Job Information

University of Utah Public Relations Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 12/06/2023

Requisition Number PRN37118B

Job Title Public Relations Specialist

Working Title Public Relations Specialist

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 02160 - School of Business M + C

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $56000 - $68000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Reporting to the Senior Director of Marketing for the David Eccles School of Business. Plans and implements a public relations program that disseminates news about The David Eccles School of Business or department events, research achievements, and personality profiles to the local and national media and communities. Strong writing skills required.


1. Plans, coordinates and implements an effective internal and external public relations program designed to keep the public informed of the programs and achievements of the School of Business or assigned department.

2. Develops content and design of all publications and on-line media.

3. Develops and fosters relationships with members of the media.

4. Prepares and distributes news releases, story ideas, photographs and videos tomedia representatives and other University constituencies.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, related field or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); three years relevant experience required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communications skills also required.

Expertise with local media markets and knowledge of statewide, regional and national media preferred. Five years experience as a public relations practitioner or related field may be preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Coordinates public events and special projects as assigned.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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