Media Relations Representative

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

Date Posted October 07, 2021
Industry Academia
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Media Relations Representative

The Johns Hopkins University seeks an effective, creative and nimble Media Relations Representative to identify, develop and promote news about the university, its experts, students, and key initiatives. The selected candidate will successfully interact with journalists to secure placements in high-profile news outlets both domestically and internationally.

The Media Relations Representative promotes understanding and appreciation of Johns Hopkins by developing engaging stories related to the university, in particular the scientific and scholarly research of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering and other schools and divisions.

The Media Relations Representative will cultivate strong working relationships with reporters, editors, producers and hosts in print, broadcast and online newsrooms. The Media Relations Representative will also develop strong working relationships with faculty, staff and student leaders of the university and with colleagues in the Office of Communications and other Johns Hopkins communications offices. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively with communications colleagues to create successful tools such as video, social media and infographics.

The Media Relations Representative will also perform other duties as assigned to advance the mission of the Office of Communications.

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JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Classified Title: Media Relations Representative
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: JH at Keswick
Department name: University Communications
Personnel area: University Administration

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons or because the individual is pregnant or attempting to become pregnant. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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