Cornell University Relations

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We believe that communications is the heart and soul of a contemporary institution.

Cornell University Relations has five integrated communications teams that work together to celebrate the reputation of one of the world’s great pioneers of research and education. We support all colleges, schools, units and partner organizations throughout the university to raise the awareness of Cornell among the broadest possible audience in support of the university’s strategic priorities.

74 full-time staff in a variety of positions led by the university’s principal spokesperson, the VP for University Relations.
5 integrated communications teams working in media relations, news, strategic communications, and a core team of storytellers and technologists.
100s of partners throughout the institution in multiple locations across the state and the globe.

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The creation of an enhanced partnership provides new opportunities

University Relations and the many colleges, schools and units are achieving a new vision of a unified, one-team approach to communications at Cornell. This is an exciting time to join our team and participate in an unprecedented opportunity for collaboration and learning across a unique, large-scale professional network. Apply now!

Strategic Communications

Strategic Communications works with university leadership to craft and implement communications strategies and messaging that advance Cornell’s global reputation for excellence in learning, discovery and engagement. As stewards of Cornell’s primary communications platforms, including flagship social media channels, our work encompasses leadership, internal and crisis communications.

Media Relations

Media Relations represents Cornell to local, regional, national and international media organizations. On both breaking news and long-term research efforts, Media Relations works across the university to connect faculty and administration leaders with traditional and new media.

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The News Office writes, edits and disseminates stories about Cornell University’s research, programs, people and strategic priorities to raise the university’s profile internally and externally. The Cornell Chronicle’s staff of reporters and editors covers beats including physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, social sciences, art and humanities, business, computer and information science, and sustainability.

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Cornellians is a reader-focused digital-first publication for all Cornell University alumni, combining the best of the former Cornell Alumni Magazine and Ezra magazine and expanding their content and readership, while also creating an online community where all Cornellians can join the conversation.

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Brand Communications

Brand Communications is an in-house creative team composed of two separate units that are unified in purpose but unique in their focus areas. The Brand Communications Studio provides multimedia storytelling and interactive tools and applications for institution-wide communications strategies, dedicated to Cornell's primary communications platforms like, Cornell Chronicle and university social media. Brand Communications Creative Services is an in-house agency that provides multimedia storytelling and production support directly to communications partners throughout the many colleges, schools and partner units. Both teams provide the same high level of quality and sophistication in our visual, editorial and interactive work in support of the Cornell brand.

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New Media

The New Media team—part of Strategic Communications—oversees the university’s social media strategy, developing an online community where members engage with Cornell’s brand and sustain lifelong relationships. The team works with partners across Cornell to create and curate content for the university-level social media platforms. New Media monitors trends in digital media, shares knowledge and fosters engagement with the university’s online communities, including Brand Ambassador training for individuals and units who represent Cornell on social media.

Vice President’s Office

The Vice President’s Office is the administrative and functional center of the division which provides consulting and direction to the colleges, schools and units across the university, and administrative support to the division.

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University Assemblies

The Office of the Assemblies is the administrative unit in the Division of University Relations which provides day-to-day support for Cornell’s assemblies and the student and employee-elected members of the Cornell University Board of Trustees.

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