Bradley University Office of Public Relations - Public Relations Specialist in Peoria, Illinois

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: Bradley University seeks candidates for the position of Public Relations Specialist. This position reports to the Executive Director of Public Relations.

The Public Relations Specialist will assist in all aspects of PR pertaining to Bradley University. The Specialist will nurture current relationships, increase awareness, and enhance the University's image by developing and executing effective communication and media relations strategies.

This position will assist with general media relations, community relations, crisis communications, and internal communications. He/she will assist with planning publicity strategies and campaigns, write and produce presentations and press releases, and handle inquiries from the public, the press, and related organizations. He/she will act as a liaison between Bradley and its many audiences while establishing and maintaining good-natured, cooperative relationships with the news media, faculty, staff, local communities and other public interest groups. (See full position description below.)

A bachelor's degree with coursework in journalism, communications, public relations or a related course of study or a bachelor's degree (with a different major) plus five years of experience in a related field. Additional requirements include knowledge of media relations and public relations practices and principles; advanced news writing abilities; outstanding interpersonal and verbal communication and presentation skills; effective organization and time management skills; skills in special event and project management.

Video production and editing knowledge; Adobe Suite knowledge; supervisory experience; national media outreach experience; speech writing; understanding of social media content development, management and analytics; database management; and media monitoring and analytics experience helpful.

Qualified candidates should electronically submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications for the position, current resume, two writing samples, and complete contact information for a minimum of three professional references to

Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.

Bradley University is a top-ranked, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students the opportunities, choices and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experience of a smaller university. Bradley offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs in business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology. The University is located on an 85-acre campus in the largest metropolitan area in central Illinois.

Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified applicants from underrepresented groups.