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Thursday, April 05, 2012

Hazelden Foundation - Communications Specialist

Hazelden Foundation in Center City, MN, is looking for a full-time communications specialist with a flair for storytelling and a detailed editor’s eye. The communications specialist plans, writes, and helps to produce a variety of internal and external marketing and informational materials that promote Hazelden's products, programs, and services and advance its brand identity.

Key responsibilities: At the direction of the Communications and Public Relations Manager, plan and generate original and compelling content for Hazelden publications including annual report, alumni newsletters, patient brochures and website; copy-edit and proofread a variety of marketing materials, ensuring that content reflects Hazelden's corporate identity guidelines and "Chicago Manual" and "Associated Press Stylebook" rules; work with project managers, designers, outside vendors, and others to ensure that deadlines are met in a fast-paced, demanding work environment.
Position requires bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or public relations; three to five years' experience in relevant fields; strong portfolio of written work for print and interactive media; strong written and verbal communications skills; demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently; knowledge of Twelve Step philosophy and addiction recovery; basic photography skills; knowledge of desktop publishing, web content development and production, and social media content development and mechanisms; strong presentation skills, strong project management skills, and familiarity with electronic proofreading.
A decision to join the Hazelden Foundation is a decision to join a team of talented and committed employees who have promised patients the best opportunity for lifelong recovery. Dignity and respect is a requirement for Hazelden patients as well as employees. It is vital that Hazelden employees are successful and have opportunities to learn and grow. Hazelden offers a comprehensive, competitive benefits package that helps employees meet today's complex health care, insurance and personal needs
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