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Friday, November 20, 2015

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare -Media Relations Specialist

Job Description:


Media Relations Specialist

Location:
St. Paul - 183 University

Job Code: 6336
Hours:      1.0 FTE. The Media Relations Specialist works with a dynamic communications team to develop and execute strategies for proactive and reactive media relations. Strong relationships with local and national media required, as well as strong writing skills. Pager duty is required.


Job Objective/Purpose:
Develops and executes media relations strategies that will position Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare as a local, national and worldwide leader in delivering health care to patients with the most complex medical needs. This position also provides media relations support to the Children’s Miracle Network and Gillette’s fundraising initiatives.


Qualifications
Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications or marketing or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of five years of experience in public relations
  • Good presentation (both verbal and written) and public speaking skills
  • Strong developed media relationships
  • Advanced writing, proofing and editing ability (appropriate tone/style, clear and concise, well organized, complete and accurate)
  • Demonstrate effective management of projects from concept to production
  • Provide leadership in process and procedure development and implementation
  • Advanced computer skills and demonstrated strong ability to use a variety of publications-related software programs
  • Independent problem solving/decision making
  • Experience in developing strong working relationships with a wide range of staff within an organization
  • Intuitive organizational skills
  • Must be able to work full time (1.0 FTE)