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Internal Communications Specialist I

  • Job ID: 394561571
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Corporate Communications
  • Department: Internal Communications
  • Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $20 to $33.22 / hour


UPMC Corporate is hiring a Communications Specialist I to join our Internal Communications team to support our news processes. This is a hybrid role at the U.S. Steel Tower in downtown Pittsburgh.  

This position’s focus is driving the news channels that serve as UPMC Internal Communications primary push communications to our 92,000+ employees. The Communications Specialist will be responsible for contributing to all aspects of creating our digital news products, with a focus on editing copy for style, clarity, and content and also managing, editing, and building communications using our email and intranet platforms. In collaboration with other members of the team, this role will include managing the department’s editorial calendar, contributing to overall departmental news strategy, and leading efforts to provide timely reporting on news channel analytics and audience engagement data. This team member will also work closely with other members of the UPMC Internal Communications team to support various communications projects for internal clients, as assigned, including writing, editing, design, client management, project tracking and more. 

The preferred candidate will have demonstrated writing and editing skills, keen news judgement, superb attention to detail, and experience in a fast-moving work environment and be willing to regularly seek ways to improve and innovate our news distribution and presentation processes to better engage key audiences. 

Look no further and apply today to join our team!


  • Take key role in editing, building, and sending push communications to systemwide internal audiences.  
  • Contribute to departmental news processes, including troubleshooting issues, training departmental peers, and overseeing the departmental editorial calendar.  
  • Collaborate with those inside and outside the department to complete to deadline assigned projects and deploy communications tactics.   
  • Maintain overall editorial excellence for news channels through attention to detail, sharp editing, and ability to enforce style guidelines.  
  • Develop and deliver analytics reports on the effectiveness of digital news products.  
  • Continuously refine and maintain the processes used by the department to reach internal audiences.  
  • Handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize projects appropriately. 
  • Demonstrate service-oriented behavior in interactions with clients and co-workers. 
  • Adhere to all department processes as established for editing content, submitting to publications, supporting intranet governance, and other processes as outlined by department leadership. 
  • Other duties as assigned.  



  • Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, communications, health sciences, or a related field required.
  • Demonstrated writing and communications skills required, including excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills, and knowledge of AP style.
  • Effective planning, multitasking, interpersonal and organizational skills. 
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines, adapt to challenges, solve problems, and do so with attention to detail and sound judgement. 
  • Familiarity with editorial news processes, data analytics, or experience with Poppulo or SharePoint a plus.

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