Corporate Communications Specialist

Recruiter
Saint Mary's Hospital
Location
Waterbury
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 06, 2017
Closes
Oct 08, 2017
Role
Editorial
Industry
Healthcare
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
* Working with the Trinity Health Of New England Regional Marketing Team, initiates and controls the flow of public information and access to the media and other external audiences with a primary responsibility to Saint Mary's Hospital. This involves research, interviewing, writing, editing, speech writing and/or interaction with all types of media, local, regional, and trade industry press as required. Notifies the Regional Vice President, Marketing of all media inquiries and seeks counsel on actions to be taken.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: Initiates contacts with media representatives to maintain a working relationship; initiates story ideas or campaigns to sell to the media and responds to requests from the media. Tracks and follows all inquiries and the result of media interaction with our staff. Plans seasonal or periodic campaigns for stories. Helps plan and manage media and community relations events. Exercise judgment in responding to media inquiries with special attention to timeliness, appropriateness and accuracy of response. Submits monthly reports with number of media contacts, press releases, placements and value of coverage. Responsible for the daily review of selected local, regional and national media outlets; daily morning update with the department director to provide a summary and alert of news that may require an immediate response by the health system or be shared with senior leaders. Serves in an editing and/or writing capacity for various publications produced by the Regional Marketing Department. Produces monthly newsletters and communication materials for the health system and follows set guidelines for approval on all written communication. Assists other departments with communications projects to include the planning and production of internal communications, interviewing and photography, writing feature stories, editing and distribution. Insures that media are kept informed of key events and developments as determined by the health system leadership. Produces press releases, talking points, position statements, brochures, flyers, videos, film, photos or voice tapes as required. Meets with the media regularly to maintain good relations and arranges tours of the health system to increase awareness of our services, etc. Serves as Public Information Officer (PIO) for Saint Mary's Hospital Incident Command Team, coordinates information between Saint Mary's Incident Command System and the Waterbury Department of Public Health, participates in planning and training exercises and drills.

Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or related field required. Minimum 3 years' experience in a corporate communications or similar role, preferably in a healthcare-related industry. Strong writing portfolio necessary. Knowledge of PC operation in a Windows environment and ability to work with various publication software products and with office equipment including PC, calculator, copier and fax. Strong creative writing ability and ability to network with a diverse population required.

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