Position: Media Relations Specialist
Organization: Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST)
Location: Okinawa, Japan
Full Details: https://www.oist.jp/careers/media-relations-specialist-0
Join the Media Relations Team of a rapidly growing English-language graduate university for science and technology. Work with people from over 50 countries. Experience life in Okinawa with its own unique culture. Enjoy cultural events, explore coral reefs, travel around Asia, and participate in an active multicultural university community while contributing to the future of Japan’s most international university. The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) is a dynamic graduate university of science and technology in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The university is located on 85 hectares of protected forestland overlooking beautiful shoreline and coral reefs. The campus is striking architecturally, and the facilities are outstanding. There are no academic departments, which facilitates multidisciplinary research. Outstanding resources and equipment are provided and managed to encourage easy access and collaboration. OIST is rapidly gaining recognition in the worldwide academic community as a model for excellence in education, research and innovation.
Under the leadership of the Media Relations Manager, the Media Relations Specialist is to act as the main point of OIST contact for the media. This person will handle all matters related to the press, including responding to media inquiries, conducting media interviews, monitoring and reporting on media coverage, coordinating press conference and press briefing sessions, and developing good working relationships with journalists and other external and internal stakeholders. Other responsibilities include writing and editing for press releases and web stories, social media posting and managing projects within the Communication and PR Division.