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Utah Transit Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer of all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, covered veterans, sexual orientation and gender identity. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Job Title Sr Media Relations Specialist: req254 Type of Posting: External
Deadline  5:00PM on September 7, 2017 Location: Salt Lake City
Benefits Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance plans. Retirement and Pension plans. Free transit passes, tuition reimbursement, and a free onsite medical clinic.
Job Summary

Coordinates UTA’s media relations program and serves as the agency’s primary media relations spokesperson and press liaison. Develops and executes strategic media plans and manages the distribution of information to the news media in support of events, activities and issues. Develops and maintains relationships with the news media. Interacts with reporters, editors, photographers, editorial boards and other members of the news media for disseminating information and publicity. Acts as a source of public information for scheduled and unscheduled events or issues. Work with the agency’s public relations and social media staff to coordinate press announcements and to identify emerging media issues. Works with executive staff, board leadership and agency management in responding to media queries and proactively pitching stories.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, or related field.



Seven years related work experience with demonstrated competency in public relations with an extensive media relations background.


- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing;

- Ability to develop a proactive media strategy;

- Ability to build rapport with various groups of people;

- Ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines;

- Excellent organizational skills.


This job requires regular and predictable attendance.


- OR -

An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

[UTA reserves the right to determine the equivalencies of education and experience.]

Pay Rate   $77,444.64 annually
How to Apply Apply on our website at: For additional questions, please call Human Resources at 801-287-2324