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Senior Media Relations Specialist
Department: Public Affairs
|Location:||Medical Center - Duarte (Duarte, CA)|
Position Title: Social Media/Senior Media Specialist
Location: Medical Center (Duarte)
Responsible for raising the national and local profile of City of Hope with an emphasis on research, treatment advances, patient stories, clinical care and events via traditional media, online media and social media platforms; cultivating internal and external contacts; and deftly maneuvering within an evolving media environment that includes national, regional and local news outlets and blogs; medical/science, consumer, business and medical/health trade journals; and social media outlets. Creates written, social and video content for online and print publications. Drafts materials such as pitches, articles, news releases, talking points, background information, press kits, media advisories, and other tools for use in increasing awareness of City of Hope amid the media and the public.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field
Five+ years relevant experience in marketing and communications, including at least three years in healthcare marketing communications
Preferred Education: Bachelor’s degree in a communications field, with emphasis on health care, science or medicine, or Master’s degree in a related field
English, journalism, public relations, marketing, public affairs
Health care, public relations, marketing, public affairs, social media
Excellent written, verbal and social media communication skills
Extensive contacts and productive working relationships within medical, scientific, health-care and general media
Ability to quickly translate complex or technical scientific subjects for a lay audience
Adaptability within evolving social media environment and proven ability to share and amplify stories among public and media
Excellent time-management skills and ability to juggle, and complete, multiple tasks at once.
Ability to work well with department colleagues, administrators, academic medical professionals, researchers, and development officers
Knowledge of AP style
Prolific idea generator
Ability to work on multiple tasks
Ability to work independently
Ability to produce variety of content quickly, efficiently and accurately
Interpersonal communications skills
Word processing and media list database programs
Personal computer and related online, social programs
Video editing software
Must be willing to learn media list database programs and the ever-evolving array of communication platforms
Working / Environmental Conditions:
Atmosphere and environment associated with office setting
Pressure due to deadline requirements
Pressure due to multiple tasks
About City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 4000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy. Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.
City of Hope strongly supports and values the uniqueness of all individuals and promotes a work environment where diversity is embraced. Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.
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