Digital PR Coordinator

What We’re Looking For:

The 2U Inbound Marketing team is seeking an education expert with marketing experience for the position of digital PR coordinator. In this role, you will build relationships with education thought leaders and organizations in order to create and distribute meaningful education-related content on behalf of our university partners. You’ll work closely with the content manager to pitch content to publications and influencers in the education space. You’ll work alongside university faculty experts and thought leaders to directly support the organic growth of our education partner programs through placements. The ideal candidate has a robust working knowledge of digital relationship building and PR, as well as expertise in K-12 and teacher education.

Exceptional organization, communication and writing skills are required. This position requires you to use both email and social media strategies to establish strategic, long-term relationships with publications, thought leaders and education influencers that drive our organic marketing efforts and secure high-quality placements for our partner programs.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

Conduct outreach and link-building initiatives around program blog content, events and marketing campaigns to improve SERP (Search Engine Results Page) visibility and increase organic growth and prospects

Obtain placements on digital publications through email outreach and content partnerships

Translate big education reform ideas into concepts that are digestible by both the general population and specific blog audiences

Building upon an existing understanding of and passion for the education vertical by identifying and developing relationships with influencers and building a profile as an influencer yourself

Identifying industry trends and tools to support marketing campaigns and objectives

Work directly with third-party bloggers, journalists and publishers to leverage school-branded content

Managing interns and third-party vendors/agencies as needed

Things That Should Be in Your Background:

Bachelor’s degree required.

Strong understanding of and/or background in K-12 education and higher education 

2-4 years of proven experience in social media/community management, education program development, public relationships and/or content marketing

Strong marketing and/or business development skills

Outstanding written and verbal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively to prospective students, education advocates and corporate executives

Digital literacy skills required; Strong understanding of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr). Familiarity with digital media tools (JIRA, CMS, Buzzstream, Moz, Google Analytics) is a plus

Other Attributes That Will Help You in This Role:

Self-starter and team player, detail and deadline-oriented, calm and personable under pressure

Strong interest and experience in K-12 and teacher education

Exceptional project management skills

About 2U

2U partners with leading colleges and universities to deliver the world’s best online degree programs. Our Platform, a fusion services and technology, enables schools to attract, enroll, educate, support and graduate students around the world. Our company culture is united by our No Back Row® philosophy; the idea that when we each lean in and do our part, we are better individually and collectively.

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same.

Why It’s Great to Work at 2U

2U offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our offices are casual and social places. We wear jeans to work and fuel brainstorming sessions with snacks and seltzer.


2U offers a comprehensive benefits package:

Medical, dental and vision coverage

Life insurance, disability and 401(k)

Unlimited snacks and drinks

Generous paid leave policies

Tuition reimbursement program

Spontaneous dance parties

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay and dismissal.

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