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Media and Communications Specialist

Administration
Status: 
Full Time
Department: 
Administration
Location: 
Warren
Hours: 
Full Time
Description: 

MAJOR FUNCTION:
The overall function of the Media and Communication Specialist is to manage all the social media and the communication needs of the various programs within the organization, Henry J. Austin Health Center.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Maintains the spirit of team work and adheres to the HJAHC’s code of conduct in the effort to create an environment of “Joy In The Workplace” with HJAHC members as well as for the patient, families and clinic staff.
• Coordinates the timely production of communication/event materials, coordinate with graphic designers, printers, photographers and other creative resources.
• Assists in the development of an annual social media marketing plan to promote and drive business and patient volumes at HJAHC.
• Serve as liaison to the media, preparing and planning press releases and pitching relevant stories as needed to support HJAHC efforts, fundraising events and promote HJAHC feature stories.
• Assists in the development and execution of a plan to disseminate marketing materials that drive awareness of HJAHC among the appropriate community stakeholders and the patient population.
• Actively create marketing materials for the health center including direct mail pieces, brochures, posters and health fair promotions.
• Prepares internal newsletters and external magazines for the community about HJAHC.
• Serves as the editor of the HJAHC’s e magazine. In conjunction with the directors and managers write and edit copy, coordinate approval for stories; seek competitive bids to contain costs for projects, route through project through print and design production process; coordinate all activities to disseminate the publication.
• Manages the organization’s website, maintain social media presence and coordinates email blasts to members and community at large.
• Coordinates production of print and web materials, including working with graphic or web designers and printers.
 
EDUCATION:
A bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications or similar degree is preferred.
 
PREREQUISITES FOR THE JOB:
Five to seven years experience in marketing/communications, ideally in the non-profit sector. Familiarity with healthcare a plus; Excellent writing and communication skills; strong interpersonal and organizational skills; Attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and execute multiple projects under demanding deadlines are essential; Excellent writing and editing skills; Experience in media and public relations (news releases, pitching the media and photographers); Familiarity with Web content management and communications and social media; Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office applications, including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint; Working knowledge of design programs a plus.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The employee frequently is required to stand and/or walk for extended periods and examine or manipulate objects at high or low reach.  The employee is occasionally required to carry up to 10 - 15lbs of charts at one time or pick up or move a 25-30lb box short distances reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
• Work is repetitive and monotonous in nature and requires concentration and constant technical attention to accuracy and detail for extended periods of time.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
 

 
External Applicants: Please apply through Indeed careers link: https://www.indeedjobs.com/henry-j-austin-healthcenter/_hl/en_US
 
Internal Applicants: Please send cover letter & updated resume to shelby.kuster@henryjaustin.org with the job title on the subject line, as well as a completed internal job application.