At UPMC, we are committed to keeping our community safe and healthy as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds. As our team continues to provide Life Changing Medicine to our patients, our recruiters will continue to fill positions throughout this time. Interviews and other processes may be modified to protect the safety of our candidates and employees. Thank you for your patience.

For more information about UPMC's response to COVID-19, please visit upmc.com/coronavirus.

UPMC Life Changing Medicine
Search Our Jobs

   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct

Manager, Science Writing - CRP

  • Job ID: 37142996
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Corporate Communications
  • Department: Media Relations
  • Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $29.80 to $50.31 / hour

Description

Purpose:
The Manager, Science Writing works closely with the Director of Research Public Relations and the Vice Presidents of Public Relations to publicize assigned areas, notably research findings from the top NIH-funded University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and affiliated schools of the health sciences. Manages various crises and controversies in assigned areas and works to minimize negative publicity for UPMC and Pitt Schools of the Health Sciences. Mentors Media Relations staff as assigned and develops and places regional, national and international media stories.

Responsibilities:
• Cultivate and maintain strong, credible relationships with all appropriate regional, national and international media.
• Manage media crises in assigned areas.
• Appropriately prioritize beat areas for media coverage to meet organizational goals.
• Identify and develop relationships with all appropriate contacts in regional and national broadcast news organizations for the benefit of the Media Relations group.
• Demonstrate service-oriented behavior in interactions with clients and co-workers.
• Work collaboratively with colleagues in other marketing and communications departments.
• Create, execute and evaluate media strategies for assigned areas.
• Coordinate with pertinent scientific and professional organizations to promote assigned areas.
• Seek professional development opportunities for self and staff and mentor colleagues.

Qualifications

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or English Writing plus 5 years of combined experience in general writing with a minimum of 3 three years of science writing, OR Master’s degree plus 5 years of combined experience in general writing including a minimum of 3 years of science writing preferred, OR PhD or MD plus 3 years of science writing.
• Significant experience translating scientific/medical language to a lay persons understanding
• Experience providing clients with strategic counsel.
• Experience in an academic medical center strongly preferred.
• Undergraduate/graduate coursework in health-related sciences strongly preferred.
• Exceptional written and verbal communications skills required.
• Sound news judgment and track record of identifying and promoting stories of interest to regional, national and international media.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Total Rewards

More than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC’s Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life &emdash; because we believe that you’re at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.

Our Values

At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct

Talent Network