Course Director, Media Relations
Full Sail University - Winter Park, FL

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Full Sail University is now accepting applications for the Course Director, Media Relations position in its Public Relations Master of Arts Degree Program.

Description

Course Directors ensure excellence in teaching skills and classroom content. They manage instructors and lab personnel to deliver the same excellence in the labs, and ensure personal service to students. Course Directors maintain continuing education as defined in the faculty development plan. They design and or maintain curriculum to ensure industry standards are being met.

Journalists have traditionally provided PR professionals with an opportunity to have their story told to a large audience by trusted source. In the “Media Relations” course students will consider who the journalist is in the digital space and how the traditional objective of pitching a journalist has changed as a result of the Internet and participatory media. Students will examine how to engage both the advocates and skeptics of their organization and how to leverage the influence of independent voices and subject area experts.

Education/Training

The minimum degree requirement is a Master’s degree with at least 18 graduate credit hours in Public Relations, Communications or related field. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of four years of related experience. The preferred degree would be in Public Relations, Media, Communications, Multimedia Design or Film and/or Video Production. The industry experience would include public relations, communications, multimedia design and film and/or television production. Teaching experience is preferred and the candidate must have a passion for education.

Skills Needed

Broad base of knowledge in media, communications, multimedia design and film and/or television production. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Proficiency in Mac or PC platforms. Must have strong social media skills.

Full Sail University offers a unique, hands-on, real word education to over 14,000 students from all over the world. We are located in Winter Park, Florida, just outside Orlando - one of the world’s foremost tourist destinations. In addition to great weather, plentiful beaches, and some of the most famous theme parks on the planet, Orlando features a thriving entertainment community.

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