Communications Specialist

York, PA | Marketing, Public Relations and Communications | System Communications | FTE: 1 | Regular | Tracking Code: 107318

General Summary

Executes tactics to support communication plans in support of WellSpan's strategic plan and short- and long-term goals. Proactively identifies communication opportunities and needs related to strategic communications, corporate communications, executive communications, media and community relations, content strategy and social media. Contributes to an integrated, collaborative, data-driven Communications Team that is known for high reliability and excellence in execution.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:
  • 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.
  • Continuously scans the internal and external environment, understands the system-s major strategic and operating priorities and identifies relevant communications opportunities
  • Coordinates, writes and produces communication tools including e-newsletters, talking points, speeches, articles, publications, brochures, posters, news releases, feature stories, online content, etc.
  • Responsible for photography and videography of system functions and other related activities.
  • Plans and coordinates meetings and special events to meet designated objectives.
Common Expectations:
  • Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment and safety standards.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, inservice meetings, and workshops.
  • Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
  • Assists in proofreading, writing and idea development for public relations and marketing projects.
Required for All Jobs:
  • Performs other related duties as identified.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a compliance program to support WellSpan's values and standards for professionalism, integrity, and ethics. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization and the performance expectations of the job, the department, and the compliance program.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a privacy program to safeguard the patient information and the business and operational information of the organization. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization to safeguard patient and business/operational information.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Physical Demands:
  • Standing - Occasionally
  • Walking - Occasionally
  • Sitting - Frequently
  • Reaching - Rarely
  • Talking - Frequently
  • Hearing - Frequently
  • Repetitive Motions - Occasionally
  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Occasionally
Qualifications

Minimum Education:
  • Bachelors Degree Required
Work Experience:
  • 2 years Experience in Communications, Journalism or Public Relations, preferably with experience in a large, complex healthcare organization. Required
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Proven ability to apply communications strategies to high-level organizational priorities.
  • Critical thinking, superior journalistic writing and solid interpersonal skills.
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