Aug 21, 2023

Media and Public Relations Specialist

  • Purdue Research Foundation
  • West Lafayette, IN, USA
Full-Time Marketing

Job Description

Essential Functions

  • Research, collect and organize information for use in news releases, news tips, media advisories, agendas and related materials.  
  • Assist with production of news releases and associated materials; coordinate media-related photo and video requirements.
  • Assist with production of video stories; writing and editing scripts, attending site visits, interviewing subjects and other duties.
Public Relations
  • Respond to communications and marketing-related inquiries.
  • Manage Editorial Calendar for all content, including Social Media.
  • Proactive pitching to journalists and publications through Meltwater platform.
  • Work with team on special strategic projects (events, promotions, conferences/summits etc)
  • Engender and maintain relationships with PRP, PRF/PU staff and faculty in addition to a variety of communication, media and marketing representatives.

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

  • Meet deadlines and work in a team environment.
  • Demonstrate exceptional writing ability, including the capacity to write in the style, tone and “voice” of the organization.
  • Utilize strong organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to be detail-oriented and multitask projects.
  • Operate independently, with limited supervision. 
  •  Produce work at a rapid pace.


  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications or related field required.
  • Three years of experience writing/editing in a media or corporate communications environment.

About Purdue Research Foundation

Purdue Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. PRF views, evaluates, and treats all persons in all Foundation-related activities solely as individuals on the basis of their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics.  All qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.

A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position. 



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