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Thursday, March 24, 2011

UnitedHealth Group - Communications Manager

Bring your communication bravado, and help change the world one bold idea at a time. You can help drive the change that improves the health care system for the benefit of millions.

Position Description:
Carry out creative media campaigns that advance our commitment to providing affordable, quality health and wellness services to America's seniors. The right candidate will have experience implementing external communications strategies with a focus on multi-media campaigns that deliver measurable results.

Sound analytical and writing skills are a must, along with an ability to develop thoughtful communications strategy and messaging around the issues of senior health, Medicare policy and health care affordability and quality. This professional will be able to operate well within a team and have the ability to interact with senior business leaders to craft appropriate and timely business communications. Must have experience interacting with local and national media.

Duties will include: assisting in the development of press releases and talking points; pitching timely, relevant stories; staffing scheduled media opportunities; drafting letters/memos, Q&As, backgrounders, and other messaging documents; working cooperatively with outside vendors.

UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement is part of the family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group one of the leaders across most major segments of the US health care system.

Imagine joining a group of professionals and clinicians who are working to improve health care for people over 50. Consider the influence you can have on the quality of care for millions of people. Now, enhance that success with enthusiasm you can really feel.

That's how it is at UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement. Everyday, we're collaborating to improve the health and well being of the fastest growing segment of our nation's population. And we're doing it with an intense amount of dedication.

Here, you will discover a culture that grows through challenge. That evolves by being flexible. That succeeds by staying true to our mission to make health care work effectively and efficiently for seniors. Put your best to work for us, and discover extraordinary opportunities for growth.


* BA/BS degree is required
* 5+ years experience in a fast-paced, complex communications environment required
* 1+ year of proven experience working with media, pitching stories, and driving message required
* Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint experience required
* Excellent writing skills is a plus
* An ability to generate ideas and the willingness and ability to execute on them preferred
* Experience communicating and operating effectively within a diverse organization preferred
* A proactive problem solver with a commitment to the success of teammates and the company preferred
* Agency experience preferred, but not mandatory

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. In addition, employees in certain positions are subject to random drug testing.

Apply online now.