Communications Specialist - Healthcare

Des Plaines, IL

Post Date: 05/26/2017 Job ID: 20188 Industry: Heatlh care

Communications Specialist - Healthcare

Rosemont Non-Profit seeking a Communications Specialist, who will be responsible for providing writing and editorial assistance for our Professional Association Client's programs, campaigns, initiatives and publications.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Write and edit copy for programs, campaigns, initiatives and publications to ensure message and style match our client's brand policies and are consistent with their strategic plan.
  • Work to independently research and/or interview appropriate sources to develop content.
  • Reflect in writing an understanding of the audiences for the client's messaging, including members, consumers, trade and general media, legislators, students, etc.
  • Meet deadlines to allow for reviews and approvals by internal stakeholders, members and leadership.
  • Complete writing assignments for a variety of audiences and purposes, including press releases, website copy, talking points, Informational Campaign collateral, trustee newsletters, blogs, letters to the editor and op-eds, social media, news and feature stories for internal and external audiences, scripts, speeches, PowerPoints, welcome letters and president’s e-newsletter and columns.
  • Conduct editorial review of printed association materials.
  • Provide editorial and copy assistance to affiliated organizations for their publications.
  • Disseminate materials through all available channels to trade and general media.
  • Use contracted online services to schedule and distribute press releases to appropriate media outlets.
  • Contact media representatives when there is a company message to disseminate.
  • Develop an annual editorial calendar for news releases utilizing the contracted online services.
  • Develop comprehensive trade media lists and build relations with media personnel.
  • Coordinate posting of press materials to the company website.
  • Compile media coverage reports.
  • Stay current on media coverage and industry trends.
  • Recruit and facilitate trade and general media attendance at and/or coverage of our client's Annual Meeting and Conference.
  • Build media databases for educational events.
  • Develop and distribute media interest forms.
  • Coordinate media registration.
  • Facilitate on-site media visits as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of AP style
  • Excellent project and time management skills
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Ability to work independently but collaboratively
  • Experience in healthcare editorial and public relations activities helpful
  • Presentation/public speaking experience helpful
  • Word processing, spreadsheet and related computer application knowledge
  • 1 to 3 years of related professional experience or equivalent internship experience (Healthcare a must).
  • College degree in journalism, communications, public relations or related field

 

Email: desplaines@stivers.com.  Refer to job #20188.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of AP style
  • Excellent project and time management skills
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Ability to work independently but collaboratively
  • Experience in healthcare editorial and public relations activities helpful
  • Presentation/public speaking experience helpful
  • Word processing, spreadsheet and related computer application knowledge
  • 1 to 3 years of related professional experience or equivalent internship experience (Healthcare a must).
  • College degree in journalism, communications, public relations or related field

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