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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Blue Cross Blue Shield - Public Relations Specialist Senior Job

As a member of the Public Relations team, this position will serve as dedicated support to Provider Relations, evaluating existing communications channels and recommending and implementing new approaches in order to streamline communications efforts related to strategic communications initiatives. Position will assist with ongoing business communications while serving as the primary PR representative in cross-functional work teams at leadership/strategic levels and operational levels.


1) Works with assigned business to align public relations strategy with business objectives; advises on optimal message content and timing; develops appropriate level of short term and long term support.

2) Contributes to the development and fostering of relationship with key media contacts.Serves as media contact and responds to media requests.

3) Serves as media contact and responds to media requests.

4) Provides business and consumer focused brand journalism for company blog.

5) Secures media placements related to assigned business areas and projects.

6) Coaches business partners on key message development and becoming effective company spokespersons.


  • Bachelor's degree and 7 years of public relations, communications, marketing communications.

  • Proven experience in effectively communicating with top-level executives and external stakeholders.

  • Exceptional collaboration skills with the ability to partner effectively within the company.

  • Demonstrable skills in media relations and social media development.

  • Demonstrated ability to present complex business ideas, strategies and results succinctly and persuasively at a senior executive level.

  • Demonstrates highly effective writing skills and verbal presentation skills that drives impactful stakeholder action.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

  • Strong team player able to work well across teams.

  • Knowledge of health industry overall and key Blue Cross strategic initiatives

Preferred Requirements

Knowledge of health industry preferred.

FLSA Status

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected characteristic.