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Communications Specialist I (Media Relations)

  • Job ID: 295367970
  • 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: $19.41 to $32.25 / hour

Description

UPMC is seeking a Communications Specialist I (Media Relations) role based at the US Steel Tower in Pittsburgh, PA. In this role, the successful candidate contributes to and supports the development and implementation of strategic media relations plans designed to enhance and protect the reputation of UPMC. The Communications Specialist I will assist the entire media relations department with advancing the organization’s external reputation.

Why work at UPMC?

  • At UPMC, we develop strong leaders who support and engage incredible team members. Together, we create an exceptional UPMC Experience for our co-workers and our patients.
  • A recent study showed that UPMC benefits are 20% higher in value than other health care providers in our market. UPMC offers tuition reimbursement, competitive pay, generous paid time off, and much more.
  • AWARD-WINNING WORKPLACE: Ranked #1 for Best Places to Work for Women & Diverse Managers by the 2020 Corporate Equality Index.
  • We have a rewarding career ladder to grow your career with UPMC.

If you have an interest in starting your career in media relations and have a passion for health care and an academic medical center setting, apply today!

Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and execution of communications plans and media strategies.
  • Develop press releases and media pitches for events, breakthroughs, and announcements
  • Help fulfill incoming media requests for experts and serve as a key contact for media outlets.
  • Create communications tools including but not limited to talking points, presentations, and correspondence on behalf of UPMC.
  • Manage communications projects of varying levels of complexity and sophistication as assigned.
  • Serve as media relations liaison to management staff and medical staff of clinical and nonclinical programs, providing consultation and strategic communications planning where appropriate
  • Works quickly, efficiently and has excellent writing, time management and critical thinking skills. Continuously refine and maintain the processes used by the department
  • Demonstrate service-oriented behavior in interactions with clients and co-workers.
  • Handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize projects appropriately.
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, communications, health sciences, or a related field required.
  • Completion of UPMC Summer Associate Program preferred.
  • Must have knowledge of traditional and digital marketing best practices, excellent communication, multitasking, organizational, research/interviewing, writing, grammar, and interpersonal skills.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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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