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Lead Marketing Communications Specialist

  • Job ID: 776402809
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Corporate Marketing
  • Department: Regional Marketing
  • Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $29.18 to $49.16 / hour


As a Lead Communications Specialist, you will assist the director/senior manager/manager in writing and producing medical and health care content to increase awareness of UPMC’s clinical/research expertise and innovations among a physician audience. You may also write consumer-oriented copy on a variety of medical and healthcare related topics.

As a Lead Communications Specialist, you will serve as a key writing resource, developing new content, including research, interviews with experts, copy development, editing, and production across digital and print platforms, as needed.

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 Diversity MBA.
  • We have a rewarding career ladder to grow your career with UPMC.



  • Work closely with Director/Senior Manager/Manager to develop strategic communications to raise brand awareness among national and regional physicians, clinicians, and consumers.
  • Independently plan, research, conduct interviews, and write copy that is concise, well organized, stylistically appropriate to the audience and purpose, and conforming to department style rules.
  • Write clear, concise synopses of complex medical content.
  • Coordinate the work of contributing marketing staff and freelancers, including editing and proofreading their copy.
  • Take responsibility for approvals and accuracy of information communicated.
  • Manage projects of increased complexity, sensitivity, or importance to the organization, or edit major publications.
  • Manage the development and production of marketing communications projects for UPMC programs, including print collateral, videos, and digital content.
  • Provide guidance to communications specialists and summer associates on writing and marketing communications projects and process.
  • Oversee graphic design and production process (including printing) so that projects are appropriate for the audience and message. Implement brand standards and ensure timely delivery of projects.
  • Monitor budget and manage the distribution and delivery of projects. Complete projects on time and within budget.
  • Handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize projects appropriately.
  • Demonstrate service-oriented behavior in interactions with clients and co-workers.
  • Perform in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, communications, health sciences, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a marketing/communications position or related field (health care/medical writing or related field highly preferred)
  • Must have excellent communication, organizational, research/interviewing, writing, editing, and interpersonal skills, as well as knowledge of traditional and digital marketing best practices


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UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct