Supports the public relations and marketing activities for internal and external publics of the hospital system. Assists with website and social media functions, community relations, publications, special events, media relations and related activities.
Education and/or experience: Requires a bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations or communications. A minimum of one to two years’ experience is required, and experience in healthcare is preferred. A valid drivers’ license is required, and previous HICS and NIMS training and certifications are preferred. Knowledge: Requires advanced knowledge and proficiency of Microsoft Office programs including Excel, PowerPoint and Word, as well as e-mail and website management software. A strong knowledge of the Associated Press Stylebook is required, and proficiency with a camera (digital and video) and photo editing software, also is required. Comfort with web-related functions and social media applications also is required. Additionally, knowledge of health care settings, operations and terminology is preferred. Skills: Strong news and feature writing skills are required, as writing is a heavy emphasis of the position. Requires precise attention to detail, organization, positive and frequent interaction with internal and external audiences, and excellent customer service skills. Must also portray a professional and approachable demeanor at all times. Public speaking and interaction in a variety of settings also is required. Abilities: Must have the ability to communicate clearly, effectively and professionally, both verbally and with written word. Must be a self-motivated team player with strong interpersonal skills. Candidate must be able to handle the stress of deadlines, frequent interruptions and changing priorities, and must have the ability to maintain calm in all situations. Must be accessible before- and after - hours and on weekends, as required.
About this company
Blount Memorial Hospital is more than just a hospital. It is a not-for-profit organization that includes a 304-bed acute care hospital on its main campus, but also features a growing physicians group with specialty clinics, inpatient and outpatient diagnostic services, fitness facilities and a senior living facility campus. With a strong emphasis on community, Blount Memorial’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of the entire community.
Location/Region: Maryville, TN (US)