Specialist - Communications

York, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 107318

We're looking for a strong Communications Professional with a background in Internal Communications. This position will support the management of WellSpan's internal communication strategy including INET and Yammer.


Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Director-Communications, Communication Specialists execute tactics to support communication plans in support of WellSpan’s strategic plan and short- and long-term goals. Communications Specialists proactively identify communication opportunities and needs related to strategic communications, corporate communications, executive communications, media and community relations, content strategy and social media. Communications Specialists contribute to an integrated, collaborative, data-driven Communications Team that is known for high reliability and excellence in execution.


Duties and Responsibilities


  1. Collaborates with communications team members to identify content for internal channels to educate, inform, motivate and engage employees.  
  2. Proposes and implements calendars highlighting organizational mission, vision, values and priorities.
  3. Manages daily intranet including editorial calendar, writing, posting, creating pages, monitoring etc. 
  4. Manages production of multiple internal newsletters every week including gathering content, providing status on content, and organizing, writing, editing, formatting and managing approvals of content.  
  5. Works in multiple content management systems for creating and posting content on the website and intranet and works in distribution platform such as Constant Contact or other similar platforms.  
  6. Works collaboratively with the Communications Team and health system leaders to identify priorities and develop/implement annual plans to support strategic priorities or implement best-in-class communication channels and plans.
  7. Continuously scans the internal and external environment, understands the system’s major strategic and operating priorities and identifies relevant communications opportunities
  8. Coordinates, writes and produces communication tools including e-newsletters, talking points, speeches, articles, publications, brochures, posters, news releases, feature stories, online content, etc.
  9. Responsible for photography and videography of system functions and other related activities.
  10. Plans and coordinates meetings and special events to meet designated objectives



Minimum Experience:

  • 2 -3 years

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Field Of Expertise:

  • Communications, Journalism or Public Relations, preferably with experience in a large, complex healthcare organization


  • Proven ability to apply communications strategies to high-level organizational priorities; Critical thinking, superior journalistic writing and solid interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in AP Style
  • Experience managing intranet content
  • Experience with Sharepoint
  • Experience working in content management systems
James Kane
James Kane
Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant

WellSpan invests in you!

Join WellSpan, where we invest in our team members:

  • $17 minimum wage starting July 2, 2023
  • Enhanced weekend differential for most hourly employees
  • More than $245M invested in merit increases, rewards and educational support in the past two years
  • Competitive salaries, benefits, paid time off and a commitment to diversity

Join us and make a difference.

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Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees
  • 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
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WellSpan Health recognizes and honors the diversity of our team members, patients and neighbors, and we embrace all the human characteristics that make us similar and unique. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected and valued by creating a safe and inclusive environment to which we all feel a sense of belonging. We are equally committed to ensuring all team members have the opportunity to excel and are positioned for success through equitable policies, practices and resources.

WellSpan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy and intention of the System to maintain consistent and equal treatment toward applicants and employees of all job classifications without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected characteristic. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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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)

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