Public Relations Associate – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The USC Charlotta Bass Journalism & Justice Lab at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism seeks to hire a Public Relations Associate to organize the communication efforts for the Charlotta Bass Journalism & Justice Lab.

The public relations associate will be responsible for maintaining the Bass Lab’s social media presence, prepare promotional materials, provide digital photography, develop electronic publications and coordinate public relations activities. 

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Additional Information:

  • This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week), hybrid, grant-funded staff position.

  • The annual base salary range for this position is $28.00-$30.00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

  • Job openings are posted for a minimum of (5) five business days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended, so please apply on the same business day if interested.

  • USC has excellent benefits, including health and dental benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans; tuition benefits for staff and their family; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, transit subsidy program, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.

About the Charlotta Bass Journalism and Justice Lab

The Charlotta Bass Lab explores how African Americans on the West Coast have used media to bear witness to social justice issues — yesterday and today. Many Black activism archives tend to focus on the East Coast icons of the Harlem Renaissance; the Midwest leaders of the Great Migration; or the Southern icons of the Civil Rights Movement. Yet, Black media makers from Washington, Oregon and California have crafted impactful messages too, which often set the agenda for the rest of the nation. From the Gold Rush to the Black Power Movement — and through today’s Movement for Black Lives — we center the West Coast storytellers whose testimonies changed the world. More information can be found here:

About the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Located in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is a national leader in education and scholarship in the fields of communication, journalism, public diplomacy and public relations. With an enrollment of more than 2,200 students, USC Annenberg offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degree programs, as well as continuing development programs for working professionals across a broad scope of academic inquiry. The school’s comprehensive curriculum emphasizes the core skills of leadership, innovation, service and entrepreneurship and draws upon the resources of a networked university located in the media capital of the world. For additional information, see our website:

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education.

Minimum Experience: 2 years

Minimum Field of Expertise: Public relations, journalism, advertising or related field.

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