At Stony Brook Medicine, the Medicine Media Relations Coordinator is a valuable member of our team, who is to provide comprehensive support for the Stony Brook University Media Relations Office with a concentration on Stony Brook Medicine. This position interacts on a daily basis with the media.

Duties of a Medicine Media Relations Coordinator in the Public Relations Department may include the following but are not limited to:

  • Support Stony Brook Medicine Media Relations Office – Field inquiries from media and review strategy and approach with appropriate staff. Research industry news and trends to pitch media outlets keeping institutional, branding and leadership goals in mind. Reply to internal and external correspondence as directed. Populate content within department’s social media platforms. Update the on call schedule and prepare email to be released on Fridays.
  • Media services resource – Interview sources, write, proofread and distribute press releases and media advisories. Compile, edit and distribute the e-newsletter. Identify appropriate University sources and experts in response to media requests. Greet reporters, identify and coordinate options for interview locations. Coordinate media requests as needed. Support media during Stony Brook Medicine events including press conferences. Produce video news releases or b-roll packages as needed. Pitch and book broadcast interviews for Stony Brook Medicine experts using internal ReadyCam TV studio.
  • Administrative Duties – Secure, collect and organize news clips for daily and monthly reports. Attend departmental staff meetings and other meetings as needed. Maintain and update media list database. Maintain/update media inquiry logs. Maintain and update department experts site and post content to department’s newsroom site when needed. Lead the preparation and develop written materials for media relations industry awards.
  • Other – Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two years of work experience in a public relations firm, as a publicist, or as a news reporter/producer.
  • Proven track record of news writing and media placement.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with the entire Microsoft Office suite and Google Apps.
  • Demonstrated experience working collectively with others and independently on projects and other assignments.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communication studies, public relations, English or journalism preferred.
  • Additional years of work experience in a public relations firm, as a publicist, or as a news reporter/producer.
  • Experience working in health care public relations or news reporting; demonstrated ability to work in various social media applications; and, experience working with simple video equipment and desktop editing applications.


Read more about qualifications and how to apply here.