisions of the office.
Serves as editor of Institute publications.
Oversees the Institute’s multimedia productions.
A bachelor's degree and prior work experience in a communications or public relations field or equivalent experience.
Experience producing written, graphical, and multimedia products to support the goals of a complex organization.
The ability to interact with Institute leaders and a broad range of stakeholders across post to develop communications goals and projects; to efficiently and effectively organize the work of subordinates; and to manage multiple projects within specified timelines.
Must demonstrate mastery of journalistic writing and editing.
Experience in crisis communications;
Experience acting as spokesperson of a complex organization;
Experience serving as a media liaison, including developing relationships, responding to queries, and seeking opportunities to position faculty members as expert sources for media.
Starting salary based on qualifications and experience.
Please include a resume, a cover letter, and the names of three professional references.
In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans to apply. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are also encouraged to apply. VMI will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with documented disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment, educational opportunities, programs and services.
About Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Military Institute operates under the philosophy that the measure of a college lies in the quality and performance of its graduates and their contributions to society. Therefore, it is the mission of the Virginia Military Institute to produce educated, honorable men and women, prepared for the varied work of civil life, imbued with love of learning, confident in the functions and attitudes of leadership, possessing a high sense of public service, advocates of the American democracy and free enterprise system, and ready as citizen-soldiers to defend their country in time of national peril. To accomplish this result, Virginia Military Institute shall provide to qualified young men and women undergraduate education of highest quality embracing engineering, science, and the arts conducted in and facilitated by the unique VMI system of military discipline.