Museum of Science
  • 31-Aug-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Public Relations
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • 99000-104000 per year
  • Salary
  • Regular, Full Time

Manager, Media Relations

Museum of Science, Boston

Innovation and creativity come from the unique perspectives of a diverse staff. We value your perspective.


Reporting to the Public Relations Director, the Media Relations Manager is responsible for planning and implementing media strategies that proactively manage the Museum of Science's image and reputation with key local, regional, national, and international audiences, including the media, general public, educators, public officials, and science/technology industry. The Media Relations Manager measurably supports the Museum's initiatives with the goals of increasing awareness mission, vision, and values and creating/reinforcing positive perceptions to help drive attendance and public support of the institution's work within the Boston Science Common. Initiatives include promotion of the overall Museum and its mission, its product portfolio (exhibits, programs, and curriculum), visibility of its thought leaders, advocacy efforts, crisis communications, and more. The Media Relations Manager works collaboratively across the organization to ensure tight strategic and tactical coordination of all media relations activities (outreach efforts, content, calendaring) with other marketing channels and the overall organization to maximize impacts. This position manages media relations staff and works closely with the external public relations agency to ensure that all activities ladder up to overarching institutional objectives.


  • Develop and execute a long-range media relations strategy that builds awareness of the Museum's impact in three channels: onsite, online, and in classrooms.
  • Develop and implement strategies for outreach to approximately 2,000 media contacts
  • Maintaining our reputation locally, and expanding our footprint nationally and internationally.
  • Oversee the production and distribution of ~100+ media relations content
  • Oversee the execution of 4-6 press events
  • Oversee and/or respond to 5 to 10 daily incoming requests from media.
  • Manage media relations function activities including management of 1 - 3 direct reports


This position is full-time, 40 hours a week, Monday - Friday, possible nights and weekends


Director, Public Relations


  • Post high school course work, technical degree, associate's degree, business or vocational certificate.
  • 5 or more years Media Relations Strategy, Public Relations Management, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, English, or related experience.
  • Demonstrated experience of all aspects of media strategy, public relations, crisis management
  • Demonstrated experience of executive and organizational thought leadership development.
  • Demonstrated expertise managing media relations/earned media strategy and external communications for a major corporate brand or large non-profit, including management of third party agencies and other partners.
  • Proven experience launching new products and raising brand visibility locally, nationally through collaboration with marketing partners and support of integrated campaigns.
  • Demonstrated ability writing and editing press releases and other related communications (opinion pieces, articles, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience managing a team.
  • Previous experience delivering media coaching/training to senior level executives.


Exempt (Salaried). $99,000 - $104,000 annually


Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, commuter spending account, 23 vacation days, 12 holidays, 10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, a Museum Membership, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!


Staff, interns, and volunteers will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. The Museum will consider an exemption from the vaccine requirement if they are unable to get vaccinated due to a qualifying medical disability or a sincerely held religious objection. The Museum is not required to provide an accommodation or exemption from the vaccine requirement if doing so would pose a direct threat to others in the workplace or would create an undue hardship for the Museum.

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

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