Coordinator, Media Relations [JRP-02193]

Posted On: Feb 17, 2023
Company: UHCL

University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) is currently seeking to hire a Media Relations Coordinator. In this role, you will write and promote news releases, news stories, and media advisories for local and regional media outlets. You will also serve as a point of contact for media partners looking to share UHCL news. In addition, you will serve as a backup for the Assistant Director as needed. The selected candidate will have a proven track record in journalism or media relations managing tight deadlines, proactively pitching stories, and creating meaningful work on a routine basis. You will be thoughtful, organized, results-oriented, and accustomed to working in a fast-paced environment. The salary range for this role is: $58,028 – $63,831.


  • Develop, research, write, edit, and format copy for news releases, feature articles, pitch letters, media advisories, calendar listings, and other materials to be published on the online newsroom and/or distributed to the news media
  • Cultivate faculty, staff, students, and other sources for stories and expert commentary
  • Proactively pitch stories, research, expertise, and news tips about UHCL to reporters, editors, and producers
  • Respond to media requests
  • Uses social media to promote UHCL’s external media efforts
  • Tracks and reports media placements
  • Shoots digital photography to enhance written materials, and performs other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, or a related field
  • Minimum one year of writing experience in communications, public relations, or marketing environment
  • Knowledge of journalism foundations, such as writing, interviewing, reporting, and social media
  • Knowledge of media relations foundations, such as working with the media to garner positive news for the university
  • Knowledge of Associated Press (AP) style
  • Excellent news and feature writing/editing skill
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Great social media skills
  • Ability to craft written pieces for a variety of audiences
  • Able to research and organize information from a variety of sources
  • Ability to write and edit within AP style and establish university guidelines
  • Master’s degree in Journalism, Public Relations, or a related field is preferred
  • Three years of related professional experience in journalism or public relations is preferred
  • Experience with strategic social media program implementation and maintenance is preferred

IMPORTANT NOTE TO APPLICANTS:  This is a full-time role with benefits. A background check is required. Please complete the online application and attach a resume by clicking below. Applications without the required documents will be considered incomplete and disqualified.

Posted On

Feb 17, 2023