Job Description

Job Title: Manager, Media Relations
Job ID: 11063681
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Department: Media Relations
Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219


Are you a public relations professional interested in building a rewarding career? This is a great position for talented candidates who are enthusiastic about using their communications and social media skills to make a difference in the world of health care. Our dynamic environment makes the Media Relations department an exciting place to work.

The Manager, Media Relations is primarily responsible for promoting the clinical excellence and groundbreaking research of UPMC and The University of Pittsburgh. 

  • Appropriately prioritize beat areas for media coverage to meet organizational goals.
  • Manage media crises in assigned areas.
  • Seek professional development opportunities.
  • Coordinate with pertinent scientific and professional organizations to promote assigned areas.
  • Create, execute and evaluate media strategies for assigned areas.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong, credible relationships with all appropriate regional, national and international media.


  • Undergraduate degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, English or related field required. 
  • Master's degree preferred.
  • 5 + years of experience in media relations, journalism or communications required.
  • Background in Media Relations/Public Relations is strongly preferred. Experience in a healthcare and/or science industry is preferred.
  • Social media experience is preferred.
  • Experience providing clients with strategic counsel. 
  • Experience in an academic medical center, hospital or health care industry is preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to translate scientific/medical information to a lay person's understanding.
  • Sound news judgment and track record of identifying and promoting stories of interest to regional, national and international media.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $29.22 to $49.32 / hour

Union Position: No

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