Communications Manager 2U, Inc.
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED What We?re Looking For:
2U has an exciting opportunity for a Communications Manager to design and execute extensive public relations and corporate outreach campaigns on behalf of 2U and our university partners. Taking a lead in the development and delivery of an effective media relations management strategy, you?ll ensure that every contact with the media is an opportunity to promote our values, priorities and objectives ? every day, building greater awareness around our programs.
What you?ll be doing:
Develop and maintain relationships with key members of the business and education media
Proactively pitch stories and concepts to the media, monitoring, responding to, and managing media interest in 2U and our University partner programs
Report results in a timely, on-going basis
Think quickly in crisis management situations and problem solve communications-related issues
Work with members of the Communications and Social Media team to update and manage the company?s social media presence
Work closely with other members of our marketing team to support our overall communications strategy
Build out internal processes as they relate to managing media contacts, media training, and inter-department communication.
Manage the annual PR budget and recruit and manage outside vendors and agencies when appropriate
Monitor and report on competitors? media activity
Monitor and report on media coverage of online higher education
Plan and execute special events
Things That Should Be in Your Background:
Bachelor?s degree in public relations, communications, marketing, journalism or related field
3+ three years related professional experience; agency background preferred
Experience pitching print and electronic news media; demonstrated success of securing placement in mainstream outlets
Familiarity with online news outlets, social networks and PR tools
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects, solve problems and manage multiple relationships
Proactive, personable, and team-oriented
Founded in 2008 by a unique team of education veterans with unparalleled experience, 2U, Inc., formerly known as 2tor, Inc., partners with preeminent institutions of higher education to deliver rigorous, selective degree programs online to students globally.
2U supplies universities with the tools, expertise, capital, and global recruiting needed to build and support programs of quality and scale.
Technology: 2U develops state-of-the-art technology platforms that give universities the ability to deliver traditional offline curricula in a unique online learning environment.
Instructional Design: Our instructional designers work closely with faculty to translate classroom courses into a compelling combination of synchronous and asynchronous online and real-world experiences, using the best educational and social technologies available. We work side-by-side with professors to evolve those courses. We make improvements as usage and learning patterns emerge and new technologies become available.
Infrastructure: 2U provides the support infrastructure and the logistical components of our partners? online programs. This includes comprehensive student support services from enrollment through graduation and beyond, as well as practical learning experiences in communities around the world.
Resources: 2U makes an upfront investment of over $10 million in each of our partner programs. By supplying capital and global marketing capabilities, we enable universities to give high-performing students around the world a transformational educational experience.
Since our founding, 2U has partnered with some of the most prestigious research universities to deliver groundbreaking online degree programs. You can read about our partners here (www.2U.com/partners).
And if you?re ready to help our team (www.2U.com/team) build the next great movement in higher education, consider joining us (www.2U.com/careers).
Why It?s Great to Join Our Team
There are plenty of reasons, but here are a few:
Benefits ? at 2U we offer a great benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability and 401k. We also offer paid time off and company holidays. That?s not all! Admissions Counselors receive a 100% paid tuition benefit for themselves, their spouse and their legal dependants.
Our Culture ? We are a highly energetic, innovative start-up company with room to grow. We don?t take ourselves too seriously, and strive to maintain a casual, professional and highly productive work environment for our team. 2U employees enjoy many perks, including the ability to wear jeans to work every day.
Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time-to-time, as needed.
2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans' status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U?s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay, and dismissal.
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