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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Communications Director - Ameican Heart Association

American Heart Association, the nation’s largest nonprofit health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, has an excellent job opportunity for a Communications Director in our Minneapolis office.

Communications Director will coordinate and administer an ongoing media relations program with major print, broadcast and electronic media for the Twin Cities area. Occasional nights and weekends are required.

Responsibilities:
  • Manage, plan, direct, control and implement an aggressive communications program in the media markets, with an emphasis on health communications, media advocacy and public relations support for fundraising events
  • Proactively pitch AHA programs on a local level, seek out additional media opportunities in the area, work with capitol press staff to communicate AHA programs and initiatives, and coordinate local media sponsorships for AHA programs
  • Provide consultation and training for regional volunteers and staff
  • Work with field volunteers and staff to ensure effective local implementation of communications initiatives
  • Qualifications:
  • 3-5 experience in mass communications (print or electronic), public relations/media relations or advertising
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Strong media relations experience, including media sponsorship negotiation and pitching to local TV, print and radio on an on-going basis
  • Written communications experience, including business writing and news writing/editing for print and broadcast skills
  • Voluntary health agency experience preferred
  • NON SMOKER
  • High 40's - Low 50's plus Excellent Benefits including Pension Plan!

    Apply today at GMAgreatermidwestjobs@heart.org