Manager - Communications

York, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 67888

General Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Director-Communications, Communication Managers manage integrated internal and external communications plans and/or manage specific communications channels, such as social media, publications and media relations. Communication Manages interfaces with system executives and other leaders; adopt best-in-class approaches and process in strategic communications, corporate communications, executive communications, media and community relations, content strategy and social media. Communications Managers contribute to an overall systemwide communications strategy to help build positive reputation and relationships between the organization and its internal and external constituencies, shaping and advancing WellSpan’s message and brand strategy throughout the organization and across the service region to support consumer growth and loyalty. Communications Managers contribute to an integrated, collaborative, data-driven Communications Team that is known for high reliability and excellence in execution.

Duties and Responsibilities:


   1   Works collaboratively with regional, medical group and business support leaders and members of the health system's Communications Team to identify priorities and develop/implement annual plans to support Top Tier business priorities or advance best-in-class communication channels.

   2   Regularly scans internal and external environment for best practices and opportunities; manages issues and opportunities impacting the system’s reputation and brand; executes communication strategies and communication channels to develop an engaged workforce, build the WellSpan brand and advance the system’s local, regional and system-wide priorities.

   3   Manages media relations strategies and activities including the development of news releases, op-eds, story placement strategies, sponsorships strategies, community event strategies, crisis communications/issues management activities, etc. Supports the system’s public information officers and participates in disaster planning activities. 

   4   Manages internal communication strategies to enhance employee engagement; develops communication plans, elevator speeches, newsletters, articles, blog posts and presentations, and actively participates in the planning and execution of various leadership and employee meetings.

   5   Develops metrics for all communication plans, contributes to function’s dashboards and embraces evidence-based communication planning.

   6   Plans, organizes and promotes special events, open houses and other related activities, in coordination with appropriate members of the Communications Team.

   7   Ensures compliance with WellSpan brand identity and nomenclature standards across all services, physician practices and facilities within local system of care.

    8  Responsible for photography and videography of system functions other related activities.



  Note:                                 Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.


  Minimum Education             Bachelor's Degree


  Minimum Experience            5 - 7 years


  Min Field of Expertise           Communications, Journalism or Public Relations, preferably with experience in a large, complex healthcare organization


  Skills: Other                        Excellent written/oral communications and interpersonal skills; computer skills (word processing); strong journalistic writing and copyediting skills


James Kane
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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Welcome. Respect. Value.

Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)