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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

HealthPartners - Communications Consultant

Job Description:

At HealthPartners, you’ll find a culture where we live our values of excellence, compassion, integrity and most importantly, partnership. By working together, we will improve health and well-being, create exceptional experiences for those we serve and make care and coverage more affordable.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Communications Consultant. This role provides overall communications services for HealthPartners and supplies communications consulting services to other departments. Primary assignments include writing and editing for internal and external publications and communications, including internal email and Intranet; media relations; strategic planning, special communications, events, publications and projects. This position requires frequent contact and communication with employees, physicians, nurses, dentists, and administrators within HealthPartners, as well as the ability to represent the organization to media outlets and other external audiences.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, English, Journalism, Public Relations or related field.
  • At least two years of writing, employee communications, public relations and/or other communications experience. Internships and part-time employment can be used as experience.
  • Excellent written communications skills, including typing, spelling and grammar.
  • Ability to research and effectively communicate stories to internal and external audiences.
  • Excellent verbal communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent judgment.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge or experience in the health care field.
  • Experience communicating with internal employee audiences.
  • Writes employee communications, both printed and electronic, related to human resources, employee well-being, organizational culture, leadership development, recruiting, diversity and inclusion, and more.
  • Writes media materials and other items for external audiences for HealthPartners.
  • Acts as an active participant in the on-going HealthPartners internal and external communications process. This includes participating in planning sessions, and helping to measure the results and effectiveness of communications plans.
  • Assists fellow Communications staff in planning, coordinating and implementing special events, video and multimedia productions, and other assignments as needed.
  • Prepares news releases and may coordinate media interviews, and assists with media events.
  • Serves as writer/editor of newsletters/publications.
  • Provides media relations support for HealthPartners. This includes carrying the media relations pager during some weekends and holidays.
Decision Making:
  • Communications Consultant will abide by media policy and other policies pertinent to communications.
  • Communications Consultant will, on occasion, coordinate work done by freelance writers and other vendors.
  • Communications Consultant will work with established budgets and seek budget approval for expenditures, as needed, from manager.
HealthPartners is recognized nationally for providing outstanding care and experience for patients and members. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package. For more information and to apply go to and search for Job ID #47813.

Additional Information:

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. 

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