The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time Public Relations Manager position located in the Hoover-Stanford, CA office.
About Stanford University’s Hoover Institution
The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of economics, politics, history, and political economy—both domestic and foreign—as well as international affairs.
Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover before he became the thirty-first president of the United States, the Institution began as a repository of historical material gathered at the end of World War I. The library and archives have grown to be among the largest private repositories of documents on twentieth-century political and economic history. Over time the Institution expanded its mission from collecting archival material to conducting advanced research on contemporary history and economics and applying this scholarship to current public policy challenges.
With its eminent scholars and world-renowned library and archives, the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity, while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all humanity.
About the Public Relations Manager Opening
As an integral member of the Media and Government relations team, the Public Relations Manager will work daily with Hoover scholars in Palo Alto, California. He/She will help the team execute our media and leadership programs that bring the nation’s leading journalists and elected officials including Governors, Members of Congress, Cabinet officials, Mayors to engage with Hoover’s preeminent scholars. This person is also responsible for managing Hoover’s television and radio studio for scholars to conduct media interviews including former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and historians Victor Davis Hanson and Niall Ferguson.
- Develop, execute and oversee written communications of moderate complexity, including presentations, speeches, news stories, web content, talking points, and correspondence and social media posts
- Participate in regular meetings of key researchers with media relations needs to develop strategies and tactics for facilitating effective communications
- Assist in identifying and maintaining professional relationships with key press and community leaders
- Assist in preparing content for internal or external newsletters; understand email and digital content distribution
- Identify individuals/groups to attend and/or speak at public meetings or other events
- Coordinate media, community or government relations, and ensure logistics and preparations are handled
- Assist in executing Hoover’s journalist programs including Media Roundtables, Media Fellowships, and Media Academies
- Serve as California based lead for Media and Government Relations events including Hoover Leadership Forums
- Manage the Hoover Institution’s television and radio studio
- 3+ years of relevant experience
- Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, political science or relevant academic discipline preferred
- Excellent written communication skills, reporting skills, and skills in conceptual editing, copy editing, and proof reading
- Ability to work collaboratively with internal communications groups across campus.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills in working with a variety of people
- Capacity to write and synthesize materials and communicate information in a manner easily understood
- Experience in public policy communications preferred (i.e. media relations experience on Capitol Hill, campaigns, the Administration, state and local government or handling public policy issues for public relations firms or corporate communications)
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:
- Cover letter, which should detail your philosophical interest advancing The Hoover Institution’s mission and your salary requirements
Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: https://talentmarket.org/candidates/apply-for-your-dream-job/.
Questions can be directed to Stephanie Keaveney, Network Engagement Strategist at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected].
There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.
The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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